Review: Duck Duck Ghost (Hellsinger #2) by Rhys Ford

September 9, 2014 Review 0

Review: Duck Duck Ghost (Hellsinger #2) by Rhys Ford

Paranormal investigator Wolf Kincaid knows what his foot tastes like.

Mostly because he stuck it firmly in his mouth when his lover, Tristan Pryce, accidentally drugged him with a batch of psychotropic baklava. Needing to patch things up between them, Wolf drags Tristan to San Luis Obispo, hoping Tristan’s medium ability can help evict a troublesome spirit haunting an old farmhouse.

With Wolf’s sister handling Hoxne Grange’s spectral visitors, Tristan finds himself in the unique position of being able to leave home for the first time in forever, but Wolf’s roughshod treatment is the least of his worries. Tristan’s ad-hoc portal for passing spirits seems to be getting fewer and fewer guests, and despite his concern he’s broken his home, Tristan agrees to help Wolf’s cousin, Sey, kick her poltergeist to the proverbial curb.

San Luis Obispo brings its own bushel of troubles. Tristan’s ghost whispering skill is challenged not only by a terrorizing haunting but also by Wolf’s skeptical older cousin, Cin. Bookended by a pair of aggressive Kincaids, Tristan soon finds himself in a spectral battle that threatens not only his sanity but also his relationship with Wolf, the first man he’s ever loved.

Title: Duck Duck Ghost
Author: Rhys Ford
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Fish and Ghosts, Murder and Mayhem, Ink and Shadows, Fish Stick Fridays
Series: Hellsinger #2
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Fish and Ghosts
Published by Dreamspinner Press
Source: Publisher
Published: September 8, 2014
Genres: Ghost Story, Horror, Male Male Romance
Pages: 240
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Stars: four-half-stars
Flames: four-flames

This was a page turner.  When we left Fish and Ghosts all appeared well with Tristan and Wolf.  Happy ever after even.  Evidently not as happy as we were lead to believe.

This book begins with Wolf in hot water with Tristan.  Wolf is on an assignment in Florida and Tristan is home at Hoxne Grange stewing.  Lover’s tiffs.  All young lovers have them, but with these two, who knows what is going to happen.

With some help from family – the Kincaid bunch can be meddlesome, especially Mama Meegan and we get to meet Wolf’s sister, Ophelia Sunday – they work to patch things up.  Part of that work includes a trip to San Luis Obispo so help out cousin Sey with a “little problem.”

All I can say, if I thought the apparition in the last book was gruesome, the one in this book makes that one look like a beauty queen.  I don’t usually like horror stories, but this is written with enough humor and romance that I could deal with it.  In spite of the horror story aspects, this was a fun and enjoyable story.

We met some more of the Kincaid clan.  They are all such a hoot.  Cousin Sey almost seems “normal.”  She lives in what used to be an inn out in the “back of beyond,” is a professor at Cal-Poly, and restores antique dolls.  But, she is still a Kincaid and very aware of their “legacy.”  Aunt Gildy has come to stay for a bit.  Aunt Gildy is nuttier than a fruit cake.  We meet her when she starts shooting at them with a shot gun, right after they arrive at Sey’s house.  There is some minor question of whether she is really bat-shit crazy or just putting on an act.  My opinion – she is bat-shit crazy!  We also get to meet cousin Cin in this story.  I didn’t noticed that he was any better at dealing with the ghosts than Wolf and Tristan, but well, he is supposed to be the actual Hellsinger.  *shrugs* Guess that is very important in the Kincaid clan.  I do enjoy these characters, just because they are total characters.  They are fun and interesting.

I like the way Wolf and Tristan are learning the give and take of a relationship.  I was a bit concerned about the speed with which these two came together in the last book.  In this book we deal with some of the fallout of that speed.  Although, they could have known each other much longer and still had to learn to deal with these issues.  It was a nice part of the story to have Wolf and Tristan working on their relationship, even if it is still in the midst of total chaos.  I think chaos is just part of the Kincaid clan.

Beware!  This book leaves us with a huge lead in to the next book.  Not exactly a cliff-hanger, but we definitely know where the next conflict is going to come from.  It is going to be fun and I will be looking forward to reading that story.  I hope I don’t have to wait long.



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