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Ghost Killer

(Ghost Seer #3)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  499 ratings  ·  52 reviews
From the bestselling author of the Celta novels and the Ghost Seer novels...

Something wicked this way comes…

When her aunt died, level-headed accountant Clare Cermak inherited a fortune—as well as a phantom dog and the power to help ghosts move on. Her new gift led her to Zach Slade, a sexy private investigator with a unique psychic gift of his own, and the man who’s slowly
Paperback, 304 pages
Published February 3rd 2015 by Berkley
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Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Will Clare be able to save everyone from the killer ghost?

Opening Sentence: Danger comes, Enzo howled, running through the bedroom door.

Excerpt: Yes

The Review:

Clare, Zach, and Enzo are back again. This book picks up shortly after Ghost Layer ends. Really not too much time has passed from the first book to the third book. This time Clare is asked to help Barbara’s grandson. He is a seven-year-old boy that has already inherited his ghost seer powe
Feb 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This joint review was originally published at The Book Pushers

Marlene: So far, I’ve been part of the Book Pushers review team for the first two books in Owens’ Ghost Seer series, and while I always enjoy Owens, I found the second book in the new series better than the first. This is good, it means that the author is on an upswing!

Unfortunately, the third book in the series was more like the first than the second. I like the setup of this series and find all the leads engaging (especially the gho
I'm flailing my arms here as I start this review and feeling inadequate to write this up. I've sat on the review for a while and things aren't getting clearer so I'll just proceed and let readers make of it what they will.

After reading this one, I can honestly say that three books in and I'm baffled. This doesn't happen that often and usually doesn't last this long, but yep, this series has me stumped. Why you might ask? Because I'm still on the fence with the 'like/dislike stop reading/continue
Feb 01, 2015 rated it liked it
I enjoyed it but everything seemed rushed! The three stories in this series have occurred in less than a month with little down time between them for Clare to learn about her gift. This evil ghost, I'm not sure how it got so powerful that it could kill living beings. The sex scenes were at awkward times when Clare and Zach should have been girding themselves to fight this evil entity. And the vampiric ghost killing knife! I think that was crazy that Clare had to bathe it in her blood! ...more
Jan 17, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
3rd book in the series, time-wise, it's only a few days after the last book.

This time Clare needs to kill the ghost with an ancestral knife. It's a much darker case than the previous ones. But whilst trying to figure things out and a looming deadline, Zach and Clare seem to be able to take a lot of time out for bed!
Klaus Yde
Feb 12, 2015 rated it did not like it
History good but was destroyed with to much irrelevant detailed sex.
Lynsey   (A Bookish Life)
Nov 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
Claire (and Zach's) third official Ghost Laying mission sees them heading off to the small town of Creede where a young boy, Caden, nephew to old Mrs Flinton, is having a very tough time. He shares Claire's gift/curse of Ghost Seeing. And if you think it's a lot for a thirty-something woman to deal with, imagine being just a kid and not only dealing with ghosts, but parents who insist you're just "making it all up". *cough*idiots*cough*. Throw in some suspicious deaths that have Mrs Flinton fran ...more
Mar 07, 2015 rated it did not like it
I really think women have moved on too far for this kind of sexist nonsense and based on the first two books it was not what I expected.

I don't mind the endless amounts of mediocre sex scenes ... but they did seem to be instead of an actual well-written storyline which i have not found to be the case with Owens previous books.

But every single time Clare was about to address any of the issues poor Zach needed yet another bonk. The "Oh the poor dear, I can f**k her ... constantly, badly and dist
Feb 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: featured-books, star
I received a print and digital copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.

Ghost Killer was a good read, I felt it was a tad silly at times and I would have thought Ghost Redeemer or something of that nature would have suited the title better but over all I enjoyed Clare and Zach's sort of pirates/cowboys and indians sort of interaction as they found their way through all the twists and turns in the story. There were some moments I felt could have been explored better between them as a c
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was ok
I am just not wild about this series. I know that the three books have taken place in a period of less than a month, but the two main characters have a very strange relationship. Despite giving lip service to the urgency of the situation they have time to CONSTANTLY eat, nap, screw, eat, screw, rinse, repeat. And they really don't seem to do a lot of work regarding the resolution of the mystery. And while they seem to be stuck to each other like fly paper, they both seem to want desperately to f ...more
I started reading this series because I was curious about urban fantasy, and I liked the author's future fantasy well enough. The first two books were okay. I liked the main characters fairly well, and their relationship worked, as long as I skipped the excessive sex. But I really don't believe in ghosts. And mostly they just seem silly to me. I read about a quarter of this book and realized that I just didn't really care what happened. ...more
Oct 22, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked it but I thought there were too many sex scenes and they interrupted the plot, rather than furthering the plot. Found myself skimming though them to get to the story again.
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Oct 23, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ghost Seer #3
I really feel like the two main characters in this series are a study in confusing contradictions. They both have supernatural "gifts", which they both claim to have "accepted", yet both of them actually see their "gift" as a curse. This particular aspect of the storyline seems counterproductive at this point… Although the fact that all three books that I have read in this series thus far having only taken a time period of less than 2 weeks kind of makes the continuing saga of the g
K.J. Kirk
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have read the first three books in this series. Ghost Killer is the third book. Robin Owens has come up with a fresh slant on a popular subject. Although we know it will turn out fine in the end, the twists and turns of the plots are unpredictable and they kept me reading. I love the doggie spirit guide, Enzo. Just through her dialogue Robin makes you see a big dumb faithful labrador and he is adorable. The sex got me down a little (yes, that's what I said) every time they were alone you knew ...more
Mar 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
I felt this book really picked up the pace, compared to the second book in the series.

