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Author:John Inman
Cover Artist:Reese Dante
Publisher:Dreamspinner Press
Genre:Humor, Ghosts/Spirits, Paranormal
Length:Novel (214 Pages)
Rating:<?php echo 5; ?> Stars

Jason Day, brilliant designer of video games, is not only a confirmed bachelor, but he’s as gay as a maypole. One wouldn’t think being saddled with his precocious four-year-old nephew for four weeks would be enough to throw him off-kilter.

Wrong. Timmy, Jason’s nephew, is a true handful.

But just when Timmy and Uncle Jason begin to bond, and Jason feels he’s getting a grip on this babysitting business once and for all, he’s thrown for a loop by a couple of visitors—one from Tucson, the other from beyond the grave.

I’m sorry. Say what?

Toss a murder, a hot young stud, an unexpected love affair, and a spooky-ass ghost with a weird sense of humor into Jason’s summer plans, and you’ve got the makings for one hell of a ride.


This was a fun, riviting tale of Uncle Jason and his nephew, Timmy, spending quality time together for a few weeks while Sally -- the kid's mom and Jason's sister -- is away on vacation.

From stage left comes Sam, Timmy's uncle from his late father's side of the family.  After the death of her husband, Sally inexplicably shut his family out of her and Timmy's life.  Sam is on a mission to check on his estranged nephew and get to know him better.  But what he wasn't expecting was Jason, and the magnetic attraction that pulls them together.

When things start to go bump in the night (and we're not talking headboards), Jason, Sam, and Timmy start to unravel a 3-year-old mystery led by clues given from beyond the grave.

Spirit is your typical Inman creation: brilliantly written, fun to read, and impossible to put down.  I am finding it difficult to write up this review, not because my opinions are mixed but because I don't want to reveal any spoilers!  The story is full of twists and turns, secrets, betrayals, and great romance.  This is a who-done-it that tears at the fabric of Jason's soul.  While their suspicions are never kept secret, nobody wants to think someone they love could do such a horrible thing.  I think Jason did what any of us would and tried to find something -- anything -- else to explain away what happened.  But revealing the truth unleashes consequences which will change their lives forever.

Reviewed by
Noah Ren

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