The Haunting of Josie by Kay Hooper #BookReview #Ghosts #RomanticSuspense #Paranormal

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Haunting Of Josie is a book from my recommendation list that I tend to dive into when I’m really too short of time and can’t concentrate on anything. This had quite an interesting blurb and honestly had a high expectation after reading the prologue that begins with a CAT called pendragon. The story is OK but not anything to be impressed about. As a fun easy read, this fits the bill but am sure most readers would be disappointed with this story.

Marc Westbrook is recuperating from an accident in the cottage near his family home. Josie Douglas has rented out the family home in hope of seclusion and peace to work on something that has haunted her own life. The love is instantaneous which was alright considering the fast pace but the mystery about Luke Westbrook who died in the house also kind of happens rapidly without any gradual development of the plot. The cat does help at every turn which was amusing to read. There’s nothing spooky or spine-tingling in the story, so it is in reality a fairly quick read which was what I was looking for, 3 stars for that!

I haven’t read many books by Kay Hooper to form an opinion but as a fan of ghostly and paranormal romances with mystery and suspense, I would definitely like to read other works by this author.

Before writing such New York Times bestselling thrillers as Blood Dreams and Sleeping with Fear, Kay Hooper made her mark with novels uniquely blending romance and suspense. In this new edition of The Haunting of Josie, Hooper brings together the themes that have remained at the heart of all her work—passion, danger, and a touch of the paranormal—in this classic story of a woman haunted by the past and tempted by a man too irresistible to trust.…

Josie Douglas came to the isolated country cottage with her research, a good alibi, and a gun. She hoped that she’d have enough time to unravel the facts behind the tragedy that years before shattered her life. Instead she found herself in a house haunted by its own dark history. A series of strange coincidences, a ghostly visitor, and a mysterious brass key provide Josie with tantalizing clues to a mystery that keeps her guessing at every turn. As does Marc Westbrook—a landlord who embodies the meaning of the term drop-dead gorgeous. Soon she’ll have to trust him with the secret that drove her into seclusion—a secret that has already cost one man she loved his life.

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