SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency’s golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one slight, tiny, itty-bitty paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden he’s the agency’s embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself—go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it kills him.
Cold-case detective Daniel McKenna’s latest investigation is going nowhere fast. Five years earlier, high school student Amy Greene went missing after leaving her part-time job and was never seen again. Daniel is glad to finally have the FBI help that his department requested, even if it does come in the form of his ex.
It doesn’t help that Rain is pretty sure he’s falling in love with Danny all over again—if he ever stopped. Add to that the frustration of seeing ghosts at every turn while he works a case that’s stalled in its tracks, and Rain is starting to wonder if second chances and happy endings are just for fairy tales.
I couldn’t know what to expect with this book. From the cover I thought it would be a terrifying ghost story, and even though there were ghosts, it’s more on the humorous side. It has a great mystery so keep the reader guessing and there’s also a little bit of romance.
Rain has been away from his job on a psychiatric leave after acknowledging his ability to see ghosts, which wasn’t taken so well by his boss. Now he’s back to work again and is assigned to work on a cold case investigation with no other than his ex. Now he has to deal not only with the investigation, but also with the ghosts he keeps seeing and with an ex he still have feelings for.
This was just an amazing book. I had a great time reading it. It had a very interesting plot. The mystery was the strongest part of the book; it was great to see how they conduct the investigations, never giving too much information. It was hard to solve the mystery though; it kept me guessing until the end. The humor was one of the things I liked the most, sure they were investigating a disappearance, but it felt realistic to see how they managed to keep themselves sane under those circumstances as they relied on their humor.
It might not be the most romantic book I’ve ever read, but I can’t complain on that area either. Rain and Danny used to be a couple, there are still feelings involved, but they are struggling to overcome the issues they had. They are great together, I loved to see how hard was for them to figure out what to do because they obviously care for each other. Rain was an amazing character, I loved his sense of humor and how comfortable he seemed by Danny’s side. Danny was also a good character, I didn’t liked him as much as Rain but I guess it had something to do with him being a little more serious.
Another thing I loved about the book was the ghosts. I’m not too fond on paranormal themes, but it was a topic managed very nicely by the author, not scary at all, which would be a big trouble for me. It felt real enough, not just the appearances but also the people’s reaction to them.
Overall, it was an amazing book, I really loved it. I would recommend it to readers looking for a great mystery to solve.