Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Review - You're the One that I Haunt by Terri Garey

You’re the One that I Haunt
Nicki Styx, Book 3
Terri Garey
Avon Books
February 24, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-06-158203-5

Book Blurb:
The devil went down to Georgia . . .

Nicki Styx has always known that the devil's in the details—but does he have to move in next door, too? Worse, he won't take no for an answer. Nicki would never leave her beloved boyfriend, ER doc Joe Bascombe, but hell hath no fury like a devil scorned. He's determined to make Nicki's life a living hell—even if it means exposing Nicki as an unwilling ghoulfriend to the dead.

Now, just when she was getting used to being able to see and hear—and help—spirits, Nicki's got a whole new set of problems. With ghosts descending from all sides, the bereaved knocking down her door, and Joe trying to take things to the next level, Nicki may finally be in over her head. It would be so easy to dance with the devil . . . but if Nicki crosses over to the dark side, she may never leave.

My thoughts:
After a brush with death, Nicki Styx started seeing spirits and while helping them find peace is the right thing to do, it isn’t an easy task. When the devil himself opens a shop near her own, and makes it clear that his interest in her is far from harmless, Nicki finds herself with more troubles than ever.

Nicki’s boyfriend, Joe Bascome, the man who once saved her life in the ER, has just had one of many bad days at work. Little does he know it’s about to get worse when the woman he couldn’t save comes looking for vengeance and will stop at nothing to achieve that goal. Caught between the woman he loves and the job he’s worked so hard to secure, Joe may be forced to make a very difficult choice.

This is the third novel in the Nicki Styx series, and for Nicki living with the dead is about to take a drastic turn. Ms. Garey takes readers on a new ghostly adventure, adding a surprising twist to the storyline. While unfolding at a slower pace than the previous installments, You’re the One that I Haunt is entertaining and blends the horrors and humor that’s become Nicki’s life. The ending will leave readers wondering, and looking forward to the next visit with Nicki and her friends.

To learn more about You’re the One that I Haunt, please visit Ms. Garey’s website: HERE

You can get a sneak peek inside You're the One that I Haunt at the publisher's website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


ChariDee said...

I LOVE this series and cannot wait for this book! So many good books coming out in the next few months!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi ChariDee - It's a fun series, and I really enjoy her writing style. Just a few weeks left before it releases! :)

jessewave said...

This sounds like the kind of book I would not want to read at night - it's so scary. Would you say that it could be read as a standalone?

Kimberly Swan said...

It's not too scary. *grin* If you read it as a stand-alone I think what would confuse you the most is who Sammy is and why he hangs around. So I wouldn't really suggest it as a stand alone because you may not enjoy it the way you should. :)

samantha.1020 said...

I've read the 1st book by this author but haven't had a chance to pick up the 2nd one. Looks like I should get to it soon :)

Unknown said...

I am really looking forward to this new addition to the series!

Kimberly Swan said...

Sam - You have a little catching up to do, but it's always fun to be able to read them one after the next. :)

Amber - One of the things I like most about this series is that Terri has created unforgettable characters. (sometimes when you read a few hundred other books between an author's releases, it takes a few pages to remember who everyone is)

Enchanted by Books said...

I really enjoyed the last book in this series but it's been so long it's hard for me to remember much. I still want to read this one though, sounds great!

Kimberly Swan said...

Bet you'll recognize them as soon as you start reading Rachael! :)