Being mistaken for a prominent Chicago area hooker is downright disconcerting, especially when there's a chance it might be true. This sort of situation would be easier for Meegan to take if she wasn't also plagued by spooks, ghosts and a total lack of impulse control. Miss Jones is carefully considering turning herself in to a psych ward, when she meets Schuyler Mills, the schizophrenic eldest son of an local business tycoon. With help from Schuyler, harassment from the great beyond, and a healthy dose of hostility, Meegan begins to piece together a perilous picture. Chasing Shadows brings Meegan face to face with underhanded cops, brooding love, and the Chicago sex industry. Will following the apparitions also lead to the truth about who Meegan is, and once the blood gets on her combat boots, does she really want to know?
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1 . A must read!
Posted August 07, 2012 by Dee68527 , NebraskaLOVED it! Got it as a free download, when browsing. Started reading it when I was taking a break from cleaning and was hooked, finished it the same day. (Didn't get my mountain of laundry done, oh well!) Now buying the next one, can't wait!
2 . an amnesiac, a schizophrenic, and ghosts..
Posted July 22, 2012 by kj , smiths station, alThis is a very different voice in mysteries, and very good writing. Even with authors I enjoy, the ending is usually telegraphed .... but I never could tell where in the strange, twisted world this story was heading. Brilliant character development...an amnesiac who sees ghosts, a schizophrenic who wishes what he sees could be explained by the paranormal, a chemical engineer/lead singer whose voice never changed...not your usual cast. This was a free download from the Reader Store, and as soon as I finished it, I ordered the next two in the series.
3 . Great Read!
Posted April 29, 2012 by Shannon S , Leesburg, FLI just finished this book after not being able to put it down for the last day and a half. I loved the character Meegan, she is so realistic and quite interesting, you never know what she might say next. I can't wait to purchase the sequel to this story, I am doing it now. Love your writing Ms. Hakes-Rucker, thanks!
4 . Excellent Read!
Posted March 25, 2012 by Melissa , Royal Oak, MichiganI picked up this book because of two reasons. First, it had ghosts or supernatural content and second, because it was free.
When I first began reading, the story was a bit different in its voice to the reader. It didn't take me long to adjust to that style. This book was so excellent that I couldn't put it down and read 163 pages at the first reading!
The character, Meegan, is a young woman with amnesia. She doesn't know any thing about who she is, where she came from, and only knows the police and medical report history of having been found on the shore. She is a loner and keeps busy by walking and exploring her town. She sleeps by day and works by night shelving books. The story unfolds as she branches out socially and physically in her life, work, and society.
She keeps seeing shadows. She is not sure whether she is imagining them or if they are real. After meeting a young chemical engineer/musician who believes her story, he provides her with the confidence to believe the shadows could be real and of supernatural origin, she begins to interact and seek out the guidance she is apparently being provided by them. She also befriends a rather mysterious wealthy good looking man that is also supportive of her and her claims, and he is willing to investigate with her. Chasing Shadows has supernatural content, mystery, romance, and some sexy text all within one book!
When it ended I knew this had to be developing into a series. I just finished the book last night and bought (yes...I said bought as in paid for---gladly), the next in the series, Shades of Grey. I haven't read it yet but, I am hopeful it will not end Meegan's story or adventures. This has all the fixings of an awesome series.
If you love paranormal mysteries, cozy mysteries, mysteries in general.....romance, and just plain ole' good reading.....pick up this book!
Great job Liana Hakes-Rucker.
July 06, 2011
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