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Being insatiably curious is a good way to end up dead. Rain Christiansen, cold case detective and reluctant medium, is very aware of that fact. But when infamous serial killer Thomas Kane wants to meet, there’s no way Rain can say no. He also can’t refuse Kane’s offer—find his missing wife, Delilah, and he’ll reveal the location of his victim’s bodies. Rain has never turned Being insatiably curious is a good way to end up dead. Rain Christiansen, cold case detective and reluctant medium, is very aware of that fact. But when infamous serial killer Thomas Kane wants to meet, there’s no way Rain can say no. He also can’t refuse Kane’s offer—find his missing wife, Delilah, and he’ll reveal the location of his victim’s bodies. Rain has never turned down a good quid pro quo, and he doesn’t intend to start. The hunt for Kane’s wife leads to yet another cold case, three copycat murders, and an investigation where nothing is as it seems. Soon, Rain is dealing with a ghost unlike any he’s ever dealt with before…a ghost capable of doing things he shouldn’t be able to do. How can Rain control something he doesn’t even understand? And what will he do when the unknown threatens the safety of the most important person in his life? Rain is starting to realize that he can only battle the supernatural with the supernatural, and that is spooky business indeed.


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Being insatiably curious is a good way to end up dead. Rain Christiansen, cold case detective and reluctant medium, is very aware of that fact. But when infamous serial killer Thomas Kane wants to meet, there’s no way Rain can say no. He also can’t refuse Kane’s offer—find his missing wife, Delilah, and he’ll reveal the location of his victim’s bodies. Rain has never turned Being insatiably curious is a good way to end up dead. Rain Christiansen, cold case detective and reluctant medium, is very aware of that fact. But when infamous serial killer Thomas Kane wants to meet, there’s no way Rain can say no. He also can’t refuse Kane’s offer—find his missing wife, Delilah, and he’ll reveal the location of his victim’s bodies. Rain has never turned down a good quid pro quo, and he doesn’t intend to start. The hunt for Kane’s wife leads to yet another cold case, three copycat murders, and an investigation where nothing is as it seems. Soon, Rain is dealing with a ghost unlike any he’s ever dealt with before…a ghost capable of doing things he shouldn’t be able to do. How can Rain control something he doesn’t even understand? And what will he do when the unknown threatens the safety of the most important person in his life? Rain is starting to realize that he can only battle the supernatural with the supernatural, and that is spooky business indeed.

30 review for Spooky Business

  1. 5 out of 5

    Wendys Wycked Words

    I am a huge S.E Harmon fangirl and I have read and loved many of her books, but out of all of those, Rainstorm and Danny will always be my favorite I think.  What I love most about this series, is that there is a perfect blend between suspense, humor, and romance, which makes for an awesome nailbiting read. There were moments I was laughing my ass off because Rainstorm (Moonbeam) must be one of the funniest characters I have ever met, and then there were moments I was on the edge of my seat holdi I am a huge S.E Harmon fangirl and I have read and loved many of her books, but out of all of those, Rainstorm and Danny will always be my favorite I think.  What I love most about this series, is that there is a perfect blend between suspense, humor, and romance, which makes for an awesome nailbiting read. There were moments I was laughing my ass off because Rainstorm (Moonbeam) must be one of the funniest characters I have ever met, and then there were moments I was on the edge of my seat holding my breath. And let's be honest here... this book has ghosts!! Do I need to say more?? I think the creep-factor goes up a bit with each book, which I am fine with. As long as there are also funny and loving parts, I am a happy little camper.  By the way things ended, I am hoping there will be plenty more books. I am sure I could read 50 more books in this series and still be entertained by Rain, Danny, and their entourage. We shall hope and see..... An ARC was provided to in exchange for an honest review Follow Me On: Facebook  | Twitter | Instagram | Blog

  2. 4 out of 5

    Snjez

    4.5 stars This book was almost perfect. And it might be my favourite in the series so far. Rain and Danny are just amazing. I love them as characters and I love everything about their relationship, both the emotional parts and the humor. The banter between them is spot on. I absolutely loved Rain's family in this one, as well as Dakota and everyone on the PTU team. I love how this author manages to write quirky and fun characters without ever making them sound silly or OTT. The mystery was excelle 4.5 stars This book was almost perfect. And it might be my favourite in the series so far. Rain and Danny are just amazing. I love them as characters and I love everything about their relationship, both the emotional parts and the humor. The banter between them is spot on. I absolutely loved Rain's family in this one, as well as Dakota and everyone on the PTU team. I love how this author manages to write quirky and fun characters without ever making them sound silly or OTT. The mystery was excellent, probably my favourite so far, as well. As the author put it nicely, the way it unfolded was like peeling layers of an onion. And I enjoyed every step of the way. My only complaint is that there were a few inconsistencies in the story, and there were a couple of scenes that I had minor issues with. But nevertheless, I still loved it and enjoyed reading it immensely.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Jilly

