Ellis McKay is a psychic whose biggest cynic is herself. She
spends as much time trying to disprove occurrences as she does verifying paranormal
activity, knowing it is a lot rarer than most think it is for a place to be
truly haunted. She has written several successful books based on her
investigations and findings. Ellis ends up going to The Sandpiper Inn, a turn
of the century bed and breakfast, to do research for her latest book, Haunted
Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
Ellis isn’t the only person paying a visit to the inn however.
The owner has also invited a paranormal investigation team, Ghost Hunters of
Scenic Thatcher Island, to stay a few days, hoping to capture some paranormal
activity on film. Although Ellis is not fond of such television shows, she
warms up to most of the crew quickly, especially to newest team member, John
“Beck” Becker, the resident skeptic.
Beck is immediately attracted to Ellis, but Beck has already
been burned by his ex-fiancé, who was supposed to be a gifted physic as well.
This has turned him off of physics completely and any belief that ghosts are
real. However, as their investigations get underway, Beck can no longer explain
off the unnatural occurrences, or ignore the need building up between Ellis and
him. Ellis, Beck, and the rest of the Ghost team are soon touching on a secret
that has been buried for over fifty-years and someone doesn’t want it uncovered.
THE HAUNTING OF THE SANDPIPER INN is an attention-grabbing read
that is well laid out and moves along quickly. It has a great paranormal edge
to it with plenty of psychic phenomenon occurring and the start of a heady
relationship between Ellis and Beck. Elizabeth Black’s tale makes you feel like
you are part of the investigation team and I appreciated the realism of things.
It is laced with a bit of humor and the steaminess it contained had me
distracted just enough to almost ignore the goose bumps I got when reading
through parts of the scenes. If you enjoy supernatural mysteries mixed with hot
romance, then this book is for you.