Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sight Unseen by Hunter Raines

I was given an electronic ARC of Sight Unseen by Hunter Raines from Carina Press through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review of this book.  Here is the Goodreads blurb:

Daniel Van Doren was once a renowned writer, until he was blinded in the car accident that killed his lover. Now, all he sees are ghosts in need of help. They follow him everywhere, and the only way to be rid of his ethereal visitors is to help them resolve their unfinished business here on earth so their spirits can find peace. Ghostwriter Logan Riley is assigned to pen Daniel's biography. He plans to reveal him as a fraud, but when they meet he's struck by Danny's quiet sincerity—and a growing attraction. Which makes sticking close to Danny to find out the truth more than a little distracting. When they are attacked by a violent poltergeist Logan begins to believe Danny's not just telling the truth, he's in grave danger. A spirit has learned how to harness the energy of the living to break through the barrier between worlds to harm Danny. And Logan may be the one to blame…
I really enjoyed this story!!  It was really something special.  I read it straight through and just could not put it down.  Ms. Raines has done a fabulous job really making the reader understand the shift in Danny's life with the loss of his sight.  It changed everything for him.  He values his independence but that independence is hard won for him because he's had to relearn everything.  The reader also gets a good feel for how other people do not understand how to work with Danny.  There are certain ways that a blind person interacts with their world and the people they meet.  It's really wonderfully well written.  I also enjoyed the idea of Danny's head injury/loss of sight being the possible cause of his ability to see ghosts.  Danny helps them cross over by giving them the closure they need.  When he meets Logan, both of their lives change but the road to a better place isn't an easy one for either of them.  This book has it all: a ghost story, a love story and a story of someone overcoming adversity.  What a lovely read!

You can find out more about Hunter Raines and her work on her website.  Hunter Raines can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.  You can click here to add Sight Unseen to your Goodreads.  I give Sight Unseen 4 Fairies for a gripping read.

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