4 star

Ghost Talker

Ghost Seer, Book #4

By Robin D. Owens

Brought to by OBS Reviewer jerjen

Synopsis:  Ghost Talker

In the latest from the author of Ghost Killer, Clare Cermak and Zach Slade adjust to living as psychics—and a couple—as they encounter vengeful souls…

An angry poltergeist is stirring up trouble at Buffalo Bill’s grave, and Clare and Zach have been hired to investigate. Assisting them on the case as usual is their ghost dog Enzo, but they’re also aided by the restless ghost of Bill’s friend, Texas Jack. Meanwhile, the most well-known psychic in Denver is angered by Clare’s involvement in the case and will do whatever it takes to stop her.

Of course, facing threats both living and undead are nothing new for Clare and Zach. Their relationship has weathered many storms. But there is a growing danger inside of Clare that could tear them both apart… (Goodreads)


I enjoy reading paranormal ghost stories and this one was a good read.  Clare is a ghost seer and together with her partner, Zach, and their ghost dog, Enzo, they are hired to investigate strange happenings at the grave site of Buffalo Bill.  At their first trip to the site, Clare meets Texas Jack, another ghost who needs help moving on.  He is not the one wreaking havoc at the gravesite, but he will be instrumental in helping Clare and Zach in their investigation.

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read.  The author is very talented in creating characters that you can care about and cheer for.  Clare struggled with her ghost seeing ability and did not always consider it a positive.  Many times she thinks it is a curse.  She is a very caring person and tries her best to help others (mostly ghosts) in any way she can.  Zach does not see ghosts but he does have his own psychic abilities involving crows.  I thought it was very interesting reading the saying about crows and then seeing how Zach put that knowledge to work.  And who does not love Enzo, the best ghost dog ever.  Reading about their interactions and watching their relationship grow was very enjoyable and is something I like to see when reading a book..

This book is action packed and I liked the fact that there was more than one ghost for them to help.  The recently deceased soul, who was bewildered and disoriented, and Texas Jack.  I thought that the author did a great job interweaving both ghost stories.  I also thought it was clever to include a non-ghost bad guy, one who is very easy to dislike.  I wanted to see him get what was coming to him.   I also liked the old west setting, that is not something I usually read about.  It was nice change of scenery and I enjoyed it.  I thought it provided an extra level to this book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well crafted ghost paranormal.  This is the first book that I have read in this series (and the first one by this author) but it will definitely not be my last.  This book is a very good addition to this genre.