    When is the next book??? Ugh! I hate waiting! This is why I will read an old series that has a gazillion books already written. I am a reading hedonist. No delaying gratification. I want it now! This series has really hit its stride. So good! In this one we have our ghost whisperer, Rain, dealing with several things at once. The first being a serial killer who is trying to Hannibal him, and the rest being ghosts. Lots and lots of ghosts. And, that's Rain's thing, but one ghost is getting a little When is the next book??? Ugh! I hate waiting! This is why I will read an old series that has a gazillion books already written. I am a reading hedonist. No delaying gratification. I want it now! This series has really hit its stride. So good! In this one we have our ghost whisperer, Rain, dealing with several things at once. The first being a serial killer who is trying to Hannibal him, and the rest being ghosts. Lots and lots of ghosts. And, that's Rain's thing, but one ghost is getting a little too familiar. Dude. No means no. There are a few crimes and perpetrators which kept the ball rolling the whole time. I found myself worrying a few times and I wish that Rain would get his shit together and learn more about how to deal with the undead. He is super inept and that ain't gonna cut it when a ghost is being unruly. Come on man, you're a ghost hunter. You should be able to handle things like this by now. Sheesh! Next thing you know he will try and speak English to some 300 year old German ghost. I'm surrounded by amateurs! The ending on this one was expected, but not satisfying. I need more information before I freak out. Which I guess means I will have to freak out for the next six months to a year. Get writing, S.E!! If I die of the plague before it's released I'm coming to haunt your ass!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Renée

    The banter honestly made me laugh out loud. Harmon nails banter. Every time. The smidge of relationship angst definitely tickled my appetite. This was another solid book from a great author. My only niggle is that some of the ghosts are getting violent now, and that wasn't the direction I thought this series would go. Their mysteries were enough for me, and I don't think the rest is necessary. That doesn't look to change in Book 4. The banter honestly made me laugh out loud. Harmon nails banter. Every time. The smidge of relationship angst definitely tickled my appetite. This was another solid book from a great author. My only niggle is that some of the ghosts are getting violent now, and that wasn't the direction I thought this series would go. Their mysteries were enough for me, and I don't think the rest is necessary. That doesn't look to change in Book 4.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Diana

    As much as I loved the first two books in this series, I think book 3 is my favorite. Yes, it still had a spooky ass ghosts, but there was so much more to this story. We learn so much more about Danny and Rain’s relationship and their fears. I can’t tell you how much I adore these two together. As far as the ghosts, yea I was freaked out, but I couldn’t put the book down. There is one part where I think I stopped breathing because it took me by complete surprise. Is there going to be more? I cert As much as I loved the first two books in this series, I think book 3 is my favorite. Yes, it still had a spooky ass ghosts, but there was so much more to this story. We learn so much more about Danny and Rain’s relationship and their fears. I can’t tell you how much I adore these two together. As far as the ghosts, yea I was freaked out, but I couldn’t put the book down. There is one part where I think I stopped breathing because it took me by complete surprise. Is there going to be more? I certainly hope so because the ending, in my opinion, is kind of open. Don’t get me wrong, it does end in a HEA, so don’t worry about that. I should mention there is a lot going on, but the author includes a glossary of characters to help you. Surprisingly, I didn’t have any problems at all.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Bhavya Marya

    “For God’s sake, mother. Yes, a serial killer offered me a job. The benefits are great, but the hours are murder.” Am I the only one who's weirdly obsessed with serial killers ? I love to figure out their minds. Guess I relate to Rain in that way. It goes without saying this book was also an amazing addition to the series. I love the fact that these books are funny in a one-liner kind of way without it seeming OTT and silly. I have no idea if this is the last one but I wouldn't mind if this s “For God’s sake, mother. Yes, a serial killer offered me a job. The benefits are great, but the hours are murder.” Am I the only one who's weirdly obsessed with serial killers ? I love to figure out their minds. Guess I relate to Rain in that way. It goes without saying this book was also an amazing addition to the series. I love the fact that these books are funny in a one-liner kind of way without it seeming OTT and silly. I have no idea if this is the last one but I wouldn't mind if this series goes on forever. ;) I'm pretty happy with ending. I didn't expect it at all and it was a nice surprise. This might be my favourite book out of all three just because of that ending.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Lisazj1

