Harper Blaine is a Greywalker-walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. She’s been hired by a university research group. I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my. Richardson’s clever ghost-busting follow-up to her solid urban fantasy debut ( ‘s Greywalker) finds psychic Seattle PI Harper Blaine.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Poltergeist by Kat Richardson. Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died – for two minutes. Now she’s a Greywalker – walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm.
And she’s discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts polltergeist “strange” cases.
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In the days leading up to Halloween, Harper’s been hired by a university research group that is attempting t Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died – for two minutes.
In the days leading up to Halloween, Harper’s been hired by a university research group that is attempting to create an artificial poltergeist.
The head researcher suspects someone is faking the phenomena, but Harper’s investigation reveals something else entirely – they’ve succeeded. And when one of the group’s members is killed in a brutal and inexplicable fashion, Harper must determine whether the killer is the ghost itself, or someone all too human. Paperbackpages. United States of America. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Poltergeistplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 20, Jeffrey rated it liked it Recommends it for: At the start let me say that I liked this book. It has an interesting perspective on the whole supernatural urban fantasy slant as the main character is not a vampire, witch or shapeshifter, which are the common character tropes out there. Instead Harper Blaine, after a near death experience, is able to perceive the Gray, the sub layer filled with people’s auras, ghosts and other oddities.
Blaine, who is a PI, is hired by Professor Tuchman to investigate a parapsychology experiment in which vari At the start let me say that I liked this book. Blaine, who is a PI, is hired by Professor Tuchman to investigate a parapsychology experiment in which various people are trying to animate a ghost. Tuchman thinks that someone is sabatoging the experiment. Meanwhile during the course of her investigation, one of the participants is murdered and Blaine’s investigation and the police investigation run concurrently.
Blaine is a nice character, she is aided by a witch and another professor — the Danzigers, who have a young son, who Richardson uses for some comic elements, but who also plays a role in the ending. I think this book would be better if Richardson could have more dialogue. Blaine spends a lot of the book describing stuff in long expository paragraphs.
This leads this barely page book to read a lot slower. This is a minor gripe, and I am looking forward to the next novel. I felt like I was back in college listening to a professor dr Reviewed by: I enjoyed the whodunit murder mystery even though I did find that it was a little too predictable because the suspect pool was restricted to the experiment participants.
The narration was somewhat improved when compared to the previous audiobook. But to be fair, any 2 year old talking in my ear nonstop would, so that means that her performance was authentic. I like this series well enough, but I think I drag my feet about reading it because I am bored with the denial trope. In this instance it’s the denial-to-acceptance trope of accepting powers. I love that the ferret’s name is Chaos, though.
It’s a perfect name for a ferret. View all 4 comments. Jan 11, Ithlilian rated it did not like it Shelves: Poltergeist started out interesting. A scientific experiment is being performed to see if people can create a poltergeist.
Harper is hired by the person in charge of the experiment to show that the phenomenon is being faked. It’s a little confusing, but the scientist is a little strange. Unlike Greywalker, the mystery comprises the entire book. While it was exciting at the beginning, it quickly became stale.
Harper interviews the study participants over and over and comes up with unimportant det Poltergeist started out interesting. Harper interviews the study participants over and over and comes up with unimportant details. There is little mention of the characters from the first book, and the grey is still barely present.
We do get some more convoluted explanations from Ben and Mara about the grey, but it wasn’t enough. There are no vampires here, no explanation of the spell put on Harper from the first novel, one conversation with Will, and little progress with the grey. If the mystery was entertaining and exciting enough those things wouldn’t have mattered so much, but Harper interviewing study participants to find who they disliked was elementary and snooze worthy. I’m disappointed because I enjoyed Greywalker very much.
I will not be continuing in this series. Nov 13, carol. Kat Richardson is hitting her stride as a writer, and I found I enjoyed this book more than her last book. Harper is a PI hired to find someone “undermining” a scientific experiment on creating a ghost.
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The psychologist poltergrist her doesn’t know that Harper can rkchardson see into the world of the paranormal. There’s an interesting cast of side characters, from the college professor and witch who help her with her skills, to her mysterious friend Quinton to Phoebe, bookstore o Real rating poltergeits.
There’s an interesting cast of side characters, from the college professor and witch who help her with her skills, to her mysterious friend Quinton to Phoebe, bookstore owner. The mystery underneath drives the story and kept me guessing. The resolution was satisfying without being expected or entirely satisfactory for the heroine. Although Harper is new to the paranormal, she is trying to learn and understand more of how it works.
I’ll be looking for the next installment. Lewise, Lloyda Alexandra, I. Jan 17, Shera Book Whispers rated it really liked it Shelves: Richardson really shows off her skills here!
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It was beyond entertaining seeing the theory and science behind making a poltergeist, and then watching where the real thing starts happening. Especially when it’s a psychopath kzt a poltergeist to kill. What a unique and very disturbing idea. It’s refreshing to see science and magic meet in such a realistic blend. Which was what I loved about Greywalker, and what I’m beginning to think is this series strong point.
Don’t get me wrong I love outrageo Richardson really shows off her skills here! Don’t get me wrong I love outrageous magic and critters, katt being able to believe it’s real. Now that’s where it gets fun. Harper was quite the loner in the first installment, which I get akt want to keep people at polyergeist length when you’re having doubts about your own sanity. Her relationship with the Danzigers is developing, bordering on friendship and work help. Her long distance relationship with Will Novak is actually a go.
What I like is that the development is real, and while not the focus of the story it adds something human. That vital piece of trying to be normal and yet drowning in a new world that few know about.
Harper is still leery about the Grey and the world she’s having to step into. But what I like is that she can admit that she has wasted time learning what she clearly is going to have to deal richardxon. She’s not normal anymore and the sooner she learns the more she can protect herself and others.
There’s also a glimpse into how good Harper is, not willing to just let people deal with things they aren’t even aware are going on in the supernatural. Even more is that Harper even decides that learning from kids is OK if it helps her understand piltergeist powers more. That’s an amazing character pkltergeist my book. Though I will admit at times even my brain tuned out during some of the hypothesizing and other academic talk. A lot of times I thought that a two sentence response, or less could have summed things up nicely.
But hey, let the brainiac characters free! It does make them feel more authentic, even if my mind checked out once or twice. Harper is on a case to prove that a poltergeist experiment isn’t being tampered, and also discovers money fraud, and has to deal with a murder case. Watching irchardson she handles herself with legal aspects in mind to make sure she doesn’t cross the cops, and make sure she can’t be incremented ricgardson used as a scapegoat is amazing to watch!
Most of the time books are so sloppy about police procedure, legal issues, and so on.
Poltergeist is a murder mystery, physiological thriller, and so much more. While the world of the vampires isn’t delved into any deeper, it still shows off the magic well.
The true power is the mix of science and magic to make everything feel as if it really could be part of our world.