Book Twenty-four of 2012: HAUNTED by Linda Winstead Jones

727915THEIR NAME IS RAINTREE. It’s more than a last name; more than a notation on a family tree. It’s a mark of destiny. Each family member has a special gift, an otherworldly talent. Gideon Raintree, a homicide detective, can harness electricity and talk to ghosts. He will need to wield gifts he’s kept hidden to solve his newest case–a relentless serial killer unleashed by the dark Ansara wizards. But first he must deal with his reaction to Hope Malory, his alluring new partner. He’d never planned on love in the midst of battle. With evil lurking at every turn, Gideon and Hope are in a race against time to save their love, their family–and their newly conceived child.

This is the second book in the Raintree series and I’d have to say, it was better than the first one in my opinion. I think a good reason has to do with the fact that there was more to the story than just a man and woman. There is a mystery, though not a huge mystery, it was still enough to keep me reading.

I could relate better to this set of characters than in INFERNO, but I’m still not convinced at the way the men treat the women. Dante in INFERNO seemed like a monster and it seemed too fast for Lorna to fall in love with him. Whereas, Gideon and Hope’s relationship felt more realistic. Granted, he still did something I didn’t quite agree with.

Overall, it wasn’t a bad book. Better than INFERNO, but I have a feeling SANCTUARY, the third book, will be the best in the trilogy in my opinion.

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