Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core - and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.
Haunted by the lingering spirit of the little girl, Kiernan is compelled to aid in the search for her killer. The chance to get closer to the enigmatic Matt is an unexpected bonus. Although Kiernan's been betrayed by people who turned out to be more interested in his fame than in himself, with Matt he's willing to risk his heart. As the two men grow closer, Kiernan helps Matt rediscover that life offers no guarantees - but love offers a reason to believe....
©2012 Diana Copland (P)2012 Audible, Inc
I bought the print version only cause it was cheaper than buying the audio version. I always planned to only listen to audio. I did end up reading a little bit of the kindle version, but I found that I missed having the voices, so I didn't like it as much and went back to the audio.
I usually dont' read mystery type books, so I can't really compare.
Kiernan. His inflection with the accent was awesome! That was the reason I couldn't read it, versus audio. I needed the voices. Just amazing!
I did not, but I listened to it quicker than I normally would an audio book.
I cannot say enough about the narrator. The book was good, very good. But for me, the audio version was so much better than I felt the written book would have been. The narrator was amazing!!!!
Avid reader/listener, knitter, geocacher, random crafts of awesome, and board game player.
A nice paranormal, man-love mystery that was exactly what I wanted. Somewhat fluffy, fun accents... The narrator was a definite asset for this book! I don't know if I would have enjoyed reading it rather than listening to it.
I may have guessed the 'bad guy' early on- but it started as a guess. Maybe I just got lucky, or maybe it was obvious all along. I'm likely to go with the first one. This was just one of those 'entertainment' books that totally fit the bill for what I was after.
My rating is more of a reflection on my enjoyment and the timing of my picking this up. I wanted something a little lighter, a nice romance, and I got it in spades. Definite re-read when I need something that can offer solid entertainment, some heat (but a little light), and an uncomplicated mystery. I really liked the in-depth background on some of the characters, I think it really added that 'something extra'.
It wasn't the best thing I've ever read, but I enjoyed it. All the people touting Jack LeFleur as the narrator of the century aren't far off. His men sound manly and his women don't squeak or whine. He was the brightest part of this book.
genuine book worm
Yes, Its a very good example of a well done m/m genre story with elements of paranormal, romance, mystery, thriller and just the right touch of smexy.
I love m/m genre. I think this is this authors first novel, at least in this genre and its great.
An engaging story, 2 likeable, simpathetic MC's. Aspects of paranormal, mystery and romance.
I just loved the character of Kiernan.
The narrator was amazing, did a fantastic job of separating out character voices, and was just flat out sexy with Kiernan's character.
Will be looking for more narrated by him.
People who believe in mediums.
Another M/M romance
Never heard other performances. He was one of the better narrators I've heard.
Other than the narration, no redeeming qualities.
This book was an apologist novel for psychics who like to meddle in police business. I would have been fine with a fantasy novel, but this was a little too close to reality. The protagonists went out of their way to do the things that mediums are criticized for. The pushing themselves on a bereaved family, the vague answers, all the manipulations a psychic likes to do. There was no police work and if the bad guy hadn't confessed in front of reliable witnesses, then he would have walked. Stupid book.
The audio certainly enhanced a great story. I bought whispersync and I found I preferred to listen to Jack LeFleur. He brought out the characters so well. It's typical of this genre that narrators are either self-conscious or try too hard. But Jack made everything sound natural.
There are great moments throughout but the best remains in the beginning when Matt first meets Abby and she sadly shows him where to find her.
This book is perfectly balanced between it's supernatural plot and it's romantic plot. Both are given full attention without sacrificing the other. Diana Copland delivered a book I couldn't put down, and I will be looking for more.
The story was for the most part very well written and developed.
My favorite character in this story was Matt. He felt very much like a regular guy to me, very personable and relateable.
I think he is one of the best Narrators that I have heard! He was very good! He gave the characters the perfect voices.
Some parts of the book made me laugh, Kiernen was funny.
This was a very good read/listen. I thoroughly enjoyed the progression of the story and relationship between the main characters. My only gripe with this story is how Abby's realization and acceptance of what happened to her came too easily and it just seemed to wrap up the story to make it a happy ending. I would love to get a sequel to this, to see the progression of Matt and Kiernen's relationship.
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!
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