My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The story is exactly what the title says. There’s a malevolent spirit haunting Hillwood Farm and Callie who can sense, see and talk to ghosts has been called into help by Alice. The story doesn’t linger anywhere, there’s not much diversion as the reader is given a straight away menace into the ghost’s wild attacks. There’s also the romance that grows between Luke, the grandson of Alice and Callie who has her own emotional baggage to worry about.
This is quite an easy read for a couple of hours which I think would be considered as a plus or minus depending on the reader. On one hand, the straight story telling makes it fast paced which is good if that’s what one is looking for but on the other hand, there were places that would have benefited well by a little more detail added to it. I loved the story coz it suited me perfectly but some readers may feel a lack of depth, especially in the dynamics of the vengeful spirit with respect to the relationship to the Turner family.
The horror element of it is comparatively mild as the atmospheric menace is kept to the minimum.
In all an interesting paranormal romance story and exactly what I was looking for!
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After tragedy strikes, Callie Sinclair is left with a gift she never wanted—the ability to communicate with ghosts. But when a desperate widow begs for her help, she reluctantly agrees to investigate the strange occurrences at Hillwood Farm. She quickly realizes she’s dealing with a dangerous presence beyond anything she’s ever experienced, and something else becomes equally clear—the only other living person in the house, Mrs. Turner’s handsome grandson, thinks she’s a scam artist. While she’d prefer to just ignore him, her heart beats a little faster every time he’s nearby.
Luke Turner doesn’t believe in spirits. He’s moved back to restore the family farm, but living on the property serves a dual purpose—he can watch out for his grandmother. He’s not happy about the sudden appearance of a self-described psychic, or his inexplicable attraction to her. His initial suspicions crumble as evidence points to an actual haunting, but he’s still determined not to fall for Callie—the past has taught him it’s best to avoid relationships.
As Callie is drawn deeper into the mystery, she becomes the target of a vengeful spirit, and Luke can no longer fight his feelings for her. Unable to resist their desire, passion ignites…even as the paranormal activity escalates to a final deadly confrontation.
BEST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE OF 2018 at N.N. Light’s Book Heaven Reviews
This title previously published in the USA TODAY Bestselling Love Under Fire Romantic Suspense Thrillers Box Set