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
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.
A different story, a new reader, it was terrible.
This started off in the very early stages just okay, I was looking forward to a ghost story. The reader was irritating from the start, but I'm willing to put up with that if the story good. Well, it progressed into an unbelievable gay sex/love story (and not a very good one at that!), leaving the ghost part as secondary and even that was very predictable. I think if I had this in book form I could have at least skipped the cringe worthy sex/love scenes more easily than on my mp3 player, but there again I probably would have just binned the book a third of the way in.
All of them
Waste of a credit
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!
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!
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