Book Reviews

A Spooky Legacy (The Spectral Files 5) by S.E. Harmon

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Law Enforcement / Ghosts/Spirits/Hauntings / Psychic Powers / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 18-June-2024

Book Blurb

Rain Christiansen is settling into married life with fellow cold case detective, Daniel McKenna, and life is good. Better than good, even. But when it comes to the topic of expanding their family, Rain isn't so sure he's ready. Yes, a new addition could enrich their lives. But it could also tear down the delicate balance they’ve worked so hard to achieve. Do they really want to take that risk?

He’d love to brood over that a little more, but murder never takes a day off. A decade-old mystery of the missing Parker family is heating up. Most seem to think the Parkers pulled a disappearing act to get out of financial debt. It isn’t before the PTU finds out the reality is far grimmer than that. It seems that Quinn stumbled upon something better left hidden. Now that Rain has stumbled upon it, too, he has to be careful that he doesn’t meet the same fate.

Sometimes it amazes him how far he’s come from strait-laced FBI agent who couldn’t admit—even to himself—that he saw ghosts. He’s done the work, learning to get some measure of control of his paranormal side. And while his relationship with ghosts may not be perfect, it’s evolved into something symbiotic...which is a very good thing. Because in order to protect himself from the living, he might need a little help from the dead.


Book Review

 “If you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” ~ Maya Angelou


In ‘A Spooky Legacy’ by S. E. Harmon, Rain and Danny look forward to Halloween and a night of frivolity but are unexpectedly thrust into a chilling murder investigation.


Rain and Danny conclude their investigation for the day and are on their way home when two apparitions materialize in the back seat of their car; one is a familiar face, Franklin, and the other is a woman named Quinn. Quinn is distraught and wants Rain's help. He misunderstands, thinking she wants help crossing into the light, but Quinn refuses. What she wants is for Rain to help her find her missing daughters! As Rain and Danny work on the case, they realize that Quinn's daughters are involved, which gives them even more incentive to solve it. 


Although Rain's ability to see the dead helps, the fact that ghosts aren't the most reliable often complicates matters. With this skill, Rain finds one of the girls’ ghosts, who immediately bonds with him. Much to his surprise, when Rain takes her home, he enjoys having a child around. It goes a long way to relieving his apprehension about adding to their family.


The fifth volume of the' Spectral Files' series combines supernatural horror, love, Danny's steadiness, his calming effect on Rain, and Rain's witty charm. Thanks, S.E. I will miss Danny and Rain!




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 382 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 09-April-2024
Price $4.99 ebook
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