Tris see’s dead people. Well, really Tris see’s spirits who have not moved on, either by a loved ones refusal to let them go or a haunting caused by a traumatic death. He is known as the Dead’s Man, hired by villagers to get rid of spirits. Mari, witnessed the deaths of her parents and tribe by spirits, and has searched her whole life for the person she thought had killed them. They are brought together, but instead of an Aha! moment, she is confused by Tris’ actions in sending spirits on, instead of having them kill at his command. They end up working together as a paranormal Sherlock and Watson team to try to solve a very intricate mystery, building a reluctant relationship that alludes to a possible future romance. (Hopefully?)
I really enjoyed how Tris and Mari tiptoed around each other, almost glancing coyly at each other at times, and then remembering that they shouldn’t get close to anyone. Tris, so lonely, isolated from anyone because of his abilities, and Mari who has isolated herself by her search for her parents killer at the exclusion of all else, have a hesitant fascination with each other that helped bind this plot together. The mystery they were investigating was also intricately wrought and I was thrilled to use my junior investigator skills to try to guess which direction the story would take next.
This was my first novel from the Hendee’s but I will definitely read the next book in this series.
I was given an ARC by the publisher, through NetGalley for my unbiased review.
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