Sunday, July 4, 2010
Dark and Disorderly by Bernita Harris
I received this book as an advance reader through Carina Press. Many thanks to them for introducing me to this wonderful character and story. I absolutely adored Lillie. She was strong in the face of many obstacles. This was a very intriguing novel. I enjoyed the fact that even though John Thresher, the psi-investigator, was very handsome, Lillie did not throw herself upon his "masterful manhood." She was a very strong character in her own right without depending on a man to make her that way. Lillie is what's called a Talent, which means that she has powers that can't be explained. She works for the city as a paranormal who's job it is to be, well, a ghostbuster. Her job is not an easy one and it is not as understood as she would like. Ghosts have become a menace in the world recently and something has to be done. Her husband recently died under suspicious circumstances and she is haunted by a series of events that are deadly and not accidents. I was entranced and read this book really quickly. I can't wait for the next step in this series. I hope this is a series because I would love to see more of Lillie and John Thresher. The author left just enough unanswered questions to make this be something I would look forward to reading. Well done, Ms. Harris.