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There are those who walk among us who are no longer alive, but not yet crossed over. They seek retribution…vengeance…to warn. Among the living, few intuit their presence.Katie O'Hara is one who can.As she’s drawn deeper and deeper into a gruesome years-old murder, whispered warnings from a spectral friend become more and more insistent. But Katie must uncover the truth: coThere are those who walk among us who are no longer alive, but not yet crossed over. They seek retribution…vengeance…to warn. Among the living, few intuit their presence.Katie O'Hara is one who can.As she’s drawn deeper and deeper into a gruesome years-old murder, whispered warnings from a spectral friend become more and more insistent. But Katie must uncover the truth: could David Beckett really be guilty of his fiancée’s murder?Worse – the body count’s rising on the Island of Bones, and the dead seem to be reenacting some macabre tableaux from history. The danger is increasing by the moment – especially as Katie finds herself irresistibly drawn to David, who may be responsible for more than just one killing…....

Title : Ghost Shadow
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ISBN : 9780778327912
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 350 Pages
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Ghost Shadow Reviews

  • Paula
    2018-10-07 03:07

    Ten years ago, David Beckett was under suspicion for killing his ex-fiancée when her body was discovered in one of the displays of his family's museum. David was cleared and left Key West. Now Katie O'Hara wants to buy the museum. David doesn't want the museum to re-open, so he returns to Key West to put a stop to the sale. While he's back, he also wants the cold-case of his ex-fiancée's murder re-opened since the killer was never found. And then more murders start happening.This was an extremely enjoyable romantic suspense story with a touch of paranormal. Katie and David were both very likable characters. I liked how Katie was able to see and communicate with ghosts, especially her ghost-friend, Bartholomew. It was creepy how the murder victims were placed in museum displays of famous people from Key West's history. I enjoyed reading about the history of Key West and some of its bizarre tales. The story was very atmospheric and I loved the Key West setting as it was preparing for its annual Fantasy Fest. The descriptions were well done and I felt like I was there in this thoroughly entertaining read.

  • D.G.
    2018-10-06 00:09

    What would you a call a woman that, at 4am and all by herself, goes to the house where a dead body was found?TOO STUPID TO LIVEThis happened at the beginning of the book so I'll take it as clue of how she'll act during the rest of the story.DNF

  • Mara
    2018-10-18 23:01

    The premise of this book was so promising, but the execution of the story didn't live up to my expectations. The main character, Katie, was incredibly irritating-even though she sees ghosts. The conversations were painful--at one point the main love interest tells Katie that she has "grown up and out in all the right places." I didn't think the ending was as predictable as other people on GR, but I'm not always very quick on figuring things out. I did like the ghost Bartholomew and learning about the history and culture of Key West (and now want to go visit for a vacation).

  • Cindy
    2018-09-28 21:57

    There were a lot of things about this books to like, but a lot of things that just weren't quite right. The heroine was likable and relatable, but other characters were harder to read. The dialogue was pretty clunky at times, and the "exposition fairy" was such a constant presence that it was almost a character in and of itself. And sadly, I never really got a feel for the hero's personality, and I didn't entirely buy the chemistry between the two characters.... it seemed kind of forced to me. However, it wasn't all bad. The author knew her history and her location, and this was a big plus. I know almost nothing about Key West, but its dark and mysterious history created a fascinating foundation for this story. It made me want to read more about the area (although the story of Elena de Hoyos is quite a horrifying thing to be famous for). And my prediction of who the killer was turned out to be wrong, so it wasn't as predictable as I thought. The ghostly character of Bartholomew was a lot of fun, yet more important than mere comic relief.All in all, it was an interesting, easy read. It could have been done better, but it was still enjoyable.

  • Nicole
    2018-10-08 21:12

    I just kind of happened across Ghost Shadow and to be completely honest, it's not really a genre I read or enjoy very much. It's pretty heavy on the romance, and that's not my thing at all. But that's not why I only gave it two stars.GS had a fairly interesting premise... girl lives in fabulous place that I would like to visit, girl sees/speaks to ghosts, girl gets caught up in a murder mystery, fabulous place has all kinds of fascinating history. All things I could get into, but GS simply isn't put together well. The dialog often falls flat, particularly with David who often sounds strangely formal with almost Victorian vocabulary. I don't know anyone who talks like David. It was jarring and often pulled me out of the story.There also isn't a whole lot of plot. Like other readers, I guessed the killer early on and their ultimate motive didn't make much sense to me. I'm still kind of scratching my head over that one... And oh, the repeated clues!Well, actually, the repetition in general. Graham has several words/phrases she likes to use over and over, often in back-to-back sentences. I was going to list a few but there are literally so many...I listened to the Audible version, and I do have to say that Angela Dawe was an excellent reader, especially with quite a large cast of characters to try to differentiate. One of those stars up there is given for her performance.However, I wouldn't recommend this book and I won't be checking out any more of the series, or really anything else by this author.

