Jan 18, 2011

Book Review: Dark and Disorderly

I was standing there naked when my dead husband walked into my bathroom...
Lillie St. Claire is a Talent, one of the rare few who can permanently dispatch the spirits of the dead that walk the earth. Her skills are in demand in a haunted country, where a plague of ghosts is becoming a civic nuisance. 

Those skills bring her into conflict with frightened citizens who view Talents as near-demons. Her husband has come to see her as a Freak; so when Nathan dies after a car crash, she is relieved to be free of his increasingly vicious presence. Lillie expects to be haunted by Nathan's ghost, but not to become Suspect #1 for her husband's murder and reanimation. 

But what's most surprising of all is the growing attraction between her and psi-crime detective John Thresher. He thinks that Lillie killed Nathan-and Nathan must agree, because his zombie is seeking revenge. Now she and Thresher must work together to solve her husband's murder-before his corpse kills her.

I have to admit that the first thought that ran thru my mind when I saw the cover was that this book was about a wanna be Buffie.  I really shouldn't have worried.   DARK AND DISORDERLY by Ms. Harris is up the usual high quality that I have found is pretty consistent with books published by Carina Press.

I loved Lillie!  She has a lot of power however she has such strong morals that she doesn't misuse it.  And since her husband died, she also have a lot of problems what with zombies after her and a cop that for some unknown reason she is attracted too even though he thinks that she is guilty of her husband's death.

Now John is the kind of man that makes a woman feel safe.  He is a big man that moves lightly on his feet and has a protective streak.  He also is now rather confused about this growing attraction between them.

This is one book that is full of a lot of action with the zombies and whatnot coming out of the woodwork.  I really found it difficult to set aside as I wanted to know what was happening next.  I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys lighter paranormal romantic suspenses.

I rate this book a 4.

I did receive this book from NetGallery in exchange for the review.  No money exchanged hands and all opinions are my own.


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