Ghost Layer by Robin D. Owens
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is the second book in Robin D. Owens’ Ghost Seer series and I think I like it even better than the first. Clare has accepted (okay, pretty much accepted) her gift. She sees ghosts and can help them crossover. She’d still really rather just be an accountant, but that is no longer possible.
She has also realized that without her gift, she probably would never have met Zach and that is too terrible to contemplate. Zach “gets” her. He understands she is not crazy and is willing to help and protect her. And in Ghost Layer, the protection needed is from the living, not the dead.
Not to mention, they are really, really good together in bed.
Zach’s skills in criminal investigation are unquestionably needed because not only does he have to discover who killed the gold miner, someone might also be out to hurt Clare. He really wants to lock her in her room to keep her safe. Of course, if he tries it, he will be the one in danger . . . from Clare. Kevlar, maybe kevlar would work.
One of my favorite scenes from the book is when Clare is talking to J. Dawson, the ghost. He was and still is a lady’s man.
I will show you where I was killed. That’s what we need to find out before you can lay me.
Clare choked. “Lay you?”
There are such things as ghost layers. Ghost seers and ghost layers. He winked.
“Uh-huh,” Clare said. “I prefer ‘ghost seer.’”
As I said, J. Dawson is a lady’s man. At least, he wants to be.
And yes, Enzo the ghost dog is still a major character. He comes across as a overgrown Labrador puppy. He just happens to be a ghost and can advise Clare on being a ghost seer.
Nothing odd about that, is there?
Make sure you read book one, Ghost Seer, first. You will need it to understand Ghost Layer. I am already anxious to read book three, Ghost Killer, which is due out February 3, 2015.