  • Robin
    2018-09-28 20:23

    Enjoyed the mystery And suspense, it started slow for me, but quickly picked up.

  • Francy
    2018-10-11 22:01

    Voto: 3,5Questo è il primo libro che leggo della Graham e leggendo la trama mi ero fatta un'idea sbagliata, per questo motivo mi aspettavo qualcosa di un po' diverso.Non so perché, però credevo che la protagonista fosse un'investigatrice in grado di vedere i fantasmi, invece Katie O'Hara è solo una ragazza che gestisce il bar di famiglia a Key West, questo però non le impedisce d'indagare per conto suo su un vecchio omicidio irrisolto.La storia di per sé non è male, però ho trovato alcuni capitoli piuttosto noiosi, inutili ai fini della trama, mentre in altri mi è sembrato che l'autrice si sia dilungata troppo rendendoli meno scorrevoli.Tra l'altro, ho anche trovato la storia d'amore meno incisiva rispetto ad altri harmony, sembrava quasi che fosse meno importante rispetto alla parte riguardante gli omicidi.Il personaggio che ho apprezzato di più è stato sicuramente il fantasma Bartholomew, che considero un co-protagonista del romanzo, al pari di Katie e David Beckett.La cosa positiva è che la parte mistery è riuscita a coinvolgermi e, fortunatamente, non sono riuscita a capire chi fosse l'assassino, cosa che trovo fondamentale in un buon poliziesco/thriller.(view spoiler)[Però c'è una cosa che non capisco: se il poliziotto ce l'aveva con la famiglia Beckett, perché se l'è presa solo con David? Perché non se l'è presa anche con Liam?E se ce l'aveva anche con gli O'Hara per un motivo analogo, che senso aveva decidere di uccidere Katie solo per la sua relazione con David? Perché non decidere di ucciderla a prescindere dai suoi rapporti con lui? Stessa cosa per Sean, perché provarci solo nel momento in cui si è presentata l'occasione di prendere anche lui insieme a alla sorella?Sinceramente, i motivi che lo hanno spinto ad uccidere tutte quelle persone mi sono sembrati molto deboli e privi di criterio: se vuoi vendicarti di due famiglie per eventi accaduti secoli prima (di cui il tuo antenato era comunque responsabile), perché farlo in questo modo? Se a tuo avviso erano tutti "colpevoli", perché ti sei accanito solo su David? O tutti i discendenti sono colpevoli, o non lo è nessuno.Questa cosa continua a non avere senso, per me. (hide spoiler)]Sono comunque curiosa di leggere gli altri due libri della trilogia, più che altro per conoscere meglio Sean O'Hara e Liam Beckett.

  • Alice
    2018-09-26 01:16

    *This is a review of the entire Bone Island Trilogy*I promised myself no more Heather Graham after last year's ultra-disappointing "Flynn Brothers" trilogy. But I caved, yet again. As always, the premise of the book sucked me in. I had no expectations and thought this might be something light to read while recovering from an illness. I was actually pleasantly surprised. "Ghost Shadow" is genuinely creepy, even if the killer is somewhat obvious. The second book in the trilogy, "Ghost Night" is the weakest of the three, much less creepy and not as campy and fun. The last in the trilogy, "Ghost Moon" is a fun read, with some scary moments. There's definitely something to be said for light reading, and Heather Graham fits decidedly into that category. However, I must say I did learn some things about the ghostly legends of Key West. Which proves my theory that we learn something from everything we read. No matter how "light" it may be. I guess I can't promise myself I will never read another Heather Graham novel. I will just approach with caution and hopefully be pleasantly surprised.