    4.5 stars. There's so much to love in this series, S.E Harmon is really at her very best with Rain and Danny. 🥰 I love how far they've come in their relationship, I really love them as a couple and I'm very much enjoying them talking about the future. I'm completely in love with Rain's wacky, lovely family *though maybe not his sister's cooking*, and I'm loving that Danny's mom is coming around now. Then there's the PTU family, because in this book, for the first time they did feel like family. T 4.5 stars. There's so much to love in this series, S.E Harmon is really at her very best with Rain and Danny. 🥰 I love how far they've come in their relationship, I really love them as a couple and I'm very much enjoying them talking about the future. I'm completely in love with Rain's wacky, lovely family *though maybe not his sister's cooking*, and I'm loving that Danny's mom is coming around now. Then there's the PTU family, because in this book, for the first time they did feel like family. There was so much emotion in this story, of all kinds. But it wouldn't be Rain and Danny without all the amazing funny. The banter was always sharp and on point, and Rain kept me laughing even when I wanted to swoon too. The crimes that Rain, Danny & their unit investigate are always a little spooky, by nature of the way Rain uses his abilities to work the cases and the ghosts that come with that. But for me, this time was just creepier and downright terrifying in places. *side-eyes author 😒* Just in time, it seemed, Rain is finally getting control of his powers. Hopefully that will help him feel like he's in control of it, instead of the other way around. I loved this so much, and I'm so looking forward to seeing where the guys go from here. Can't wait for more! ❤️

  8. 5 out of 5

    Gerbera_Reads

    One of my favorite couples! I said it before and I want to repeat it again that Ms Harmon is the best at humorous banter and self deprecating jokes IMO. Some moments made me smile, some chortle and some, honest to goodness, laugh so hard. I loved it. She always finds the perfect balance between funny, a little bit of sass and a whole lot of sarcasm. I just dig it. It's such a pleasure to read. I like the easy day-to-day relationship between Danny and Rain, how well they work together and how eas One of my favorite couples! I said it before and I want to repeat it again that Ms Harmon is the best at humorous banter and self deprecating jokes IMO. Some moments made me smile, some chortle and some, honest to goodness, laugh so hard. I loved it. She always finds the perfect balance between funny, a little bit of sass and a whole lot of sarcasm. I just dig it. It's such a pleasure to read. I like the easy day-to-day relationship between Danny and Rain, how well they work together and how easy they coexist. That said, it's not without bumps on the road. There were some very heartbreaking moments that brought them closer. Even the intimacy between them was fun, spontaneous and super s*exy. The author did a THING. It was scary, incredibly emotional and just perfect as the book's finale. I was blown away admittedly after cussing up a storm thinking the worst. Such an intense moment, I almost cried. A*W*E*S*O*M*E! The cold cases were very interesting, slightly complicated with good amount of suspects. The story was well paced with police work, evidence collecting and plenty spectral gruesomeness interspersed between Rain's sparkling wit and Danny's down to earth attitude. The family awkwardness and hilarious situations Rain found himself in made this such a fantastic read for me. I hope there will be more of Rain and Danny in the future. I highly recommend it! Copy received for my honest and unbiased review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jewel

    4.5 Stars

  10. 4 out of 5

    Shile

    Audiobook - 5 stars Story - 4.5 Stars Gaaahhh!! This was spooooky and amazing. Joseph’s wild laughter danced in the air. I told you I’d show you a good time. S.E. Harmon is one of my favs, I love her stories because she doesn't follow the formula.....That tiring cliché mm formula. I am always excited to read her books. It all started with Stay with Me and I became hooked for life. Book 3 in The Spectral Files and boy things have changed. The writing is so good. Being in Rain's head is the best t Audiobook - 5 stars Story - 4.5 Stars Gaaahhh!! This was spooooky and amazing. Joseph’s wild laughter danced in the air. I told you I’d show you a good time. S.E. Harmon is one of my favs, I love her stories because she doesn't follow the formula.....That tiring cliché mm formula. I am always excited to read her books. It all started with Stay with Me and I became hooked for life. Book 3 in The Spectral Files and boy things have changed. The writing is so good. Being in Rain's head is the best thing ever. His sarcastic tone and humor! Gaaah! Had me loling so hard. The Banter! Lol!! Rain has become one of my favorite characters, he is such a good company, and his character has developed so much since book 1 and at the same time not losing himself along the way. Danny. Gaaah! Bless his gentle patient self. He is so good to Rain, what a beautiful soul, I love him. I need a Danny in my life. Hell! We all need a Danny. The supporting characters are also so well written. Rain's parents are the best and I am starting to like Paula. Kevin, Nick and the rest of the team are amazing. The relationship between Rain and Danny is just GAAAAHH!! This two belong together. They complement each other so well. Their sex scenes are not that detailed but at the same time still so hot. The Mystery in this one is the best in the series. They all had me at serial killer. Yipppiiie!! Good thing it was interesting. Spooky but very interesting. What an awful being. Ugh! The ghost. Lawd, what an angry meany.. I am not used to the angry kind of ghosts in this series, they are usually darlings. I have to say, I like this direction. The events towards the end.. OMG!!! What an awful intense ride. Overall, It was an amazing addition to this series and I had an amazing time.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Bookreader87(Amanda)

