Harper Blaine is a Greywalker-walking the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. She’s been hired by a university research group. I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my. Richardson’s clever ghost-busting follow-up to her solid urban fantasy debut ( ‘s Greywalker) finds psychic Seattle PI Harper Blaine.

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And one thing I thought was missing in the book was the mention of Phoebe attending the funeral. Jan 26, Gretchen rated it really liked it. The experiment’s participants include Dale and Cara Stahlqvistboth A-types in business with an open marriage; Ken George ; Wayne Hopke is the retired major with a drinking problem; Ana Choi and Ian Markine joined out of boredom; and, Patricia Railsback is an unhappy housewife whose kids can see the Grey.

It does make them feel more authentic, even if my mind checked out once or twice. Also, way to many seances – got tedious. There’s an interesting cast of side characters, from the college professor and witch who help her with her skills, to her mysterious friend Quinton to Phoebe, bookstore owner. I like what Richardson is doing with the series as a whole and this particular installment was pretty tense.

Harper looks much more sinister almost possessed than she did on the cover of Greywalker. Am I just burned out on urban fantasy? Celia Falwell is the “ghost” in Tuckman’s experiment. Read it Forward Read it first.

Poltergeist « Kat Richardson

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Fast paced, interesting story, unusual plot. Phoebe Mason is the owner of Old Possum’s Books ‘n’ Beans, a used bookstore and self-appointed surrogate mother to Harper. Refresh and try again. And when one of the group’s members is killed in a brutal and inexplicable fashion, Harper must determine whether the killer is the ghost itself, or someone all too human.


Their very young son Brian is currently ricbardson through a rhino phase. Denise Francisco is his very angry secretary who helped install the system for the meeting and control rooms while the insecure and angry Terry Dornier monitors the controls. So kudos to Kat Richardson. I liked Brian’s crazy two-year old stunts and thought they added some humor to the book.


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Another large chunk of time is spend going into technical detail on how the Grey works. What follows is a very techinical book and really drags when describing the equipment used and the techonology involved.

When Lupoldi is murdered, Blaine consults a number of experts, including a former vampire client, before slipping into the Grey spirit world to track the thought-entity who might be responsible. Not as good as the first in the series. Please provide an email address. There isn’t really anything new in Greywalker but there is plenty of awesome things to enjoy.

I felt like it dragged on in the beginning and then I lost interest and couldn’t pull myself to sit and finish it so it took me forever to get through. This series is wonderful. And it was definitely scarier. My only objection is that Richardson hasn’t worked her continuing characters in this one as much as she worked the story and its particular characters.

If the mystery was entertaining and exciting enough those things wouldn’t have mattered so much, but Harper interviewing study participants to find who they disliked was elementary and snooze worthy.


This had the potential to be a terrifying novel, but like the first one, it blunted all the emotional impact. Currently lives in the wilds of far-western Washington with her husband and dogs. The Characters Harper Blaine is a private investigator with a special ability to “see” the polyergeist after a brush with death see Greywalker. Her relationship with the Danzigers is developing, bordering on friendship and work help. Unlike Greywalker, the mystery comprises the entire book. Pacific Northwest University professor and psychologist Gartner Tuckman is trying to replicate the results of an actual ’70s Canadian psychokinesis experiment by the Owen group, whose participants appeared to create a poltergeist.

What about the Jamaican family? I get the feeling the writer has picked a tall, hot, slim chick as her protagonist, but then transferred her own personality to the character, making for some unlikely character traits.

I felt like the same story was being told over and over every time she went to interview a different person, just when you thought you might be getting a good story from someone you were off to someone else. I could hardly put it down! In this sequel to GreywalkerSeattle-based private detective Harper Blaine takes further steps toward understanding her strange new ability to see, and move around in, the world of ghosts, vampires, and necromancers.

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POLTERGEIST by Kat Richardson | Kirkus Reviews

Aug 07, Pages Buy. The most intriguing characters were the bookstore owner and her family, but I feel like their role in this book was mainly to build them up for another story. Richardson has setup a great cast here to get to know for later books.

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