Book review: The Art of Spirit Capture

The Art of Spirit Capture is written by fellow blogger Geoff le Pard aka TanGental.
I treated myself to this some time ago and started reading it when I went to bed as it promised to be easy reading.
Then we got Maya and everything changed, so I was picking it up only periodically until this morning when I’d got up early to let her out, played with her a bit in the garden (at the unearthly hour of 6am) and while she napped, I finally finished it!

Jason Hales is having a rough time of it as his brother is in a coma, his girlfriend has left him, he loses his job and then suddenly finds himself ‘homeless’ after his flat floods.
He receives a phone call to say he is the joint beneficiary of his late Aunt’s estate and goes to visit a town he can only vaguely remember fromย  his childhood. Bearing in mind his brother’s health,ย  he finds himself on his own trying to sort out his aunt’s affairs, The Captures being centre stage.

The Spirit Captures of the title are glass ornaments made by his late uncle which appear to have mystical powers. His uncle’s apprentice sees Jason as a threat and Jason finds himself the subject of local scrutiny, some of it not exactly welcome or warming.
Throw into the mix a variety of characters with intertwined reasons for wanting, or not, new Captures to be made and the young lawyer dealing with his aunt’s estate being a childhood friend, the story dips and dives as things start to unravel.
The story has mystery and romance, and when it all started coming together, the last twenty or so chapters being shorter than the others, I found I couldn’t put it down this morning.

A good book Geoff, one I really enjoyed and will read again.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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15 Responses to Book review: The Art of Spirit Capture

  1. Carol anne says:

    it sounds wonderful! Did you get a paperback, is it available in audio or on kindle? I’ll check audible. to see if its available in audio!

  2. murisopsis says:

    I’ve added this one to my list of books to read. I’m not big on mysteries but this one sounds like it would hold my interest!

  3. Lauren says:

    Sounds like a great read.

  4. willowdot21 says:

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  7. Sheri Dye says:

    How intriguing.. I’ll definitely be adding this one to my TBR.
    Great review and thank you for sharing it!

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