Hi everyone! It’s Monday, and it is raining (again, or maybe I should say still) in Cleveland. I had a busy weekend with work and the Easter holiday, so I really didn’t get much reading done. I can’t remember if I already mentioned this, but I last week I finished Clarity by Kim Harrington, a very quick (read it in one day) paranormal mystery.
Clarity by Kim Harrington, March 2011.
Clare (Clarity) Fern lives in the tourist town of Cape Cod where she and her family make a living doing psychic readings. When a teenaged girl is murdered in her hotel room, Clare’s brother becomes the prime suspect. In order to clear her brother’s name, Clare will have to work with the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart and the new police chief’s son (a hottie of the tall, dark, and handsome variety with a mysterious past). The closer they get to solving the crime, the more dangerous things become for Clare.
This was a fun book to read. Despite being a little bothered by the fact that Clare at times doubted her brother’s innocence and the idea that Clare didn’t have friends because of her gift, but her brother did, I found this to be an enjoyable page-turner of a book. The mystery had plenty of twists and turns and kept me guessing up to the very end. This book has little bit of everything: a mystery with a paranormal touch, a dark and possibly dangerous love interest, a surprise twist at the end, and room for more! There is a planned sequel, called Perception, due out in 2012. I will definitely be watching for that one! This is an excellent debut offering from Ms. Harrington.
If you enjoyed books like The Body Finder by Kimberley Derting (I did!), the LilyDale series by Wendi Corsi Staub or the Touch series by Laurie Faria Stolarz, you won’t want to miss this one.
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