Daria Marshall is a psychic who sees dead people, but she learned the hard way no to interpret their messages. Now the spirit of an old man keeps popping up wherever she foes, and so does the very much alive—and charismatic—Ralph Chickalini. What’s a reluctant medium to do?
The youngest sibling in a large, fun-loving Italian family, Ralph has just lost his beloved father. Everything in his life is changing, from the menu at the family pizzeria to plans to preserve his childhood home. Only nomadic newcomer Dara seems to understand Ralph, but she comes with her own complications. Ralph doesn’t believe in ghosts, or in opposites attracting. And footloose Daria doesn’t want to put down roots. But even as they keep trying to go their separate ways, it seems the Other side has Other ideas . . .
“Markham . . . captures the small town/big city contrast of the Queens neighborhood perfectly, with local touches that really make the atmosphere come alive.” —Publishers Weekly
“Markham doesn’t play this one predictably, adding a few twists and sweet turns until our lovers realize home is truly where your heart is.” —Library Journal
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When reluctant road trippers Bella Jordan and her son Max detour to Lily Dale, New York, they're planning to deliver a lost cat to its home and then move on, searching for one of their own. But the footloose feline's owner Leona Gatto has unexpectedly passed away, leaving behind a pregnant pet without a mistress, a busy inn without a keeper—and a lovable circle of neighbors who chat with dead people.
After agreeing to help out temporarily, sensible Bella doesn't need psychic gifts to figure out that a houseful of tourists and a litter of kittens lie in her immediate future—or that Leona was murdered. It's up to her to solve the case so that she and Max can leave town, but their new home—like Leona's killer—might just lurk where she least expects it.
In the moonlight, shovelfuls of earth fall on a wooden crate at the bottom of a deep pit. Soon the hole will be filled and covered over with leaves, erasing all trace of the victim below, waking to the horror of being buried alive.
Newly divorced Gaby Duran isn't really expecting to find her soul mate on a dating site like InTune. She just needs a distraction from pining over her ex-husband, Ben, and the happy marriage they once had. And she's wise enough to know that online, the truth doesn't always match the profile. Almost everyone lies a little—or a lot.
But Gaby quickly discovers there is much more at stake than her lonely heart. Local singles are going missing after making online connections. And a predator is searching again for the perfect match. One who will fulfill every twisted desire . . . or die trying.