Title: The First Step
Fresh out of court ordered re-hab, fourteen year-old Allyson Crandall is determined to be a smarter addict. She's going back to her life of drugs, guns and cons, and she's not getting busted again.
The one thing jacking up Allyson's plan is her murdered best friend, Miranda. She wants Allyson to find her killer. Miranda won't leave Allyson alone. She wakes her up in the middle of the night, makes rude comments about her taste in boys, and interferes with her drug deals.
Desperate to get rid of the cranky spirit, Allyson sets out to solve the murder. With Miranda's ghost by her side and a stolen Glock in her hand, Allyson follows the threads from rural Arizona to the complex drug networks of Phoenix.
Good writing. Crap plot.
The ghost with an agenda is old news.
You need something new and fresh here but I'd keep my eye on you for good stuff.