Not Quite True: A Lowcountry Mystery

· Lowcountry Mysteries Book 3 · Trisha Leigh Ziegenhorn
17 reviews

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With Mayor Beau accused of abuse of power and facing federal indictment, a relentless curse after her unborn nephew, and a moody, uncommunicative spirit in her room, reluctant ghost-helper Graciela Harper figures she’s got enough on her plate.

The universe, as usual, figures otherwise. 

On a girls trip to Charleston that’s meant to give Beau some space and cheer up her cousin, Amelia, a second ghost follows Gracie back to Heron Creek.

As she digs into the mystery behind the Whistling Doctor of Dueler’s Alley, things at home go from bad to worse. Leo’s not talking to her, Amelia’s depression is putting her health at risk, and Beau…well, maybe he’s not as innocent as Gracie always believed.

All that takes a back seat when Gracie’s run off the road on her way back from a research trip, forcing her to face the possibility that her ghost’s secrets might not be about harmless lost love after all. In fact, he’s been the only person aware of certain documents for over two hundred years, and if Gracie helps unearth them she might find herself trapped underground…permanently. 

Ratings and reviews

17 reviews
Jamie Davis
April 21, 2015
What the actual Hell?!?!?! Yeah, I had those moments several times while reading. It's become a favorite saying since reading it in this book. Thanks for that, Lyla! ;-) Lyla Payne NAILED it yet again! I've loved this series from the very first time I sat down to read Not Quite Dead. Gracie Harper is, and always will be, one of my favorite literary characters. From her snarky inner monologues, to her snappy comebacks and sharp wit, she NEVER leaves me disappointed! Not Quite True picks up where Not Quite Cold ends, and with Beau's indictment for the abuse of power in Lindsay Boone's case hanging over their heads, Gracie and Beau are trying to wade through the mire of their two messy lives. With Beau's little brother Brick around, and the town choosing sides, they have little chance to spend time together. Mrs. LaBadie is still lurking in the shadows and wreaking havoc on Gracie and Amelia's life. The girls are still struggling to put their curse behind them but quickly realize the crazy voodoo witch isn't finished with them. The ghost stories and history woven into this series is such a pivotal part of the
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Kelly McCurdy
April 21, 2015
~~I received this in exchange for my honest opinion~ This is the third book in the Lowcountry series. And I have to tell you, this book does not disappoint at all. We pick up right where book two left off. There is trouble afoot in Heron Creek, and Gracie is for once not in the middle of it-or is she?! A trip to Charleston will help figure out who one ghost is, but she bring home a souvenir that she really doesn't need. Lyla sure knows how to write a great book. This book is no exception. She writes with passion and she knows her history. I felt like I was in Charleston going on ghost tours with Gracie. You will not be upset you bought this book, you will love this book!!
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Caroline Varney
June 8, 2015
Loved these Graciella Harper books. Kept me on my toes wanting to know what could happen next. Great characters and well described friendships. Keep the ghost stories coming!
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About the author

 I've been publishing New Adult romance novels for a little over a year, starting with Broken at Love and continuing with the rest of the Whitman University series. I adore telling stories, discovering the little reasons people fall in love, and uncovering hidden truths in the world around us – past and present. 

In my spare time I cuddle my two dogs, pretend to enjoy exercising so that I can eat as much Chipotle as I want, and harbor a deep and abiding hope that Zac Efron likes older women. I loves reading, of course, along with movies, traveling, and Irish whiskey. 

I'm hard at work, ALWAYS, and hope to bring you more Whitman University antics and at least one more Lowcountry ghost tale before the end of the year.

If you want to know more, please visit me at

If you’re a fan of Young Adult fiction—science fiction or otherwise—please check out my work that’s published under the name Trisha Leigh.

I'm represented by Kathleen Rushall at Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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