    Rain 💜 Danny 4.5 stars First, HOW FU**KIN DARE YOU! Why would you do that to me! 😭😭 Secondly, I forgive you for making it right lol 😆 This one involved a serial killer, a copy cat and a unfriendly ghost. Of course Rain and his crew at the PTU are right in the middle of it. I really do enjoy this series. Danny and Rain's relationship is one of my favorites and the fact they continue to grow and progress together is lovely. Their banter is top notch. I can't wait to see more of them... cause their w Rain 💜 Danny 4.5 stars First, HOW FU**KIN DARE YOU! Why would you do that to me! 😭😭 Secondly, I forgive you for making it right lol 😆 This one involved a serial killer, a copy cat and a unfriendly ghost. Of course Rain and his crew at the PTU are right in the middle of it. I really do enjoy this series. Danny and Rain's relationship is one of my favorites and the fact they continue to grow and progress together is lovely. Their banter is top notch. I can't wait to see more of them... cause their will be more! This one had a ghost named Joey in it. If he wasn't dead, I'd want to kill him all over for his actions. He was the first time we get to experience a truly violent ghost. What was strange to me, and frankly didn't make sense, was how Joey was such a good person in life yet in death the complete opposite. How could someone so kind be such a dickhead of a ghost? I found the new aspects of Rain's ability interesting and would like to see where the author is going with that. Overall, another solid read and I can't wait for the next installment.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Leslie

    Aww. I’ll never turn down time with Rain and Danny. 🥰 They have become a favorite couple of mine. This one had an excellent mystery with a serial killer. 😱 And of course...ghosts. 👻 There was good relationship development. I don’t always like multiple books with the same couple. Either I get bored or I worry that there will be too much angst. However I have many exceptions and this series is one of them. There has to be progress made in each book and character growth. I get this with Rain and Da Aww. I’ll never turn down time with Rain and Danny. 🥰 They have become a favorite couple of mine. This one had an excellent mystery with a serial killer. 😱 And of course...ghosts. 👻 There was good relationship development. I don’t always like multiple books with the same couple. Either I get bored or I worry that there will be too much angst. However I have many exceptions and this series is one of them. There has to be progress made in each book and character growth. I get this with Rain and Danny. So I don’t see getting bored of them anytime soon. The humor continues to be hit or miss for me but there were lots of funny moments. The steam was relatively low but what was there was hot. 🔥 Full review to come in next few days. **I received a copy from GRR in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Ariana

    4,5 stars This series has been highly enjoyable so far, and I’m happy to say book 3 didn’t disappoint. I’ve grown very fond of Rain with his quirky ‘squareness’, his alternative and slightly crazy family and most of all his dry, self-deprecating sarcasm. As for Danny - dreamy sigh... While book 1 and 2 felt mostly light and more humorous, book 3 has a little bit more serious tone, not only because of scary serial killer Kane, but also because the paranormal element borders on the creepy side. It was 4,5 stars This series has been highly enjoyable so far, and I’m happy to say book 3 didn’t disappoint. I’ve grown very fond of Rain with his quirky ‘squareness’, his alternative and slightly crazy family and most of all his dry, self-deprecating sarcasm. As for Danny - dreamy sigh... While book 1 and 2 felt mostly light and more humorous, book 3 has a little bit more serious tone, not only because of scary serial killer Kane, but also because the paranormal element borders on the creepy side. It was really high time for Rain to finally accept his powers and figure out more how to use them properly. Thank the Gods for nerdy guru Dakota who helps him figure some of it out. (I would love a book about this guy btw!). However, I couldn’t shake the feeling that we still haven’t got the whole picture what Rain can do yet. Danny definitely should get an award for one of the most patient and understanding boyfriends ever. How you can you not love a guy that swoon-worthy? Thank God that Rain knows that now, and appreciates it. The relationship development here is just what I’d hoped for! Love those guys – they’re so sweet and hot together! There’s quite a lot of tension in the plot line, and I thoroughly enjoyed the case although I couldn’t understand why … (view spoiler)[ a. why Joey had such superior powers. He can do things no other ghost is able to, but afaik there’s no real reason given. b. Joey has turned into such a vicious force in his afterlife when he was such a decent guy while he was alive (and that despite his horrendous parents!). (hide spoiler)] I was, admittedly, a bit shocked who turned out to be Joey’s killer. Something about that felt a bit wrong to me. I was equally surprised at the events towards the end of the book. What a finale! This is a series I will definitely reread. Love the fabulous humour, the banter, the interesting paranormal element and most of all the two lovable men SE Harmon has created here!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Gustaf

