Normal young women go on dates on Saturday nights. Paranormal investigator Betty “Boo” Boorman goes on ghost hunts in Savannah, Georgia, America’s most haunted city. She’s more comfortable around ghosts than guys, anyway.
A violent haunting forces Betty to team up with her rival ghost hunter, the arrogant Carter Lansford. When the violence is turned toward her, though, Betty knows she needs additional expertise. She enlists the help of a handsome stranger, who introduces himself simply as Maxwell, Demon.
Betty’s ghost hunting is cut short when she’s threatened and, finally, attacked. Either someone wants her to stay away from an investigation, or a demon hunter is targeting her. As Betty begins to fall for Maxwell’s mysterious charm, she starts to wonder if her life–and her soul–are worth the risk.
I. Loved. This. Book. Is that to the point enough? *wink* Ghost of a Threat is the first book I have ever read by Beth Dolgner and I am officially a fan. The story starts out introducing us to the star of this new series – Betty “Boo” Boorman. She’s independent and strong willed, yet still vulnerable. And she’s a ghost hunter. Well, paranormal investigator, to be politically correct. I happen to be a “from the ground up” fan of the show Ghost Hunters on Discovery. I watched that show when it was brand new and loved it. Now, not so much as I feel that it’s become a little too Hollywood (sound effects inserted and everyone is an over-actor). This series sort of gives you a look into what a paranormal investigation can really be like – sometimes exciting, sometimes boring. It’s definitely a fun aspect of this book. However, definitely NOT the only thing the book has going for it.
Betty is part of an investigation team called The Savannah Spirit Seekers. The cast of characters Betty has surrounding her are fantastic. Through Beth’s writing, you really get a sense of the solidity of their friendship. This group of friends will do anything for one another and you really feel that.
Aside from the great cast, Ms. Dolgner has put together a very well written mystery. I can honestly say that I did not see that ending coming. You will be left slack-jawed and bug-eyed when you read the ending. There are mysteries within mysteries that will keep you guessing until the last few pages.
And then there’s Maxwell. Oh, Maxwell. I think Maxwell may have taken the place of Eric Northman in my heart as my favorite literary badass. Ladies – He’s hot. He’s complicated. He’s hot. He’s witty. He’s hot. He’s mysterious. He’s…..well, a good word that comes to mind to describe Maxwell is debonair. He’s well put together, well spoken and he’s got a wicked jones for our heroine. I think I need to add #TeamMaxwell to my list of “team” tags now.
I highly recommend this book. It’s got a fluid storyline and you never get left behind or confused. If you have any questions about what this book has in store for you, just read the very first chapter (only a couple pages long). I LITERALLY got goose bumps!!!
I give Ghost of a Threat 5 stars!!
My review for the second book in this series (Ghost of a Whisper) coming soon!!