Release Date: April 1, 2014
Genre: Urban Fantasy
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.
GHOST SEER is the first book in a new series of the same name by Robin D. Owens. It's a cool urban fantasy and I love that she went old school on this one. Forget about vampires, weres, and other otherworldly creatures, let's talk about ghosts! I love ghost stories, there's something very real about them even if I haven't seen one myself. The probability of having a ghostly experience is higher than meeting a shifter or fanger at that. So let's bullet this!
- Love Clare Cermac, the gypsy heroine. She's not the badass chick that we usually meet in urban fantasy novels. She doesn't want anything to do with being a GHOST SEER, she's not a black belt of any martial art nor is she an expert of any kind of weapon. She's almost normal and average, she can be my neighbor and that's why I like her a lot.
- Zach Slade is your typical brooding Alpha male except for his injured leg which he's not letting get in the way of his job. I have nothing much to say about Zach except that he's a good guy but not as exciting as I want/wished him to be.
- There's minimal world and myth building here. Clare is from a line of seers and if she refuses her gift she'll die. Short and simple.
- I don't know why Clare only sees ghosts from a specific time period, the wild west era, maybe this will be explained in the next book?
- I love Clare's ghost dog, Enzo, and the imposing but lovable old coot, Mrs. Finton. These two together are scene stealers and they bring a lot to the story.
- The pace is okay but it's lacking a certain oomph to it. GHOST SEER's a great introduction but the part where Clare was fighting her gift dragged on for too long that it made the climax of the story feel rushed.
- The romance was okay, I didn't particularly "feel" it, to me it felt more like I'm witnessing my friends falling in love as opposed to RDOwens putting me in Clare's shoes and I'm experiencing it for myself.
So I liked GHOST SEER enough for me to read the next one, Ghost Layer, which comes out next month.