  • Cheryl Landmark
    2018-09-27 00:25

    This was not a bad book--just not amazing or particularly wow-inspiring.I loved the setting of Key West, and Ms. Graham portrayed the dark, mysterious and intriguing history and legends of the islands in a well-done, fascinating way.Katie was a fairly likeable character with an amazing gift of seeing and communicating with ghosts. Speaking of which, Bartholomew was a ghostly entity who provided a lot of comic relief and was quite possibly my favourite character in the book. David was an okay guy and I didn't find too much to dislike about him, but, at the same time, I couldn't really feel the connection or chemistry between him and Katie, either.The mystery was okay for the most part, even though it was somewhat predicatable. I guessed the identity of the villain early on (although I must say, it was a toss-up between him/her and another person). However, the motive eluded me until the end, and then it was kind of a what-the-heck moment for me when it was revealed. It just seemed so over-the-top and unbelievable.All in all, not a bad book for those who enjoy mysteries with a touch of the paranormal.

  • Lauren
    2018-10-01 21:13

    Ghost Shadow by Heather GrahamBook #1 in Bone Island Trilogy2 StarsSynopsis:Katie O’Hara can see and speak to ghosts. She plans on purchasing and refurbishing a wax museum where the gruesome discovery of a corpse was made several years before. Now, with the suspects returning to Key West and the new bodies piling up, Katie, with the help of her ghostly friends and the original victim’s ex-fiancé, must discover the identity of the killer before she becomes his next victim.Review:The macabre details of Key West’s history are very intriguing, however, they cannot compensate for the poor writing and predictable plot. Graham has a bad habit of repeating clues as if she thinks the reader will miss them - unfortunately, she even uses the same words to do so. The killer is also predictable and can be guessed in the first third of the book. One of the only other positive elements is the hilarious ghost, Bartholomew, whose wisecracks make the book somewhat readable. I will not be reading any more in the series.

  • Alisha
    2018-09-20 00:59

    I can't do it. I love the idea of the book and really want to love it but I just can't. The POV change is frequent and rough to the point where it gets annoying. The main character just got on my nerves and the dialogue...people do not talk like that. The only reason that I am giving this 2 stars instead of one is Bartholomew, the only character in the book that I enjoyed

  • Yukino
    2018-09-24 19:13

    *** Attenzione: di seguito anticipazioni sulla trama (SPOILER) ***EMBEH?finito!ma che dire..pensavo meglio e invece!all'inizio è bello ti coinvolge e poi nn so come tutto diventa così "leggero".la storia d'amore è messa lì tanto per dire che è un harmony. ma è senza spessore. sentimenti zero, passione zero, motivazione zero.gli omicidi intrigano di più ma...che dire del finale? mah..mi ha lasciato interdetta.personaggi: il più bello è fantasma Bartholomew, il resto non ha carattare.in definitiva mi aspettavo altro dalla graham dopo aver letto i precedenti

  • Lisa
    2018-10-09 00:18

    I actually started listening to this a few days ago. I really liked the storyline in this book. Then again, mixing mystery and history always sucks me in. Then throw in a little touch of ghosts and I'm hooked until the end. Now on to find the next book in the series!

  • Daffodil
    2018-10-15 21:13

    Nice solid romance. Graham did a wonderful job of bringing Key West to life and I really enjoyed the history of the islands that preceded the story. Bartholomew the ghost was probably my favorite character. I'm planning on finishing the trilogy at some point.

  • Kaitlin Marie-Brown Salter
    2018-10-16 03:17

    Started off strong, but then everything sort of kept repeating. Talking a lot about the same few family trees, scuba-diving, Fantasy Fest, being a cop, and the Hanging Tree. Book could have been about 100 pages shorter. Kept getting the male characters mixed up because of their similar names; Danny, David, Sam, Sean, ect. Not the best ending. Wish there were more ghosts.

  • Cecilyn
    2018-10-10 21:20

    Silly stuff. An interesting plot, a great setting (the Keys), but it was a tad shallow for my taste. And I really cannot stand when heroines act like helpless, naive, simpering balls of fluff.

