*I received a free ecopy of this book from the publisher. This has not influenced my review.*
I feel like my reviews for this series are getting repetitive, but what can I say? The books in this series are consistently good and always deliver on exactly what you’re expecting from them. The characters are always likeable, the plots are always good with a bit of action and detective work, the writing is always easy to read, and there’s always a bit of snarky humor and supernatural fun.
I especially liked the sweet things about the relationship this time though, *SPOILER ALERT FOR PREVIOUS BOOKS (although it’s not really a spoiler if you’ve read the blurb for this book)* like the times when Duncan would think yeah, maybe it sucked that he and Robbie couldn’t have sex and could hardly even kiss, but just having the person he loved there with him was enough. *END SPOILER ALERT* Those parts were touching. It was obvious how much they loved each other.
I had a couple issues though. For one thing, I felt misled (or rather that I was meant to be misled, since I guessed correctly anyway) in an unfair way by the author about certain things. I can understand misleading the reader for certain purposes, but the way it was done didn’t really make sense. I also felt this book was rather predictable. That being said, these things didn’t detract from the likeable characters, humor, etc. that I mentioned above, and the ending did manage to surprise me in a great way!
So overall, this was another great addition to the series that had more sweetness and touching-ness than the others and of course all the snarkiness and supernatural fun I’ve come to expect from Duncan and his crew!
Fans of Books 1-3 in Stephen Osborne's Duncan Andrews Thrillers series. M/M urban fantasy fans who want some quick, light reading with likeable characters, snarky humor, and paranormal fun.
More Books in the Series:
Book Review: Pale as a Ghost (Duncan Andrews Thrillers Book 1) by Stephen Osborne
Book Review: Animal Instinct (Duncan Andrews Thrillers Book 2) by Stephen Osborne
Book Review: The Scarlet Tide (Duncan Andrews Thrillers Book 3) by Stephen Osborne
Book Review: Dead End (Duncan Andrews Thrillers Book 4) by Stephen Osborne
Book Review: Under a Blood-Red Moon (Duncan Andrews Thrillers Book 5) by Stephen Osborne
Duncan Andrews’s best friend Gina is a witch, his bulldog Daisy is a zombie, and his boyfriend Robbie is a ghost. Duncan himself is just your average private detective, who happens to specialize in paranormal cases.
Robbie’s cousin, Jason, has a problem. The house he’s living in is haunted by the ghost of serial killer Dr. Stanley Moore. Duncan thinks banishing the spirit will be an easy task, but when confronted, the ghost nearly kills Duncan.
If that’s not bad enough, a witch-hunting group called the Order of Cotton Mather have tracked Gina down and are bent on destroying her. And Robbie and Duncan’s relationship may be nearing an end, as Robbie feels he’s holding Duncan back from having a lover he can actually touch.
Duncan must rid Jason’s house of the evil Dr. Moore, save Gina, and somehow manage to hold onto Robbie in the process.
Book Author: Stephen Osborne
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Series: Duncan Andrews Thrillers
Genre: Fantasy, LGBTQIA, Mystery, Paranormal/Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 3.5
Series/Standalone: Part of a Series