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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

{Book Review} The First Ghost by Marguerite Butler

The First Ghost
by Marguerite Butler
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
Release: February 21st 2011
Genre: Fiction- Adult: paranormal, urban fantasy
How I got it: received a copy from a publisher

The dead have no respect for anyone trying to have a life.Portia Mahaffey always liked that she was the only woman in her family without a psychic 'gift'. But a concussion awakens her latent ability to see ghosts. And one of those ghosts is prepared to haunt her until Portia agrees to convince the police her death was no accident. With no choice but to help Corinne, Portia reluctantly uses her new gift and some good old-fashioned detection to track down the truth.Seeing the dead is just the beginning. Portia's world becomes filled with hungry demons, mercenary shadow beings, vengeful poltergeists...and one very alive murderer willing rank her among the dead. Who knew hanging with the dead could be so hazardous to the living?

Review: I actually wasn't sure what to expect from this book as it went along. Portia comes from a long line of women with "gifts". Only she never had one until she smacked her head and then it makes her life extremely complicated.
I felt bad for Portia she looses her job, unfairly I might add, and gets evicted due to being saddled with a dog she wasn't all that crazy about at first. He kind of grows on her. Plus side she acquires a hottie doctor boyfriend. Downside I was routing for the detective. Anyway poor Portia then gets roped into helping two dead women solve their own murders. It's always easier when the victim can tell them who did it. This was pretty interesting as was seeing Portia come into her own learning to use her new "gift".
I liked Portia's charater and was drawn into her world which has been turned upside down. I also liked dectective Fierro and was hoping something would come of their chemistry. Hmm maybe next book... hint hint. There was a lot going on in this which kept me reading.

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