Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Poltergeist by Kat Richardson

A Greywalker Novel, Book 2
Kat Richardson
ROC – New American Library
ISBN# 978-0-451-46150-6

Harper Blaine isn’t your average Seattle PI, she’s a Greywalker. After a brush with death Harper gained the ability to walk both sides of the line that divides the mortal world from the Grey world beyond. Now most of her cases include a touch of the paranormal. Her latest client, Professor Tuckman, is heading a research group at the local university. The project’s goal was to create an artificial poltergeist from their combined will. When the results begin escalating Tuckman thinks that one of the participants is faking the results. What Harper finds when she investigates the claim is something entirely different.

When one of Tuckman’s group is found dead in a way that the police can’t explain, Harper finds herself being drawn ever deeper into the bizarre mystery. Following threads into the Grey, Harper can track down the paranormal entity they call Celia, but she has little idea what to do from there. As the activity continues to increase in strength and violence, Harper seeks advice from friends who are better versed in the paranormal. As a last resort she meets with Carlos, a vampire who leaves her shaking but owes her favors. Harper knows that if Carlos can’t help then there’s little hope for anyone who crosses the murderer’s path.

Poltergeist is the second book in the Greywalker series. Harper is an intelligent, witty and all-around likeable character who sweeps readers up into the excitement of her adventures. Ms. Richardson weaves a compelling mystery filled with danger, non-stop action and a whole lot of surprises. A paranormal tale sure to capture the reader’s attention and leave them eager for the next of Harper’s escapades.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

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