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Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Shadowy Horses


Book #62 Read in 2012
The Shadowy Horses by Susanna Kearsley

Verity heads to Scotland to take part in an archaeologist dig.  She gets a little more than she bargained for when she meets Robbie, a young boy with psychic abilities, and realizes that his visions are driving the digging locations.  But, the boy seems to be spot on with help from The Sentinel, a ghostly figure overseeing the dig.  Verity, in spite of herself, begins to believe in ghosts.  Along with the ghost story, there is romance brewing between Verity and David, another archaeologist.  

I really liked the writing style in this book.  Kearsley paints a vivid picture of the setting.  She has created wonderful characters who are complex and realistic.  The ghost story is done masterfully.  The romantic element of the book progresses slowly enough to not take away from the primary story of the dig and the ghost.

This is my first book by Kearsley but I look forward to reading others.  I received a copy of this book from Sourcebooks in exchange for a review.

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