A Death that Lingers
Published Nov 21st, 2011
Beachwalk Press, Inc.
Source: Purchased by Reviewer
This Debut release by Kaylie Newell will linger in your mind long after you read the last page.
The day that she finally leaves her abusive Rock star husband, Josie Collins knows he will be coming after her. Even after she finds out he is dead.
Josie moves back to the small-town where she grew up, back to her Gran and Poppy who raised her, back to working at the Antique Shop and hanging out with her best friend, Angela. The only thing different, besides the Handsome New Police Chief, is the feeling that Liam is somehow there in the town, in her home and has no plans to let her go.
Police Chief, Paul Stark has his own Ghosts that linger in his mind, but it is because he has not been able to free himself of the blame for her death. From the first glance, Paul has an attraction to Josie, but she is a forever kind of girl and he isn't looking for forever. But something is out to hurt Josie, and Paul will do whatever it takes to make sure that she is safe.
With a little Paranormal Flair, Kaylie writes a very different kind of Romance Suspense. From the first page, we are connected to Josie. She is finally leaving her abusive husband and knows it will not be an easy task. From that point on, we can FEEL him around. Looking behind our shoulders for him.....creepy.
Even when she arrives at her grandparents, we have no idea if Liam will be there, or if he is coming after her, I honestly will say I had NO idea what was going to happen, and I love that about a book, when I can't guess what will be happening next.
Then she meets Paul Stark, *swoon*, our handsome Police Chief. The two of them are wildly attracted to each other, but neither is looking to jump into a relationship, until things heat up one night. Josie starts to have feelings for him, but doesn't want to risk getting hurt again, which we can all understand, especially with a man who tries to keep woman at a distance.
Throw in a lingering spirit that doesn't want Josie to be happy or alive, for that matter, and we have an eerie romance that will have you up late into the night.