I loved it, from start to finish.
Awesome story line.
A very good combination of paranormal mystery with a little romance.
Mostly using audiobooks when my concentration is so bad that I can't read text. Or sometimes when I feel the need to practise my [listening] english even more. I'm not very picky when it comes to stories, so can listen to practically anything – and have a knack to find SOMETHING in each story that I like. *smile*
I enjoyed this book pretty much all the way through. The plot was fun and interesting to follow – not too easy to figure out who the bad guy was and their motive and so on, and the focus was just as much about the mystery as about the feelings developing between Matt and Kier without having to read a sex scene every other chapter (I don't mind sex in my stories too much as long as it's well written but if it's a lot of it it just gets repetitive and boring in my opinion so for me this book was good in this department).
The feelings grew at a steady and good pace between these two interesting characters that were both very likeable and felt very real-like to me. Both have their struggles and baggage from earlier relationships but neither lets the other one close off completely but instead makes them talk things out. Communication. I also loved their banter haha.
Side characters were also great. The ghost-girl, Kier's sister and Matt's sister in law were all characters I enoyed very much an brought good balance to the story too. I was also very fond of Matt's friend from the office.
The narrator did a great job with this audiobook! I really liked his voice and the way he was reading it. He had a good pace and was good at giving the characters their voices.
It's a book I can recommend!
The story was both exciting, suspenseful, romantic, and beautifully written. I was on the edge of my seat.
Along with a crackling good plot, I loved the four main characters. These were people you can really care about, each in their own way - people I would welcome into my life in a heart beat.
Not an easy question, because they were all so engaging. I loved Kiernan, for his boyishness & mischievous qualities, but also for his empathy & caring, and a wisdom beyond his years. But equally strong cases could be made for the loyalty, courage and endearing qualities of the other three main characters: Matt and his sister in law, and Kiernan's sister Aiden.
The author's ability to bring out the essence of her characters is uncanny - even in small things like the quirky humorous tee shirts that Kiernan loves to wear. I found myself laughing out loud in a number of spots, but also needing the kleenex at some of the more moving passages. Other times I was ready to cheer.
It would be either Matt or Kiernan. That's a tough choice; they're both terrific characters for different reasons.
This is just an all around brilliant book. Truly first rate, with engaging characters you wish you knew, and a story line that never lets up. Many passages I simply had to listen to twice, or even three times, before allowing myself to go on. You just want to savor them. It's really that good.
I hope Ms. Copland comes out with many more books. There's such a lot of mediocrity out there; we need more writing on this level. Finally, I can't imagine a more perfect dramatization than that delivered by Mr. LeFleur. He did justice to this wonderful, suspenseful, feel-good story.
So I say again . . . just brilliant!
Refreshing, intriguing and romantic.
What I enjoyed most about the storyline was that you could virtually replace the two main characters with male and female; two females; or interracial couple. The point being that LOVE was the ultimate connection and the growth of their love for one another AND the love story was told in unison with a murder mystery. A nice blend the story and characters.
Matthew's voice was a little to mature/older gentlemen sounding for the character.
Don't worrry no spoilers here...I did both -CRY @ the funeral...how touching with the flag and LAUGH the sister and sister-in-law were a hoot!
If you shy away from lovemaking m/m you may not enjoy this book but if you are open to LOVE for all genders, and a mystery to boot -- I BELIEVE you will enjoy listening to this story.
If you're like me and pay attention to the ratings, and not the actual details, you may have accidentally skimmed over the part that while it is a romance, it is between a male couple. "Kiernan" being a man.
Pretty good story line, and I imagine if you were gay, and liked romance books, this would be a great listen.
If you're not, it isn't.