    This was fantastic. Everything I didn't know I needed from Rain and Danny and the ghosts surrounding them. This book starts out where the previous book left off. Or yeah, almost. Rain has decided to see Thomas Krane, the serial killer who only wanted to see him and no one else. This leads him on the road to find said serial killers missing wife. One might think that that's enough for Rain, but no. One rainy night he is visited by a ghost. Joey. Joey can do things he shouldn't be able to do. It d This was fantastic. Everything I didn't know I needed from Rain and Danny and the ghosts surrounding them. This book starts out where the previous book left off. Or yeah, almost. Rain has decided to see Thomas Krane, the serial killer who only wanted to see him and no one else. This leads him on the road to find said serial killers missing wife. One might think that that's enough for Rain, but no. One rainy night he is visited by a ghost. Joey. Joey can do things he shouldn't be able to do. It doesn't help that Rain looks almost exactly like Joey's ex, Alex. What follows is a a complex story where everything just might be a little more connected than Rain first thought. Joey's storyline creeped me out right from the start and it kept me that way through the whole book. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be though, reading some of the reviews. I can't wait for the next book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    haletostilinski

    Oh how I love this series. Seriously, Harmon's best work so far in my opinion. And this series actually has gotten better as it goes on in my opinion as well. The romance, the ghosts, the humor, the mystery, it all gels together seamlessly to make a wonderful third installment in this series. Things are going better for Rain in the ghost department since he set his parameters, until a new one pops up who takes this way too far, way further than any other ghost, and Rain must deal with it and lear Oh how I love this series. Seriously, Harmon's best work so far in my opinion. And this series actually has gotten better as it goes on in my opinion as well. The romance, the ghosts, the humor, the mystery, it all gels together seamlessly to make a wonderful third installment in this series. Things are going better for Rain in the ghost department since he set his parameters, until a new one pops up who takes this way too far, way further than any other ghost, and Rain must deal with it and learn more about himself, his supernatural abilities, and more. Rain is also officially moved in with Danny - and his parents next door to boot - except for he has boxes to unpack, and there's always something that's keeping him from completing the task. It causes Danny to be a little anxious about it, understandably, as well as Rain getting an offer from his old boss to come back to the FBI, and Rain doesn't give an outright no and doesn't tell Danny about it, and sos those things need to be talked about. But these two are so in love, and it shows. They had their troubles that broke them up before, but they've come back together stronger than ever, and in the end they're able to work through their issues. Nah, the bigger issue is a ghost. And Thomas Kane, the serial killer Rain has been interviewing, who says he didn't kill his wife or three of his apparent victims. Also, the new ghost is connected to it all somehow, and he was murdered, so Rain is trying to figure out several mysteries at once. It's exciting and interesting and a fun read. There's a point near the end that things get scary and I was about to lose it, but thankfully it all works out. I won't say more, but just know that you'll know what I'm talking about when you get there, but don't worry, it all works out. And Rain and Danny move forward in their relationship in the best way, and I so very much hope that this isn't the last in the series, because I want to see these two get their solid HEA. This ended with a pretty solid HFN, but I want to see (view spoiler)[them get married. Yeppp, they get engaged in this :D (hide spoiler)] . Also there was an interesting part in the end that I'm interested to see if it ends there or if there is more to come with that plot thread. Ah, I just hope there's more! I'm not ready to say goodby to Rain and Danny and some fun ghost murder mysteries. Highly recommend if you've enjoyed this series so far. Two massive thumbs up from me! ❤️

  16. 5 out of 5

    W.

    Audiobook listened through Hoopla on March 23rd , 2021 ARC Ebook reviewed on September 1, 2020 Simply put , it was Brilliant! Spooky Business surpassed all my expectations and had me hook, line and sinker from the start. While reading this book , I laughed , cried and everything else in between . It gave me All The Feels. Intimate, emotional, layered , snarky , thrilling , shocking, sexy , tear jerker, eerie, fun describes this tale perfectly. Spooky Business is a Must-read for all creepy gho Audiobook listened through Hoopla on March 23rd , 2021 ARC Ebook reviewed on September 1, 2020 Simply put , it was Brilliant! Spooky Business surpassed all my expectations and had me hook, line and sinker from the start. While reading this book , I laughed , cried and everything else in between . It gave me All The Feels. Intimate, emotional, layered , snarky , thrilling , shocking, sexy , tear jerker, eerie, fun describes this tale perfectly. Spooky Business is a Must-read for all creepy ghost loving , mystery solving, paranormal romance readers. Recommend: Big yes Re-read: Absolutely I just reviewed Spooky Business by S.E. Harmon #SpookyBusiness #GRR

