Raintree: Haunted is the second book in the series from Silhouette Nocturne. The Raintree are a species who are human and more than human. They have special gifts and deadly enemies, the Ansara.
Gideon Raintree is a homicide detective for a small town; he has a high solution rate for murders because he is able to talk with the ghosts of the victims. Gideon also has the power to harness electricity, as such; he cannot drive in certain cars, work with computers or use cell phones without having them blow up or cease to work. Gideon has been seeing a spirit of a little girl in his dreams; this spirit calls him "Daddy" and says she is coming soon, in a Moonbeam to him.
Hope Malory is new to the small police department. She is partnered with Gideon and is immediately suspicious of him as he seems to be hiding something and his solution rate to murders seems to be a little too good. Hope has been raised by her Mother, Rainbow, who owns a New Age shop and believes in everything one can't see. As such, Hope does not believe in what she can't see, until she cannot explain how and what Gideon is able to do.
Hope and Gideon are out to solve a murder. Only the murderer doesn't seem to be done and is now targeting the investigating team. As Hope and Gideon quickly come together, Hope is stunned to realize there is much more to the world than she ever believed.
I found this book to be a very quick and enjoyable read. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance and this book will be going on my keeper shelf. I found Gideon and Hope both well-written characters which jumped off the page. The order of the series is: Raintree: Inferno by Linda Howard, Raintree: Haunted, and Raintree: Sanctuary by Beverly Barton.
Two hundred years after the Raintree clan defeated and abandoned them on a small Caribbean Island, the Ansara wizards are rising again to take on their bitterest foes. Despite their extraordinary powers and supernatural origin, the Raintree have largely blended into the modern world. They are bankers, cops, husbands, wives and lovers in the society of humankind. But now, from Nevada to North Carolina, the rejoined battle will measure the endurance of their people. It will test their loyalties and relationships. And it will force upon them all new lives they could barely have imagined before.