Ghost Hunter by Jayne CastleGhost Hunter by Jayne Castle

Ghost Hunter

byJayne Castle

Mass Market Paperback | May 30, 2006

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Local Guild boss and powerful ghost hunter Cooper Boone is everything botanist Elly St. Clair could ask for—the handsome, strong and silent type. Maybe too silent. For when Guild secrets threaten her career at the college, Elly has to call off their marriage—and leave small-town life behind...

But starting over in the thriving metropolis of Cadence City isn’t easy, especially when one of Elly’s new friends disappears in the eerie catacombs beneath the streets. Cooper turns up just in time to help Elly investigate. And as the mystery deepens and dangerous ghost myths and legends come to light, Cooper makes it clear he intends to stick around—and this time he’s holding nothing back…

Jayne Castle is a pseudonym for Jayne Ann Krentz, the author of more than fifty New York Times bestsellers. She writes futuristic romance novels under the Castle name, contemporary romantic suspense novels under the Krentz name, and historical romance novels under the pseudonym Amanda Quick. There are more than 35 million copies of her...
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Title:Ghost HunterFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.8 × 4.3 × 0.9 inPublished:May 30, 2006Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0515141402

ISBN - 13:9780515141405

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Guild Story I always enjoy this series. The endings may be the same, but the twists and turns to get there are what keep me hooked!
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just didn't connect This is one of those books where you start it and your right into it, thinking this is really good and than it just falls flat. Parts were really good but the majority had me a bit confused and I just didn't connect with the characters. This books takes place in Harmony, a planet where amber and psychic power are the main energy source. 200 years ago a energy curtain opened near earth making humans able to travel back and forth between the two worlds. Then the curtain closed without warning and those on the world of Harmony were cut off from earth. Our story takes place 200 years later. Elly has called off her marriage to the local guild boss of Aurora Springs named Cooper. She feels his life is so involved in the local guild that there is no room for her. After the final straw with an incident involving Cooper, she moves to Cadence City. It's there she becomes involved in finding the source behind a drug operation. Cooper comes to Cadence after 6 months hoping to win Elly over and take her back to Aurora Springs and ends up working together with her to find out who is behind the operation. During the course of this they find love etc... I got a bit confused with the whole amber, psychic energy thing, which leads me to believe that I should have read previous books in this series first. Not sure about the creatures called "Dust Bunnies" and why they even were needed in the book. I found that weird, not cute. This book left me feeling a bit puzzled and I just didn't connect with Elly and Cooper which is a shame because this book had such a promising start. I won't be going any further with this series.
Date published: 2009-10-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I'm not actually sure! The story plot was not bad, but it took me several chapters to convince me that I hadn't read this book before. All this talk of humans stranded on a far of planet & developing these extra sensory perceptions, as well as the ghost energy & amber, etc. sounded way to familiar for my liking. I was still debating this when I realized that I had read most of this hunter stuff in another one of Jayne Castle's books. I guess I couldn't have been too impressed with that one either, since I couldn't remember the main characters of that book until much later into the book. Oh well, such is life! You can't be expected to enjoy every book you read, especially if you are an avid reader like I am.
Date published: 2006-06-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Where-Oh-Where is Jayne Ann Krentz Welcome back to Harmony, the world where amber + psychic power = the #1 energy source. In this book, we meet Elly St.Clair and Cooper Boone. Elly grew up in Aurora Springs, amidst an important Hunter Guild family; in the prologue, she’s engaged to - and in love with - Cooper, the new Guild boss (yes, it’s supposed to sound like “mafia boss”). But when she suspects that Cooper asked her in marriage for her family connections and not for love, she breaks her engagement and leaves for Cadence City. 6 months later, Cooper is in Cadence City on “personal business” and Elly sought him out because she needs a Hunter. They then become embroiled in a scheme to discover who hurt one of Elly’s new friend when she stumbled into a drug-making operation, while clues of a mysterious and mystique legend keep cropping up, etc. etc. For those familiar with Jayne Ann Krentz, you know the drill. This, however, is nowhere near the range of “Zinnia”, “Family Man” or “Absolutely, Positively”. Her characters’ pithy remarks – which used to be funny – now feel cold instead of ironic, and so, too, do her characters. We don’t believe in Elly or Cooper and even less in their story. And yes, Rose the dust-bunny is cute, but to have her mumbling or drifting or crooning every third phrase does get to be too much. As for the suspense/mystery side of the story, it doesn’t take either …by the end of the first chapter, we know who is the bad guy. It's all so static and contrived... as if JAK is writing by rote. I am a HUGE fan of JAK; a lot of her books are among my all-time favorites. For the last couples of years however, it’s as if she’s not interested anymore in what she’s doing… and unfortunately, neither are we.
Date published: 2006-06-21

Editorial Reviews

"Castle continues to set the standard against which all other such books are judged."