DEADBEAT DAD by @jr_rain & Rod Kierkegaard #Paranormal #Bookreview

Deadbeat DadDeadbeat Dad by J.R. Rain
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Deadbeat Dad is the second book in this paranormal series and I recommend reading the first book before you start this to really appreciate the storyline. Detective Sergeant Richelle Dadd is undead, stuck between the realms of the living and the dead. Deliberately created this way by an ex-boyfriend Val Tabori, who brought her back from the dead to father a Moroi child, a half human, half zombie boy.

However Richelle recently gave birth to a girl which she named Tamara. In this book, Richelle is given a dead end job in filing, researching cold cases. Here she is approached by a ghost, Sophie Grey, who was murdered on Cemetery Hill in 1931. Research shows that Sophie was one of the triple Black Rose murder case.

At home Richelle’s life is complex, she has Dicky Dadd her gypsy father staying with her, her ex-police partner Mal moves in and she has a house full of visiting ghosts from Shadytown. Plus her mother tries to link Richelle up with a long lost Russian cousin.

This is a fast paced book with several minor storylines all adding to the tensions, which come to a head when more than one person wants baby Tamara. The ending has the potential to lead to more books in this series.

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The Dead Detective by @jr_rain and @RodKierkegaard Jr #Bookreview

The Dead DetectiveThe Dead Detective by J.R. Rain
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Dead Detective is a paranormal murder mystery and allows pure escapism from life as we know it. Believing herself to be the victim of a prank, Richelle Dadd wakes up inside a chalk outline at a murder scene. Ticked off at the level to which her fellow police officers will go to pull such a prank, Richelle begins to ask a few questions. The trouble is, no pulse, cold skin and a bullet through her heart are just NOT normal. Plus something has happened to her vision, she can see ghosts or shades of buildings from yesteryear. But people can still see her, so what is she?

Forced to accept she is undead, half ghost/ half alive or just a plain old zombie, Richelle plans to solve her own murder case. With a foot in both worlds, she teams up with Bull McGuiness an old cop who’s been dead a while. He suggests they return to the scene of the crime and look for clues, but whilst there, Richelle is taken over by an evil possession and forced to murder two gypsies.

A bit of research reveals Richelle is the victim of a powerful gypsy curse which can take over her mind and force her to do bad things. But it’s not just Richelle who has been possessed. News comes of more vicious murders and rumours of something big being planned between dangerous players. No one messes with gypsies! But Richelle and her friends on both sides of the fence are determined to stop them.

Letting go of all reality and plunging yourself into this book is the best way to read this, allowing the story take you on a journey. Written in a fun upbeat manner, The Dead Detective puts a different twist on a murder mystery.

This review is based on a free copy of the book given to me by Curiosity Quills

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