Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A Ghost Story by J.P. Bowie
Past and present exist side by side as the ghost of a young poet seeks to protect the family living in the house he haunts.
Robert ‘Robbie’ Clavell, a young Victorian poet, is murdered by a jealous competitor, but his murderer, not content with ending Robbie’s life, also invokes an ancient curse that forces his spirit to remain earthbound.
When Jamie Barrett, a dancer in London’s West End, receives a phone call from his mother telling him of strange knocking noises and furniture moving about, he travels home to Manchester to investigate and give support to his mother and his twelve year old niece, Laura.
Advised to contact a psychic for help, Jamie meets Kevin Singleton, and despite the seriousness of what they discover, the two men find a mutual attraction. Kevin explains to Jamie and his mother that their recent family tragedies had opened a portal allowing base spirits to enter and feed off of Laura’s youthful and vibrant energy.
Kevin is able to make a psychic connection with Robbie who tells him that George Russell, his murderer, is the one responsible for the upheaval in the Barrett household. But when Robbie tries to help Kevin exorcise Russell’s spirit, Russell summons up an even darker force - one that could not only destroy the house and everyone in it, but ensure Robbie’s spirit will never find his way home
I've had this book in my to read list for a while so I finally got to it this morning, I gotta say it was such a cute love story added in with some really kinda spooky ghost story, but damn if this author didn't hit all my major points of a great read right on the head. Though the MC's fell in love right off the bat, Robbie the ghost is what kept me reading my heart broke for him and his lover John so many times, only thing I didn't get in this story was I was hoping for some closer for Jamie with his dad but I really recommend this book it's an enjoyable read.