Type: Paranormal Romance
My Copy: Sent
Something wicked this way comes… When her aunt died, level-headed accountant Clare Cermak inherited a fortune—as well as a phantom dog and the power to help ghosts move on. Her new gift led her to Zach Slade, a sexy private investigator with a unique psychic gift of his own, and the man who’s slowly opening her heart. But as they work toward building a future together, a sinister threat emerges.
An evil ghost is ravaging Creede, Colorado, threatening to devour the spirit of an innocent boy. Inexperienced in facing such a powerful ghost—and knowing her spirit, too, could be ripped away—Clare still can’t refuse to help. With Zach’s support she uncovers the ghost’s identity, and the ancestral weapon required to slay it. But does Clare dare to use that weapon before the ghost destroys the man she loves—and her own spirit?
I really enjoyed this third in the series. I feel each book pulls me deeper into Clare’s world of ghosts, her new life and how she handles the changes.
Seventeen days ago Clare Cermak’s life changed forever, she gained a psychic ability from her aunt that helps ghost pass on. Her timeline is the end of the 1800’s and often finds herself visiting towns that have deep old west histories.
Zach Slade works for Rickman Securities and has been beside Clare since they met, also about seventeen days ago. He has helped her with several ghost’s using his own gift of precognitivepowers. He uses the Counting Crows Rhyme that his mother taught him when he notices crows, predicting certain events, crows that he only sees, but he is always right.
Rickman Securities often hires both Clare and Zach to help with a job, this time they are needed to help a small boy of seven named Caden, who is like Clare, a ghost seer. There is an evil entity in Creede, Colorado that is killing more than just ghosts that have not passed on, it is also killing people and Caden could be next.
This series has sucked me in and this third book is the best yet. The setting takes place only seventeen days after the first book began and the danger has ramped up as Clare faces an evil like no other, feeling extremely inexperienced she is worried.
Clare has really grown since the first book, she finally decides to accept her “gift”, maybe it is because now the threat is to a young boy, but she vows to read, listen and learn about her seer abilities. In the first two books she was not happy and often push back when Enzo or The Other wanted her to know more, but now she is more open, although she still mourns her lost accounting career, really?
I have always liked Zach, he is a great hero that supports Clare to the end. He wants to help her with her abilities and the new case they are given and he is so good. The two grow very close during this assignment and I like how they treat each other, with love and respect.
The pace of the story flows well, starting out slow as they find themselves in Creede, Colorado getting settled for what they hope is only a few days. They get the lay of the land but the danger rises fast when the ghost attacks several times trying to get to both Caden and Clare. Secondary characters play important roles and I enjoyed seeing several of them again. Mrs. Flinton is a kick and I enjoy her wit and humor and I love Desiree, she has been in the other stories but here she really shines. And what can I say about Enzo, a true companion and all around best friend, isn’t that what all dogs are? All in all I love how the series is turning out. I am not sure if there are more to come, it could end here but there are also several story lines that could be developed and I am hoping for the best. Although this is the third book in the series and closely related, it could be read as a standalone as the author helps the reader with a good back story. I recommend this for those that enjoy a paranormal book with a good romance and great story.
I give Ghost Killer by Robin D Owens 4 stars!