Wednesday, 12 January 2011

GREYWALKER by Kat Richardson

Harper Blaine was your average small-time P.I. until a two-bit perp's savage assault left her dead for two minutes. When she comes to in the hospital, she sees things that can only be described as weird-shapes emerging from a foggy grey mist, snarling teeth, creatures roaring.

But Harper's not crazy. Her "death" has made her a Greywalker- able to move between the human world and the mysterious cross-over zone where things that go bump in the night exist. And her new gift is about to drag her into that strange new realm-whether she likes it or not.

I have to admit, that being on an awesome reading ride totally rocks! And this book is yet another awesome UF addition, to the many I've read during the last month. Yay.

Harper Blaine is a PI from Seattle, and her story starts out with a very violent scene. Someone she caught out committing fraud--for a client--drops into her office, and instead of being apologetic he actually beats the hell out of her. So badly that she actually dies for a few minutes. And when she wakes up again in the hospital, she can suddenly see things that aren't supposed to be there.

Regardless, she recovers enough to get back to work and gets involved in a few cases. A missing person, and a missing item. Both seem normal enough, until she starts to dig deeper and finds herself lost in this new world she's tapped into. With the help of a few new friends, she slowly starts to understand that she's a Greywalker and can actually walk in the Grey, where the supernatural beings exist. She might start to grasp what's going on, but she doesn't like it. She fights it every step of the way but luckily for her, the married couple--Mara and Ben Danziger--stick by her.

I loved this book! I thought Harper's stubborn ways and capability to keep going no matter what happened to her were a streak that made me enjoy her story that much more. Also, the characters in this book were as fascinating as the creatures. I especially liked the mysterious and very helpful, Quinton, as well as the very interesting, Will. Oh, and Chaos was so cute.

This was also a very original take on the paranormal. It was cool learning the ropes with Harper. Excellent book. Actually, I just ordered the next book, POLTERGEIST. :)

H&UFRC books read: 4/24

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