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When the Dead Speak by Bailey Bradford
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Sep 24, 2010

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This story (the second in a series of which I somehow missed the first volume) is a mix between a murder mystery, an m/m romance, and a little bit of a supernatural ghost story. Each element alone would have made for an interesting read, but mixing all three together made it not just gripping, but entertaining as well. That is, until all the threads come together and it turns into more of an "Oh my God, that isn't what's going to happen - is it?"

Laine is a tortured character with a lot of pain and a few secrets, and I liked him from the start. He's the sheriff in the small Texas town of McKinton and trying very hard to ignore the harmless ghost who seems to be haunting him. Laine isn't having much luck, the ghost is very persistent.

Severo, a man who has learnt to listen to the messages dead people pass to him, comes to McKinton because "he feels the urge". He identifies the ghost that's plaguing Laine and the road to figuring out what is going on is free.

Both men struggle with their attraction to each other, for very different reasons. I liked the way neither of them denied what was going on, even though they both hesitated to give in. But in the end their growing love is what enables them to deal with the horror of Laine's past.

Note: This book was provided by TEB for the purpose of a review.
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message 1: by Val (new)

Val Kovalin Gay Texas sheriff? I need to try this!

Serena Yates Val wrote: "Gay Texas sheriff? I need to try this!"

LOL, Val, this may be a total myth... I did say there was a ghost involved...

message 3: by Val (new)

Val Kovalin Ha, ha! I'm intrigued.

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