Award winning author Deb Stone's new release crosses over into the paranormal romance fiction genre. The Gift is a tale about ex-Chicago police officer Beth Dearborn who has a special yet hard to live with gift. She is able to make contact with spirits of murder victims to solve their cases. Unfortunately she must relive the murder from start to end to have the truth reveiled to her.
Beth's gift caused her to turn to alcohol to deal with being exposed to the murders. She eventually leaves the police force and take a job as an investigator for an insurance company. She takes on an assignment to investigate the disappearance of a customer who's husband files a claim on a substantial life insurance policy. The husband wants the wife declared legally dead. Beth finds her way to Brubaker, Tennesse near the Smokey Mountains. She finds herself stranded on the Malone farm for the investigation as a bad storm washes the only bridge out that leads back to town. Ty Malone, the husband, has been raising his 3 children since his wife's, Lorilee, murder 7 years ago. He has lots of help from Lorelee's dad and step-mom along with a couple who helped raise Lorilee, Pearl and Cecil.
When Beth and Ty meet, it is lust at first sight. I was happy that the story was written from the point of view of Beth and Ty. Being able to know what each of them were thinking really added to this story. The romance that developes is sweet and exactly what they both need.
The slight hint of paranormal makes this story good. I was hoping for more of the paranormal stuff but what was included was good. The story is more about the romance and the internal struggles of the 2 main characters in opening up to each other. I was not disappointed with this story.
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