Gull Harbor is an entertaining story about a medium who can speak to ghosts with a beautiful second chance romance woven thru the story. Kathryn Knight is an author I would always return to as her stories offer a lovely mix of romance and paranormal elements with a bit of suspense added to them. Claire is in Gull Harbor to help a family rid their house of a malevolent ghost and Claire’s first encounter with the ghost is getting hit by a rock. As Claire tries to convey her help to the ghost whose mournful keening keeps her awake at night, the ghostly spirit causes all forms of mayhem making Claire’s life hell in the house. Adding to her pressure is the presence of her ex-boyfriend Max who walked out of her life without providing a reason.
The horror element of the story is not scary, in fact, after the first few chapters the mystery with regards to the ghost is cleared but the focus changes to the how and why of the crime and this was equally interesting. The second chance romance between Max and Claire was good except that Claire behaves like an adolescent teenager jumping to conclusions without talking it out with Max.
The twists and turns in the story are exciting though I wish the villain was more evil than shown, being a killer he doesn’t evoke any terror.
Fast paced quick read for fans of the genre.
When Claire Linden’s job sends her to the sleepy town of Gull Harbor, she never expects to encounter her ex-boyfriend. As a medium, the prospect of tackling a haunted house is less daunting than seeing Max Baron again. Throughout their passionate college relationship, he promised to love her forever. Then, without explanation, he abandoned her on graduation day.
Max never intended to break Claire’s heart–a cruel ultimatum forced him to disappear from her life. While he’s shocked to find her in Gull Harbor, he isn’t surprised by the bitter resentment she feels for him…or the fiery attraction that remains between them.
Claire is determined to rid her temporary home of its aggressive ghost, but Max soon realizes she’s facing a danger beyond the paranormal. When Claire risks everything to help a desperate spirit, Max must race to save her–before another tragedy tears them apart forever.
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