Psychic abilities run in the family. While Nick can sense a ghost anywhere near him, Josh, his younger brother, can read minds. It's a gift Josh wish he didn't have.
When Josh comes to the Scottish island of Traighshee to visit Nick and his partner John for vacation, he befriends Caitrin, John's niece. With her friends he learns about the island's ghost stories. Later Caitrin and Josh visit a cave where two brothers were murdered decades earlier by a town mob. As legend has it, the brothers' ghosts killed several people in revenge before being bound into the cave by a witch.
By accident Josh and Caitrin free the trapped spirits. And now Nick, Josh and John must try to combat the angry pair of ghosts before they kill again.
Waking the Dead has an interesting plot, however, the setup for the main conflict took nearly half the book. And until the spirits are freed, there is little tension to sustain the reader's interest outside of Nick's and Josh's unusual abilities and the loving interactions between Nick and John.
Once the spirits are freed, the story turns into a gripping page-turner. However, it ends as it starts, as a well-written sweet account of Nick's and John's love for one another.
Series: Laying A Ghost; Previous Book: Giving Up the Ghost
Genre: LGBT Contemporary Ghost Paranormal
When your lover can speak to ghosts and his half-brother can read minds, you get used to life being a step away from normal. But when angry ghosts take over the bodies of the living, seeking revenge for their centuries-old murders, even John and Nick have trouble coping.
Teenaged angst, pushy tourists, and the dead walking... If they want the peaceful summer they'd planned, they're going to have to fight for it.
Side by side. Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual situations, violence.