Hired to investigate who could be the saboteur in an experimental seance team at a University, Harper is quickly sure of one thing after the death of one of the team members. There may be a human at the source, but the phenomenon is definitely not natural.
After enjoying Greywalker so much, I was a little worried how the second book in the series would match up. I was really pleased to find it matched very well. Harper is just a great character; feisty, determined and capable of being as big a pain in the ass as she needs to be, to get the job done.
She is a rare character that feels very real, rather than larger than life. She has flaws, isn’t infallible and flounders as she is learning about the Grey and what impact that has on her. There is no great source she can go to, learn it all and become an expert. I love that she gets some guidance from her friends Mara and Ben, but even that is sometimes hypothetical guesswork.
The plot in Poltergeist is actually quite simple but very good and the seance experiment itself is fascinating, especially with the research that Kat Richardson did to back it up, then adapt it to her ‘world’.
I’ve mentioned Mara and Ben already but they really are great secondary characters. Quinton I’m liking a lot and hoping he becomes part of the regular cast, there is just something about him. Will doesn’t play as big a role in this book, mainly because he is out of the country and doing the long distance relationship with Harper. As he doesn’t know about the other side of her life, it will be interesting what happens when he does find out.
A great follow up to Greywalker and can’t wait to see what is in store for Harper next!