  • Shan ~ A ~
    2018-10-02 01:09

    Both Katie and David are both from families that originated in the Florida Keys. The villian is also descended from someone who settled there years ago. In the opening of you get quite a few historical facts about the Keys which I thought was awesome, before you the know the significance of the history to the story. Katie is this intelligent woman who just happens to have always been able to see ghost. She has a constant companion in Bartholomew,but the others just come to her when they need help. David left the Keys 10 years before because his fiancee, who had actually left him for someone, was found murdered in his family's museum. He was a person of interest then, but after he was cleared he left town. The end up meeting again when Katie is trying to buy said museum and David comes back to stop the sale. Once he's back the villian sees an opportunity to get rid of him for good. At this point it is a race to try and figure out who's the murderer. Everyone is suspect. That what had me so excited and flitting around from one person to the next until the end. The romance aspect was quick, but realistic. Two people thrown together in intense situations tend to develop feelings for one another, and nothing could be more intense than trying to find a killer before he strikes again.

  • Brittany
    2018-10-10 22:04

    Oh sweet Jesus, the dialogue... SO BAD! Seriously, does the author really think people speak that way? As if the rest of the plot wasn't poorly executed enough, not even the characters were compelling/logical enough to save the story. Also, repeating a characters full name doesn't need to happen every time they come up in conversation, meet up with the point of view character or a clue comes up that they're connected to. If you read this book after you read my short, pained review, then please keep a tally of how many times the name 'Danny Zigler' comes up. I'd recommend a drinking game, but you'd end up with alcohol poisoning before the halfway mark.

  • Theresa
    2018-09-20 01:00

    I guess I'm in the minority of people who did not like Ghost Shadow.I found the book incredibly dull and slow. I kept waiting for something to really grab me and make me focus my attention, but even the murders could not do this. The plot was decent, the main character is likable and the time line of Key West's history at the beginning of the story ties in well within the book, but the characters are severely underdeveloped. Overall, I just think the story was poorly executed. I have no interest in continuing on with the rest of this trilogy.

  • Charmaine Elliott
    2018-10-01 20:01

    I cannot imagine what prompted me to buy this book. It must have been a horrible mistake. So I punished myself by listening to every last syrupy word. I enjoyed the historical background of Key West - and it is probably this first Chapter that raised hopes and expectations of something novel, remarkable and intriguing. Not exactly what was delivered. RIdiculous is probably an apt descriptor. Not my cup of tea, thanks! Glad that it is over!

  • Andrea Finley
    2018-10-14 02:00

    Setting and characters were interesting, but the dialog was just awful. Stilted, jumpy, illogical at times. I just don't understand how authors get published when they can't write dialog. Not worth your time, there are Much better books out there...

  • Tracie
    2018-09-22 03:21

    This was a terrible book...I couldn't get through it at all... I wanted to put it down in the first chapter but kept reading to give Heather Graham the benefit of the doubt. I stopped a couple pages into the second. Not my kind of book at all and I would never recommend this one to anyone I know.

  • Kaaren
    2018-10-09 02:19

    Same old same old, only the characters names change.

  • Andy Smith
    2018-09-30 01:26

    Formulaic, clichéd and juvenile. I reached page 38 and decided I'd got better things to do.

  • Deb W
    2018-10-06 21:14

    Disappointing. Another author off my TRL. :(

  • Kimberly
    2018-09-23 21:06

    I really wanted to like it but I didn't like the characters!! The story felt like it was either going in circles or just sooooooo slow.

  • E.J.
    2018-09-30 02:00

    This was tedious to read. I don't recommend it.

  • Gawelleb
    2018-10-08 20:13

    Un peu cousu de fil blanc mais c'est une lecture sympathique avec un fantôme attachant !! Je lirai la suite !!!

  • Amy
    2018-09-20 00:27

    This is the second time that I had this book. I tried and tried and just could not get into it and I cannot explain why.

  • Danielle Urban
    2018-10-14 01:26

    Haunting, dramatic, yet so real...Ghost Shadow by Heather Graham is a novel that pulls in the reader. Liked it did with me. I was so hooked that I ended up speeding through the pages. When I got to the end, I was beyond satisfied. The characters are intriguing. A combination of old family history and an old revenge seem to come back and taunt the living. Somebody wants the a certain family line to perish. All because their family member hung for a crime. A crime that was actually committed by the hung member. Yet for some reason the family member believes that he/she is the curse out to get revenge. With the help of a ghost and the ghosts of the victims presented, the protagonist may just survive this deadly game of cat and mouse. Love, murder, and mayhem are found everywhere. I loved reading this and cannot wait to read the next novel. Overall, I highly recommend Ghost Shadow to all readers. I received this copy from the publisher. This is my voluntary review.