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Ghost Layer (The Ghost Seer Series) Mass Market Paperback – September 2, 2014

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Product Details

  • Series: The Ghost Seer Series (Book 2)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (September 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425268918
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425268919
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.9 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #156,078 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


“One of the best authors in paranormal and fantasy.”—In the Library Reviews

Praise for the novels of Robin D. Owens
“An exciting romance…This cleverly crafted book starts out quickly and the pace does not let up until the very satisfying conclusion.”—Fresh Fiction
“So much fun to read…Intense, romantic, and, at times, heart wrenching.”—Romance Reviews Today

About the Author

Robin D. Owens is the RITA Award-winning, bestselling author of the Celta novels.

More About the Author RITA Winner (Oscars of Romance) 2002 for HeartMate. Heart Thief out 06/03/03, Heart Duel out 04/04, Heart Choice 7/05, Heart Quest 8/06. Creativity exercises, affirmations on my website. I am a serious writer of 10 years, past President and contest chair of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. My most pressing interest in the craft of writing is CREATIVITY. My book, HeartMate, was the first futuristic-fantasy romantic adventure published by Jove in it's Magical Love line. It won the RITA for Best Paranormal Romance and finalled in Best First Book.

Customer Reviews

Great mystery, wonderful romance, and interesting characters make for a really good story.
J. Jones
While much of the book didn't feel like it progressed much as to Claire and Zach's development, I did feel that the last bit showed promise of where things are going.
Sophia Rose
Absolutely loved this second book in the new Ghost series by Robin Owens, a very talented and imaginative author.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Msjbelle on September 8, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Ghost Layer is the 2nd installment of the new Ghost Seer series by Robin D. Owen. I have loved her books for years and continue to read all of her Heart Mate series. The Ghost Seer books are the first ones that are primarily mystery books. Mysteries are my first love and Ms. Owens has blended the mystery, paranormal and romance together masterfully. I read the first book 2 days ago and just finished the second. Now I find myself impatiently waiting for the third installment. The books of this series will suck you in and keep you turning the pages. I found myself fully engaged in the story and with the characters. Well worth the price and the time. A real keeper....I think I will read these books again and again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deb@Debbie's Book Bag on September 16, 2014
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Ghost Layer is the second book in Robin D. Owens', Ghost Seer series. Readers who are looking for a book that has paranormal, romance and a good mystery will love this series. Both the hero and the heroine have psychic gifts, but they aren't the average couple, nor are their abilities. The Old West ghosts bring a historical element to the story as well. This one has everything from mysterious moving bones to a ghost dog named Enzo. It's a real treat for readers looking for something different.

What I liked:

I love the premise for this series! Owens has done such a great job of coming up with something that original in a very saturated genre. The paranormal explosion in the literary world has given us everything from vampires to demons, but one of the original paranormal characters was the ghost. I love that Owens has brought that back. Psychic abilities are also making a comeback in books and Owens is using the combination of both to bring this series alive. Added to that you have a great mystery with each book that generally has a historical angle and some romance. The Ghost Seer books have a lot to offer paranormal purists and those readers who are looking for something besides the typical vampire book.

Zach is a great male lead! Readers will enjoy Zach's moral compass and his protective and loyal attitude. He is the epitome of an Old West law man who just happened to have been born in this century. He gives off a commanding presence and doesn't seem to be afraid of much, other than his own psychic gift. I loved the old crow rhyme taught to him by his grandmother and how that plays into his premonitions. There is so much potential with this character. I think Owens has created one of those lawmen that readers won't soon forget!
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Ghost Layer picks up a few weeks after Ghost Seer ended. Clare has one case under her belt, and Zack Slade, retired cop turned private detective has just returned to Denver after testifying in a case back in his old stomping grounds of Montana. His new boss has a job for Clare involving a very wealthy snot of a man who relocated an entire western town to his ranch and is now being haunted by a ghost. While it is great for creating an authentic atmosphere, the fact that the ghost is leaving parts of his skeleton in guest's beds is not.

The ghost contacts Clare and wants her to help solve his murder and things get complicated. The mystery aspect was fascinating tying past histories to the present. Clare's gift is unique, and she has finally accepted it and we see growth in her skill. Zack too is gifted, but he stubbornly denies it even as it aids him. Enzo, the happy puppy like ghost dog, is the highlight of the series with his childlike voice weaved with wisdom regarding the spirit world. The "Other" had me curious, and we learn more about them. The mystery was interesting and the reason I did not set this aside.

It all sounds fascinating right? So why only two and half cups of coffee? The main characters. Clare gets herself in situations by not taking Zack's advice. She claims to accept her gift, and then avoids it one moment and is all gung-ho the next. I dismissed this characteristic in the first book because of the way she came into this gift/job but for some reason she annoyed me in Ghost Layer. To her credit towards the end, she did improve immensely. The relationship slowed down which was good, but parts were awkward and weird. It tainted the overall tale for me. I am not sure if I will continue the series I think book three will make it or break it for me. Copy received from publisher and full review at caffeinated book reviewer.
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By Aurian on December 8, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
I liked the story in the first book a lot, but the main characters not so much. I am happy to say that in this book I really did like both Clare and Zach. Clare has accepted her gift of seeing ghosts and her duty to help them cross over. Lay to rest. Zach has helped her with her first case, and I did not really like him back then. But he has improved, he is slowly accepting his own psychic gift although he really doesn’t want it, due to bad memories connected to his gift.

Zach is working as a private investigator for Rickman Security, and this time, they have a job for Clare. As Zach’s landlady is Rickman’s godmother, she was the one who told him about Clare. Clare is not happy with it, she doesn’t want to become known as a medium or a psychic. It is bad enough that she sees ghosts all the time, she doesn’t want to deal with grieving people as she is not a medium, she can’t call ghosts at random. They come to her when they need her help or are ready to cross over. But as Enzo, her ghost dog, tells her that the ghost Rickman’s rich client wants to get rid of, is her next assignment, she accepts the job. If she is going to help the ghost anyway, why not get paid for it at the same time.

mr Laurentine is a rich billionaire, with a large estate in the mountains of Colorado. He purchased an old mining town named Curly Wolf, and had it transported to his lands, where he has had it rebuild and renovated as it was originally. But the town’s ghosts have come with it as well. The ones, who stay in the village, add to its legend, but the one who is leaving his bones in ladies’ beds, that is the ghost he wants to be rid off.

J. Dawson Hidgepath was a miner, and quite the ladies man.
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