  17. 4 out of 5

    Erth

    This series is one of the best around and if you’ve been hesitating to pick it up, you need to do it before spooky business comes out so you don’t miss out on this amazing book! It was wildly funny, the snark and the banter is so completely perfect. It’s never too much and always hits the mark. It definitely lives up to its name and is the spookiest book of the bunch. And, it’s extremely romantic. You can straight up feel the love between Danny and Rain (even when their unsure themselves), every This series is one of the best around and if you’ve been hesitating to pick it up, you need to do it before spooky business comes out so you don’t miss out on this amazing book! It was wildly funny, the snark and the banter is so completely perfect. It’s never too much and always hits the mark. It definitely lives up to its name and is the spookiest book of the bunch. And, it’s extremely romantic. You can straight up feel the love between Danny and Rain (even when their unsure themselves), every interaction, every look, you just know that it’s the real deal; and this book cements these two as one of my all time favorite book couples. You will probably cry (I ugly cried at one point), but it’ll all be worth it.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Achim

    4.5 I probably have to write a bit more than that I enjoyed this book much, not only for the snark and banter but also because of the feelings, the perfect imperfect relationship, the quirky family situations and the deeply human understanding that shines through all sentences. That the ghosts are upgrading from spooky to scary is just the cherry on top.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Meep

    Was so excited for this and while I still love the characters and verse overall the book didn't wow me. Been a busy week, I've been overtired, so to be fair some of the downer could be my mood disturbing my reading. Still love the characters. Danny didn't seem as central and it annoyed me that at this point Rain was still keeping things to himself. I wanted more of them working together. There was a lot going on with the serial killer angle and another haunting, Rain figuring out his abilities (so Was so excited for this and while I still love the characters and verse overall the book didn't wow me. Been a busy week, I've been overtired, so to be fair some of the downer could be my mood disturbing my reading. Still love the characters. Danny didn't seem as central and it annoyed me that at this point Rain was still keeping things to himself. I wanted more of them working together. There was a lot going on with the serial killer angle and another haunting, Rain figuring out his abilities (sort-of), family, relationship ..for some reason I didn't get the expected chills or feels, I felt some story aspects suffered in order to fit everything in. Certain big moments felt contrived. Banter is rife and sometimes overwhelming. While I did enjoy the revisit a big part of the off feeling this book gave me came from the inconsistancies. The first book in the series had a very wobbly timeline and you needed to not overthink the facts, and disappointingly this third book has a number of details that don't add up, math is the enemy! there's contradictions and some fact changes from previous books. I stumbled a few times while reading. Certain things really didn't make sense. I'll read it again but no rush, hopefully when rested will like it more. But if there's to be further books in the series will hope their timelines get ironed out.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    4.25 stars Oooooh, I loved this. It wasn’t the best of the series, but I do really love Rain. In this installment Rain is still struggling with his powers. Ghosts are still taking advantage of him, even though he’s still seeing Dakota Daydream. But of course Rain wouldn’t be Rain if he didn’t ignore most of what Dakota is trying to teach him. When a ghost visits Rain in a dream, he is sure he needs to try to help this ghost. But when he is investigating his murder, he finds that the case is somehow 4.25 stars Oooooh, I loved this. It wasn’t the best of the series, but I do really love Rain. In this installment Rain is still struggling with his powers. Ghosts are still taking advantage of him, even though he’s still seeing Dakota Daydream. But of course Rain wouldn’t be Rain if he didn’t ignore most of what Dakota is trying to teach him. When a ghost visits Rain in a dream, he is sure he needs to try to help this ghost. But when he is investigating his murder, he finds that the case is somehow linked to the serial killer case he is working on as a favor for his old boss at the FBI. Graycie asked Rain to visit serial killer Thomas Kane in prison to finally find out where he buried his victims. But so far Kane hasn’t been that forthcoming. Between the stress of the serial killer case and the ghostly visits, Rain is doing his best to try to act as if nothing is wrong to Danny. But Danny isn’t quite buying it. And it might be for the best to not talk about the job offer Graycie made him to join the FBI again…. I guess the reason why I’m not giving this 5 stars is because I wanted Rain to be more open to Danny about his ghost struggles. I felt a bit of a distance between them in this book, despite the (view spoiler)[engagement (hide spoiler)] . I did love the thing at the end which made them closer, but I kind of wanted them closer for the rest of the book as well. I also wanted Rain to be a bit more in control of his powers, but I’m sure he’ll get there. I didn’t quite love the crazy ghost, and I think it would have been nicer if the serial killer had been the ghost (that would have been creepy!), but I was still very much intrigued by the whole thing. This book still had the atmosphere I’ve come to associate with this series. And Rain was being so Rain-y. I love him so much. This has turned out to be an amazing series and I can’t wait to read more.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    This series is one of the best around and if you’ve been hesitating to pick it up, you need to do it before spooky business comes out so you don’t miss out on this amazing book! It was wildly funny, the snark and the banter is so completely perfect. It’s never too much and always hits the mark. It definitely lives up to its name and is the spookiest book of the bunch. And, it’s extremely romantic. You can straight up feel the love between Danny and Rain (even when their unsure themselves), every This series is one of the best around and if you’ve been hesitating to pick it up, you need to do it before spooky business comes out so you don’t miss out on this amazing book! It was wildly funny, the snark and the banter is so completely perfect. It’s never too much and always hits the mark. It definitely lives up to its name and is the spookiest book of the bunch. And, it’s extremely romantic. You can straight up feel the love between Danny and Rain (even when their unsure themselves), every interaction, every look, you just know that it’s the real deal; and this book cements these two as one of my all time favorite book couples. You will probably cry (I ugly cried at one point), but it’ll all be worth it. There’s nothing I would change about this book.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I was already in love with the Spectral Files series and the plot of this book just made me love it even more. My favorite so far! Rain's ex-boss asked him to speak with Thomas Kane, an infamous serial killer as a favor since Kane had directly demanded Rain. Once a profiler, always a profiler, so Rain said yes, besides, he's a very curious person. Well, we have a popular saying here: "curiosity killed the cat". For the first time, I didn't like the "main" ghost of the story, Joey is... too much I was already in love with the Spectral Files series and the plot of this book just made me love it even more. My favorite so far! Rain's ex-boss asked him to speak with Thomas Kane, an infamous serial killer as a favor since Kane had directly demanded Rain. Once a profiler, always a profiler, so Rain said yes, besides, he's a very curious person. Well, we have a popular saying here: "curiosity killed the cat". For the first time, I didn't like the "main" ghost of the story, Joey is... too much and too aggressive. He is abrasive and a little bit insane. Everything is actually connected in this story, even our rogue ghost and our serial killer here, making Rain's life even harder. I loved Dakota Daydream so much, he is now a favorite! I hope he sticks around, baby boy. Rain and Danny's relationship, always perfect. I love how they can solve their issues and only love and support the other more and more. I'm sad there isn't any other book out (so far), great series, totally recommend it!

