A Ghost of a Chance by Debbie Cassidy – A Book Review

Posted October 30, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Reviews, Urban Fantasy / 1 Comment

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A Ghost of a Chance

(The Nightwatch – Book 1)

by Debbie Cassidy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Urban Fantasy
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

A straight Urban Fantasy with just enough action and mystery to please. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

They say the dead don’t speak. That’s a lie. They speak to Kat Justice, but most of the time, she chooses not to hear them.

I’m a Nightwatch agent, a nightblood charged with enforcing the supernatural laws. Humans can’t know the shit that goes bump in the night is real. It’s sweaty, tough work, with crappy pay, but I love it.

Things would be perfect if not for my secret.

Pureblood Nightbloods can’t see or hear the dead. The fact that I can exposes my mixed breeding. I’m not meant to exist, and if the council find out about my secret it’s the executioners block for me.

Keeping a lid on my ghost whisperer ability is a must.

So, when my gramps orders me to head to the arse end of nowhere, a nowhere that just happens to be the most haunted place on the bloody map, I’m a little confused.

This transfer doesn’t jive with trying to keep the ghost chat to a minimum.

But with my golem partner and gargoyle companion in tow, I’m sure I can figure out why I’ve been sent to this weird coastal town. I mean, they even have a ghost bar.

You’d think the local souls would be eager to chew my ear off, right? Wrong.

For the first time in forever, the dead aren’t talking.

Now I need to know why…

A kick ass Urban Fantasy Adventure filled with fey, demons, vampires, gargoyles and golems.

Thoughts on A Ghost of a Chance

*I received an ARC of this novel from the author to enjoy. This is my voluntary, unbiased opinion and review. *

A Ghost of a Chance is pure Urban Fantasy, offering an action packed adventure that edges the line between thriller and magical mystery.

Kat Justice, much like her cousin, Indigo at the Nightwatch Academy, is more than just a Justice… and far more than most people believe. Sent to a secluded Nightwatch stronghold by her powerful grandfather, Kat settles in with her assigned Golem, Henri, and her protective Gargoyle, Tris. Their mission? Discover who/what is killing the humans of this sleepy little town. Easy, right?

Blood and talent blend to bring this tale to life, twisting through the rules and regulations as easily as water, while bending the ‘known’ with the ‘impossible’ to thrust a narrative that shapes a brand new, yet familiar, world. It’s fast, snarky, dangerous and revealing. I’m eager to see what happens in book 2!


  • Spin off from the NightWatch Academy Series, but you do NOT have to read that first. If you do, you’ll have a better understanding of the people, world and races, but the narrative does a good job of painting that picture even without prior experience. No characters from that series appear here, just a name or two.
  • World building, its unique and stand apart.
  • True UF. There is no romance here, though perhaps a touch of flirting tossed around. There may be a romance in the future, but that is not the point of this series. And this will NOT be a RH.
  • Henri. The concept!! Love it. I want to see more of this connection… and I am done now to prevent spoilers. 😉


  • Little hard to fall into in the beginning, felt rushed or confusing.
  • Maybe it was just me, but it felt short.


First Person, Single POV (one chapter is multiple POV)

Ending Type



R for violence and language

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


Final Verdict on A Ghost of a Chance

4 out of 5 Stars

If you like Urban Fantasy, then this adventure based romp is perfect for you. It has magic, mayhem and gargoyles – not to mention a Golem that seems more human than not. Free on KU!

Published October 22nd, 2019
250 Pages

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