Shadows Fall by J.K. Hogan

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For him, the whole world is a graveyard…

A gift—or curse—gives Titus McGinty the unwanted ability to talk to ghosts. When he starts seeing the same few apparitions repeatedly, appearing with similar gruesome injuries, he begins to wonder what they want from him.

Detective Charlie Hale has a serial killer on his hands. On the loose for weeks, the Queen City Slayer has left the police nothing to go on, no forensic evidence other than what he wants found. The city is running out of time.

The crisis brings Titus and Charlie together—Titus stumbles upon a body and finds himself a suspect. Their budding romance is tested as they are sucked into a web of underground laboratories, restive spirits, and religious fanaticism. They’ll have to work together to find the identity of the killer before he takes his next victim…Titus. addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 Listening to Andrea LeeTAG

So when I first saw that this novel was around three and thirty pages I was nervous, I haven’t read many ghost supernatural books and the one’s I have left me wanting….

But before I knew it the first 100 pages were down and I was eager for the rest.

The story is a wonderful mix of modern tale of two guys meeting, becoming friends and then more. One openly gay but having huge restrictions on his life because of his special abilities. The other, also gay but only out to his family for the normal reasons, work not accepting, unsure if he’s work partner will accept him.

The other side is a mixture of old worldly beliefs and supernatural told in such a way that you can only believe that its true and something to live by.

When Titus ghosts become too much to bare and he calls in reinforcements. This is when the old meets the new.

Charlie knows Titus is hiding something but can’t understand what, he just he wants to help.

 I loved how Titus kept nudging Charlie closer and closer to a relationship, getting him out of his shell. And how Charlie was so open and accepting with Titus’s upbringing and beliefs.

The secondary cast play an important role during this story, but none more important than the room mate and best friend Riot. With out his help and support some of the clues would not have been understood. Hoping to see more of him in book two.

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