SSA Rain Christiansen used to be the agency’s golden boy. It just takes one moment of weakness, one slight, tiny, itty-bitty paranormal sighting, and all of a sudden, he’s the agency’s embarrassment. His boss gives him one last chance to redeem himself – go down to Brickell Bay, play nice with the local police, and leave the ghost sightings behind. Rain is determined to do exactly that, even if it kills him.
Cold-case Detective Daniel McKenna’s latest investigation is going nowhere fast. Five years earlier, high school student Amy Greene went missing after leaving her part-time job and was never seen again. Daniel is glad to finally have the FBI help his department requested, even if it does come in the form of his ex.
It doesn’t help that Rain is pretty sure he’s falling in love with Danny all over again – if he ever stopped. Add to that the frustration of seeing ghosts at every turn while he works a case that’s stalled in its tracks, and Rain is starting to wonder if second chances and happy endings are just for fairy tales.
Rating: Narration – B+ : Content – C+
Lately, I seem to have been drawn to stories with characters who are psychics, mediums and cops in some shape or form. I recently reviewed Z.A Maxfield’s The Long Way Home, featuring an ex-police officer who gained psychic abilities following a serious accident, and I’m working my way through Jordan Castillo Price’s excellent Psycop series, in which the main protagonist is a cop who is also a medium… so I suppose a title like P.S. I Spook You was bound to catch my eye. To tell the truth though, I actually picked it up because I’d recently enjoyed S.E. Harmon’s The Blueprint, and was keen to try another title by that author. I only really noticed the similarities between it and some of my other recent listens once I’d started it. Duh.
FBI profiler Rain Christiansen has spent the last few months in the dog-house and on medical leave after he tried to deliver a message from the spirit of a dead girl to her grieving parents. He can’t remember exactly when he started seeing ghosts, but he sees them all the time; he can’t control it and he doesn’t want it, and he’s tried to convince himself it’s something to do with anxiety… but he’s stuck with it. When he reports back for work, he’s told he won’t be rejoining the BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit), because many of his colleagues are reluctant to continue working with him, and instead he’s told he’s going to work as a cold case specialist and is presented with a stack of files and requests for help from police departments around the country. The one that catches his eye concerns the disappearance of a young woman from his home town of Brickell Bay in Florida, and he decides to start there.
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