We've got bigger stakes and more danger, and the danger extends beyond Clare. This book really showed how her talents could be used to benefit society in the here and now, beyond helping the already departed move on.

Tight pacing.
Nov 17, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dropped
Couldn't get past page 1 ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this third in the series. I feel each book pulls me deeper into Clare’s world of ghosts, her new life and how she handles the changes.

Seventeen days ago Clare Cermak’s life changed forever, she gained a psychic ability from her aunt that helps ghost pass on. Her timeline is the end of the 1800’s and often finds herself visiting towns that have deep old west histories.

Zach Slade works for Rickman Securities and has been beside Clare since they met, also about seventeen days ago.
Aurian Booklover
Oct 27, 2015 rated it liked it
It has been only 17 days since Clare received her “gift” of seeing ghosts, and helping them move on. Her first two cases were difficult, but she managed it and she is learning. But now she has to deal with an evil ghost, one who kills people and eats their souls. A young boy is in danger, a ghost seer just like herself, only his parents don’t want to believe him. His great-grandmother is Zach’s landlady, and she asks for their help in protecting Caden, and killing the evil ghost before more peop ...more
Barb Lie
Nov 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ghost Killer by Robin D. Owens is the 3rd book in her Ghost Seer series. I really do enjoy this series, as we get to spend time with our heroes, Clare, Zach and Enzo. This series is a modern day paranormal ghost story that is fun, with a different mystery in each book.

A brief refresher on this series: Clare Cermak is our heroine, and she has inherited her aunt’s estate, as well as the ability the see ghosts. It is her job to help the ghosts move on, but before they go, there is usually a mystery
Anne - Books of My Heart
Review at The Book Nympho.

I’ve REALLY enjoyed this series. It has more romance than most urban fantasy and I like that. I love a situation where a couple is together and works together on their problems or mystery or adventure. I rated each of the first two books, GHOST SEER and GHOST LAYER, as 5 stars. I don’t recommend GHOST KILLER as a standalone book.

Ghost Seer review:

Ghost Layer review:
Jani Brooks
Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Colorado – Present Day

With the sudden frantic appearance of her ghost Labrador, Enzo, early one morning at Clare’s lover’s apartment, it’s obvious that something is about to drag Clare, and her lover, Zach, into yet another ghostly assignment. Sure enough, the Other appears in Enzo’s eyes – the “advisor” who nastily informs her of what she needs to do. Whoever, or whatever, the Other is, he never gives Clare quite enough information, but expects her to figure it out for herself. As a newly minte
Sep 09, 2014 rated it did not like it
I agree with some of the other reviewers that this was not nearly as good as the first two books. First, the personalities of Clare and Zach are stiff. The author mentions that Clare is "serious," and that basically just means lacking any sense of humor or spark of liveliness. Endless discussions of Clare's neatness and ability to organize (I have that too, but I can assure you no one is interested in having me give them numerous examples of it) makes for dull reading.

Second, hardly anything hap
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
‘They’d become too close; he couldn’t lose her now without damage to himself, and he wouldn’t want it any other way. The four-letter “L” word hovered in his mind, but he shied away from forming it even mentally. Too soon. Too quickly. But he couldn’t lose Clare.’

Ghost Killer is yet another solid offering in the Ghost Seer series by Robin D. Owens. This time, Clare and Zach, with some help from ghost dog Enzo of course, are thrown into the hunt for a malevolent ghost intent on stealing spirits…a
You would think that Clare and Zack could get a break, but no, they end up going from one super natural event to another. This one broke my heart because there was a kid involved. I hated that Caden only had his great-grandma to believe him and that his parents wouldn't let her give him the support he needed, so she had to be sneaky about things by sending Clare and Zack. I really hope that things change for Caden and he gets that support he needs.

Crede was an interesting town. It seemed unbelie
Sheri Jesse
Mar 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Claire gets word of a ghost gone bad that is targeting an innocent child who just happens to be Mrs. Flinton's grandson Caden. She and Zach head out to do what they can to help Caden which involves learning how to fight with a knife made of her ancestor's femur and how to vanquish an evil spirit. Needless to say, it does not go smoothly. According to "The Other", Claire is not learning fast enough but will not provide additional assistance to help eliminate the "ghost" that eats other ghosts. En ...more
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this Third Book in Ghost Seer, adding the Info on the time and Place is Good.

Have to say it... Enso is a good addition in all of these books. Enjoy the stories of where and when these Ghosts come from, hoping that we learn who the Other is/Was... Like little Caden.
Only thing not overjoyed with is that the time line for all of Clare's projects are so rushed since she first got her gift. Wish Zacks mom would be a little more with it.. Wondering if they will ever do something with his Br
Feb 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Ghost Seer series and my first time reading the series, actually my first time reading the author. Usually I'm a stickler for reading books in order, but I've been wanting to read Robin D. Owens for a while now. This was a great read. Sexy (although the word "dick" was mentioned way too much) and lots of action and mystery. Clare Cermak is quite an interesting character, her life has changed fast in such a short time, she handles it quite well. I loved her ghostly d ...more
Anna Wick
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love the concept, mostly like the characters, but Clair is just so prissy. It's annoying. Also the sex seems like it's a filler, nicely done, don't get me wrong, but all this I can't control myself long enough to research the killer ghost but constantly let sex be the big distraction, it's just not smooth.
Also I'd like to think someone who is a smart and not butt ugly shouldn't be so awe shucks insecure around the "dazzling" Desiree.
I think part of the issue it this series, unlike Celta, sti
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