by Elizabeth Black
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press
Genre: Fiction Adult: Romance, Paranormal
While psychic Martha Ellis McKay may have the Gift, a skeptic’s heart beats in her breast. She has seen her share of fakes, and she does not take kindly to them. Even worse is when she is accused of being one. So imagine her chagrin when she expects to spend a quiet weekend at the Sandpiper Inn working on a book about haunted houses only to meet a ghost hunting team with its own skeptic, who greets Ellis with a jaundiced eye.
She has met her match in both getting to the bottom of the haunting of the Sandpiper Inn and proving to skeptic John “Beck” Becker that she is the real deal. The problem is that Beck and Ellis have more serious worries. The Sandpiper Inn holds a dark secret that threatens to destroy them both. What awaits them as they delve into the history of the Sandpiper Inn? And will their investigations bring them closer together or drive them further apart?
Review: Over all, The Haunting of the Sandpiper Inn was an interesting read. Ms Black certainly did her homework when it comes to the paranormal aspect.
I enjoyed how she kept her facts straight when it came to the ghost hunting. The big problem with this story, for me anyway, was that I could see where it was going. I felt like yelling at the main characters. On the other hand, the relationship aspect of the story kept me reading. I wanted to know if and how Ellis would change Beck's way of thinking. Would these two be able to get together in the end? Also, I had to know if I was right, if what I thought happened actually did or would there be some maniacal twist at the end.
Ms. Black writes a great read, with interesting and humorous characters; my favorite character being one of the inn’s ghosts.