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Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Review: Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham
Heather Graham spins another of her bestsellers in a light paranormal, Ghost Shadow. In the sticky summer on the Keys of Florida, Fright Fest brings tourists to the historic area. Costumes hide the identities of those who seek the tours of haunted mansions and those who love to be frightened by imagination.
Katie O’Hara isn’t afraid of the ghosts that she can see.
She indulges in the return of family and friends, even those that haven’t returned since a year-long gruesome, unsolved murder. David Beckett arrives with the intentions of opening this cold case of the murder of his former fiancée.
The handful of previous suspects, along with a new list, is in town for the festivities. David is number one on the list. Katie doesn’t believe he’s guilty as they become emotionally engaged, even with new murders shortening the string of suspects.
Katie relies on the limited abilities of ghosts to help her find the true killer. It’s hard to believe that a friend or family member is guilty. Can the ghosts impart their knowledge through unconventional means, and will she understand their signals before it’s too late?
The romance is a bit weak with lack of conflict, but the story holds great suspense through the mystery and the number of suspects involved.