Ghost Seer, Book 1
Synopsis: There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts …
When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy—and living—Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.
A former deputy sheriff, Zach is leaving a painful past behind in Montana for a new life in Denver as a private investigator, a job that has him crossing paths with beautiful Clare. Not that she minds. After the restless ghost of a Wild West gunman demands her assistance, Clare finds herself needing Zach more and more—and not just for help.
Review: I read the fantasy series from the author many years ago and it is true that I was very curious to see how Robin D. Owens could introduce us to the urban fantasy genre. In addition, it is always interesting to find some new ghost stories and it seemed really perfect for me!
Clare is a woman like any other. However, with the death of her aunt, she realizes that she can now see ghosts … For someone very logic as her it is a very difficult to accept that fact and Clare seems determined to act as if nothing happened. The only problem? It seems that a person who doesn’t accept this gift is intended to gradually decline and die or to go mad, something our psychic would like to avoid as you can imagine. In addition, a ghost appears to her to ask for help. Jack Slade, notorious since his death, needs her to finally pass into the afterlife. But first of all, he must make amends and show the truth about his existence. Unfortunately, for this, they must recover both ears, cut from the man who had shot him. An easy task would you say? Yet many pitfalls will stand in her way. she will not, however, be alone in this quest and she will be accompanied by the ghost of a talking dog. I must say that I’m a bit hesitant with talking animals in novels, and even if it is true that it is something that doesn’t really work for me, it was pretty ok here. I was also curious by his character because even if he has the nature of a regular dog, he has another entity living with him and it is true that it is difficult to really understand who he really is. And of course we have Zach …
What about this character? He went through many events, leaving him now unemployed and wounded forever. And while it’s hard to understand what he is going to do with his life, his move will bring him more than he could have hoped for. Indeed, here he finds a job as a private detective, a fabulous place in a charming old lady house, and a woman, Clare, he greatly appreciates. I enjoyed Zach but it is true that it is sad to see that it’s hard for him to forgive what happened and he is now struggling to move forward in his life. Yet when he meets Clare, he will discover another world, and he will have to choose whether it is worth it or not.
The only thing note and that bothered me enough was the insta-love between the two characters. Yes, because at their first meeting, when they do not know each other at all, the two characters almost fall madly in love. And it is true that I have struggled to adhere to it… it is not realistic enough for me and the relationship progresses really quickly between them. It’s a shame because I think if they really took their time, I would have liked them a lot more. But this story does not change the fact that the plot is still very well done and I was eager to see how Clare would behave with her new gift and how she would face a ghost who wants more than anything her help.
To conclude, it was a nice novel to read and I admit that I’m curious to read the second book to see what the author will provide us for the future, because I’m sure that we still have much more to learn about this unusual gift.