Sep 4, 2016

Book Review: The Spirit Chaser

Some places are too evil. Some places should be left alone.

Austin Cole has it made. Star of the hit television show Spirit Chaser Investigations, he has become the world’s most famous paranormal investigator. Although hard work, a talented investigation team, and favorable genetics have something to do with it, it’s his lack of fear and willingness to take risks no one else will that make Spirit Chaser Investigations cable’s number-one show. When a ghost-hunt-gone-wrong seriously injures his best friend and lead psychic, Austin is forced to find a replacement for a team member he considers irreplaceable.

Casey Lawson can’t catch a break. She’s been on her own since she turned eighteen and is scraping by as a part-time psychic and cashier at a New Age store. When a desperate Austin Cole calls her up and offers her a position on his team, has her fortune finally changed?

He’s a control freak; she’s stubborn and opinionated. It takes time, but when they finally realize they’re working on the same side, everything clicks, both on and off screen.

Just when things are looking up, a new threat emerges. Over the years, Austin has angered plenty of demons, and one of them has set her sights on him. Now he’s the one in danger, and it’s up to the team to rescue him from the riskiest investigation of their lives.

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There are times when I am looking for something different to read and THE SPIRIT CHASER fit the bill to the tee especially as I don't tend to read a lot of horror. And add in some romance...

What really made this book is the characters.  They are all very well developed and slightly quirky.  When I first met Austin, I was all ready to hate him but he has such a good heart and the reason for his 'rules' are to keep the team safe.  Now Casey was a favorite from the beginning though she has her issues too with her stubbornness and family issues.  All of the secondary characters are also so well done that they could take over the lead at any time.

The plot is fast paced for the most part though there were a few instances where is really dragged.  Perfect time to catch your breath before everything starts moving at a breakneck speed.  The book leaned heavily on the Christian mythos with the demons and exorcisms but I didn't find it preachy in any way.  

I do recommend THE SPIRIT CHASER to any of my readers who enjoy a blend of horror and romance.  It will catch your attention immediately and hold on to it until the very last page.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.


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