Title: Stranger at the Door
Author: J.S. Cook
Genre: Americas / Ghosts / Spirits / Historical / Paranormal
Length: Novella (87 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC (May 25th 2015)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3 ¾ Hearts
Blurb: South Carolina lawyer Calvin Amos is confident he can gain Thomas Basinger his freedom on appeal. Thom was convicted of a murder during an armed robbery gone bad. But Basinger’s case proves more difficult than Cal anticipated, and the battle he assumed he’d win turns into a devastating failure. Remorseful over the personal defeat, after Basinger is executed, Cal throws himself out of his office window.
Bizarrely, the fall doesn’t kill him. Even stranger, Thom Basinger rings Cal’s doorbell looking for a job. Both men are drawn to each other. Before long, the two forge a unique, heartfelt connection that transcends the boundaries of life and death.
Calvin Amos always imagined himself in possession of some great love or other. He didn’t know he had to die to find it.
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Review: I have to admit this was a strange book in the beginning as Calvin loses his case and witnesses Thom’s execution. Then feeling guilt, remorse and depressed throws himself out his window. The fall does not kill him which was weird.
Thom is then sent back to help Calvin but isn’t told why he is being sent back. It was just confusing for me as I didn’t understand how someone who was executed could be sent back. Not to mention the conversation he had about was not shown. So I have no idea what exactly was told to him to begin with.
Aside from that I enjoyed the story very much. Poor Calvin didn’t know what to make of Thom and one point thought he was losing his mind, which I understood.
Interesting and intriguing read.
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