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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Book Review: Ghost Seer (Ghost Seer #1) by Robin D. Owens

Ghost Seer (Ghost Seer #1)
By: Robin D. Owens

There’s just something about Clare. Apart from the ghosts…...

When her eccentric aunt passes away, no-nonsense accountant Clare Cermac inherits more than just a small fortune. She receives the gift of communicating with ghosts. While Clare may not believe in spirits, it’s hard to overlook the shadowy talking dog appearing on her bed or spectral cowboys tipping their hats to her in the streets of Denver. And when she locks eyes with sexy—and living—Zach Slade, there’s certainly no ignoring him either.

A former deputy sheriff, Zach is leaving a painful past behind in Montana for a new life in Denver as a private investigator, a job that has him crossing paths with beautiful Clare. Not that she minds. After the restless ghost of a Wild West gunman demands her assistance, Clare finds herself needing Zach more and more—and not just for help.

Ghost Seer is a bright beginning to what I anticipate being a rollicking fun series. We are introduced to Clare who is a very practical young woman with no belief in ghosts or spirits, as well as to Zach who is a cynical former deputy sheriff who has been injured and is no longer able to work in the field. Both are dealing with sudden life changes that have resulted in no longer being able to continue to function in the familiar lives they have worked so hard to build for themselves. 

Clare is now seeing spirits who expect her to help them pass on, which her logical accountant's mind is unwilling to accept and she fears she is going insane. Zach has become bitter over his injury, which prevents him from performing his chosen life's work. Oh and we mustn't forget our introduction to Enzo, who in case you are wondering is an absolutely marvelous ghost dog who slobbers ghostly slobber while following Clare around trying to get her to admit she sees the spirits and proceed with her destiny. 

The world building is wonderful, the characters brilliantly colorful, and both are very well executed and a delight to read. Ghost Seer, while filled with excentric characters, action, and mystery is not a dark read, but rather a fun romp through the genre that leaves you feeling good on completion of the tale. The story is complete with a very satisfying ending, yet there is still hope for further adventures for this fun group of characters and I cannot wait to read what the author has in store for us next. 

Ghost Seer is a little ray of sunshine that left this reader with a smile and a lesson that even when the circumstances and chosen paths are disrupted and broken, there is optimism in self-acceptance and one can adapt and move on to new adventures. Definitely a recommend read for those looking for a well written fun ghostly tale with likable characters and a fine adventure. I received this book via NetGalley.

5 Sheep


About the Author:
RITA® Award Winning novelist Robin D. Owens credits the telepathic cat with attitude in selling her first futuristic/fantasy romance, HeartMate, published in December 2001. Since then she has written thirteen books in the series, Heart Fortune the latest in August, 2011.

Her five book Luna series included average American women Summoned into another dimension to save a world. Her Mystic Circle series is a mixture of contemporary urban and romantic fantasy set in Denver.

And her newest stories, about an uptight accountant who sees Old West ghosts and helps them move on, will start with Ghost Seer in April of 2014. She is profoundly thankful to be recipient of the 2004 Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers’ Writer of the Year award as well as the 2011 Writer of the Year Award, the Colorado Romance Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and the 2010 Best Paranormal and Best of the Best Daphne Du Maurier Award…actually, after winning an award she tends to dance around bored cats.


  1. Wow 5 sheep! I just started the book myself, so I am not reading your review just yet :) I am glad with the rating, I am a huge Robin D. Owens fan.

  2. Ive been curious about this book since I first saw the reveal months ago. I'm so had to hear it's good. I love her other series and was debating on buying this one or waiting for library but after your review definitely going to order it now.