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 from his childhood. Bearing in mind his brother’s health, 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.