Mackay (aka Sue-Ellen Welfonder) serves up a new paranormal romance that has her protagonists facing an insidious danger while hiding deep secrets. Mackay’s characters are engaging and charming, but their refusal to share the truth about themselves puts a damper on their burgeoning relationship. However, the story contains a terrific canine sidekick that enlivens this tale of dark magic and ghostly hauntings!

On assignment from Ghostcatchers International, Kendra Chase is supposed to keep her reasons for coming to the remote Scottish hamlet of Pennard a secret. As a spirit negotiator, Kendra has been hired by Scotland’s Past, a historical restoration group, to calm any restless spirits. Upon arrival, Kendra encounters mysterious and handsome “seal expert” Graeme MacGrath and his rambunctious dog, Jock. While their attraction is instant, each is keeping major secrets about their reasons for being in Pennard. For Graeme has a sacred duty he must fulfill … protecting Pennard and its residents from a terrible evil that is threatening to rise. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Jan., 352 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith