The Last Crossing (The Finger Lakes Mysteries Book 3)

Jesse Graham is young, beautiful and engaged to the man of her dreams. If only her best friend would agree to be maid of honor, then everything will be perfect. Maggie Keegan, or Sister Angelina as her father likes to call her, is torn between her vows to God and her growing feelings for a man she met while helping her best friend solve a cold-case murder. However, after Jesse spends the night at her friend’s family lake cottage, she realizes there are more pressing problems than what Maggie will be wearing at her wedding. Jesse can see spirits, and in her experience, not all lingering souls are benevolent. The spirit she has just encountered at the cottage is unlike anything she has encountered in the past, and this terrifies her.

Ms. Meyette’s story about a psychic schoolteacher with some panache for solving cold cases is delightfully refreshing, an easy to read whodunit. It is not necessary to read the other books in the series to enjoy this standalone novel. Ms. Meyette’s characters are charming and sympathetic, and it is easy to feel their emotions and share in their struggles. The storyline is somewhat simplistic and many may be able to solve the mystery early on.  Still, the author artfully describes a family still grieving over the loss of a family member, bringing the struggle for closure close to home, when her heroine Jesse must solve a series of kidnappings 15 years earlier. She has enough twists and turns, to keep the pages turning, while throwing in some levity to give the reader a moment to take a breath.  
Ms. Meyette has a knack for storytelling, and “The Last Crossing” does not disappoint!

Kimberly Gunvaldson