  23. 4 out of 5

    ⚣ Marco ⚣

    ~4.5 stars~

  24. 4 out of 5

    ~nikki the recovering book addict

    4 spooky stars! This is definitely getting very interesting. I can’t confess I understand all the mechanics of ghosts in this series but it’s definitely very interesting. As for the relationship between both MCs, I’m happy to report there’s ups and downs and no unnecessary drama. It all flows very organically. Can’t wait for the next instalment!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Claudie ☾

    Definitely my FAVORITE out of those three books (and also the only one I’d call ‘spooky’ 😱)! Everything I liked in the prequels had been amplified to the nth degree in this one. The mystery was excellent, and much more elaborate that I’d expected. I really enjoyed guessing ‘whodunit’ — this time, it took me completely off guard, so props for that. I don’t know if the author wants to continue this series, but this book ended on such a perfect note that I’d be totally satisfied if it was the last o Definitely my FAVORITE out of those three books (and also the only one I’d call ‘spooky’ 😱)! Everything I liked in the prequels had been amplified to the nth degree in this one. The mystery was excellent, and much more elaborate that I’d expected. I really enjoyed guessing ‘whodunit’ — this time, it took me completely off guard, so props for that. I don’t know if the author wants to continue this series, but this book ended on such a perfect note that I’d be totally satisfied if it was the last one. Rain and Danny came a long way since book one, and they worked hard for that sweet HEA! 😍 LOVED this series!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Fani *loves angst*

    “Purpose, hon,” she said. “People need to have a purpose. If we start thinking we’re useless and pointless, our bodies begin to agree.” Rain and Danny are still trying to find their footing in this relationship thing which is something new for them both, while Rain's ex boss tries to bring him back to the FBI. A case with a serial killer takes an unexpected personal turn when a ghost becomes obsessed with Rain while Rain is still trying to learn the extent of his abilities and how to control them “Purpose, hon,” she said. “People need to have a purpose. If we start thinking we’re useless and pointless, our bodies begin to agree.” Rain and Danny are still trying to find their footing in this relationship thing which is something new for them both, while Rain's ex boss tries to bring him back to the FBI. A case with a serial killer takes an unexpected personal turn when a ghost becomes obsessed with Rain while Rain is still trying to learn the extent of his abilities and how to control them. I liked this book a lot, better than the second one, but Rain can sometimes be so blind that he frustrates me a lot. I also had trouble believing that a person as good as Joey, could turn into such an evil ghost after life; how is that possible??? Finally, I hated the ending; even if everything 'ended well', I found it too extreme, too much for me. (view spoiler)[I mean, communicating with ghosts is one thing; bringing people back from the dead is unreal on a whole other level... (hide spoiler)] Well, it's obvious to me that the series is going to continue, what with that last paragraph, and while I'm happy to keep reading more about those two, I do believe leaving so many threads open is not the way to go. But mainly, Rain needs to start acting like the extremely clever man he is, not getting dragged left and right by mirrors and smoke. Besides my grumbling, this is a very well written series, with two great MCs and of course, amazing banter. I just like these books so much, I'd like them to be perfect instead of pretty good, and this is the reason for my nitpicking.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Jacquie Stewart

    I really don't know why this series isn't more popular. The writing is fantastic and the story lines gripping. There's a lot going on, with a serial killer, Rain being stalked by a ghost and a potential return to the FBI. The writer doesnt drip feed it to us which I really appreciated. The focus is really on the spook side of the story although there is a lot of progress in the relationship between the MC's which still not quite stable. I really want to rave about it but I don't want to spoil any I really don't know why this series isn't more popular. The writing is fantastic and the story lines gripping. There's a lot going on, with a serial killer, Rain being stalked by a ghost and a potential return to the FBI. The writer doesnt drip feed it to us which I really appreciated. The focus is really on the spook side of the story although there is a lot of progress in the relationship between the MC's which still not quite stable. I really want to rave about it but I don't want to spoil anything!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Lisa

    I loved this latest book. The cold cases were interesting along with Rain's interactions with Kane. A few unexpected downs along the way and Im afraid I did guess the ending. I loved this latest book. The cold cases were interesting along with Rain's interactions with Kane. A few unexpected downs along the way and Im afraid I did guess the ending.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ami

    At first I was worried that Spooky Business , the third book from The Spectral Files series would be convoluted. Why? Because Rain Christiansen, medium and detective extraordinaire, was handling two cases at the same time. Rain's former boss at the FBI asked him to talk to a serial killer who promised to reveal the location of his victims' bodies as long as Rain looked for his missing wife. Meanwhile, Rain was involuntary roped to also look for an unsolved murder case of Joseph Carr, who seem At first I was worried that Spooky Business , the third book from The Spectral Files series would be convoluted. Why? Because Rain Christiansen, medium and detective extraordinaire, was handling two cases at the same time. Rain's former boss at the FBI asked him to talk to a serial killer who promised to reveal the location of his victims' bodies as long as Rain looked for his missing wife. Meanwhile, Rain was involuntary roped to also look for an unsolved murder case of Joseph Carr, who seemed fixated on Rain and thought of Rain as his (still living) ex-boyfriend. But Harmon proved me wrong. The two cases were handled nicely -- while some personal relationship developments of Rain and his boyfriend, Danny, were also thrown in the mix. It was a good read, indeed! There was a time when I was VERY WORRIED with Rain, seeing how easily the ghosts overpowered him because Rain was such an open medium, and I was DYING to tell Rain to LEARN HOW TO DEFEND HIMSELF!! I was happy that Rain did learn more about his power. There was one intense moment near the end, that made me bite my lip, also that final chapter. WOW. Overall, a good addition to the series. Looking forward to more adventure of Rain and his cold-case team at the PTU

  30. 4 out of 5

    Donna

    I just finished this story and jumped right over to post my review... BUT, I got caught up in reading everyone else's reviews... what an amazing group of people! Everything I was thinking, they wrote... everything I was feeling, they wrote... so, I wondered, what do I write? This is what I came up with. This series has been one of the most realistic works of fiction that I have ever read. There is so much "real life" woven in that the "unbelievable" just seems to flow right along with the reality I just finished this story and jumped right over to post my review... BUT, I got caught up in reading everyone else's reviews... what an amazing group of people! Everything I was thinking, they wrote... everything I was feeling, they wrote... so, I wondered, what do I write? This is what I came up with. This series has been one of the most realistic works of fiction that I have ever read. There is so much "real life" woven in that the "unbelievable" just seems to flow right along with the reality of the story. I long ago realized that just because I couldn't see it, feel it, or hear it didn't mean it wasn't there. Our world is full of amazing, unbelievable things that are just waiting to be discovered... if we only have the foresight to start looking! This book shows the true story behind relationships. Whether it be a new one or one of MANY years, they are all a "work in progress"! It's when you stop working that they stop working... and NO, I am not saying don't walk away if you have too, I am just saying that even when the love is there, it is hard work. Danny and Rain have had so many ups and downs just trying to find the path that they both can walk together that many in the same situation would have just walked away from each other... of course, their path would have been easier if it hadn't been for a certain person's inability to see what is usually right in front of his face, or should I say his ability to ignore things that make him uncomfortable... *grin* Then, of course, there are the ghosts... and the bad guys (some that break your heart for the bad choices they made, not because that they were actually bad) and gals... all which just made Rain and Danny's life more complicated. But, there was also friends and family, which always seemed to make their life more interesting... LOL!!! This is a series that I will be remembering for a long time to come and I hope that all of the other Rains out there (like me) will be blessed with their very own Danny, like I am!

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