THE WAY HOME
Those who see the ghostly figure of the WWII fighter pilot in the English farmhouse garden at Grange End are destined to die within a week of that sighting. But when Cassie Grant not only sees the Polish flying ace in the garden, but talks to him in her bedroom, it's clear that something more than a prediction of death is at work here.
Hawk has been waiting for something at Grange End for nearly 70 years, and from the first moment he sees the fragile beauty at the upper window he realises what it is - Cassie!
But is he there to accompany her to the other side when her time is up or is his increasingly corporeal presence meant for something else? When the enemy of the past becomes the enemy of the present, Hawk is determined to save Cassie from her untimely death, even if he has to cross the boundaries between Life and Afterlife to do it.
GREYWORLD 1: THE ANOMALY
Don't believe what they tell you in movies and on TV; ghosts don't haunt people. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying there's no such thing as ghosts, I'm just saying they don't haunt living people – because basically they don't know we're here.
How do I know that? Because I can see them. I have since I was a little kid. But I didn't have a grandmother who taught me how to help people move on, or Bruce Willis as my ghost shrink. Nope, I just got to stand around like a zombie staring at people nobody else could see, wondering if it was me or the rest of the world who was crazy.
So I'll need to explain this properly to you, so you get it. Because if you can't get it, then you won't understand about Jake. And Jake is the reason I'm writing all this down. To make sense of it, for you – whoever you are who's reading this – and for me, so I don't slip off the edge of reality and become 'dissociative', aka crazy. Jake is the key. He's the anomaly. And he is the most gorgeous guy I've ever known, dead or alive.
GREYWORLD 2: MALLORY
Fate seems to have it in for me, big time. So it's really lucky I never expected life to suddenly be all happy-ever-after once I'd traded in the Grey version of Jake for 'a real boy'. Not only do I now have to deal with a very seductive flesh-and-blood guy, who wants to take our relationship to the next level, but I've been sucked into helping Mallory, the entitled Mean Grey in a coma, get her life back.
Why? Because this is Jake's new career path and we seemed to be the only ones who can solve the mystery of Mallory's ten year disappearance, get her back into her body, and bring her attacker to justice. Piece of cake, right? If you think so then you've been spending way too much time with Jake.
GREYWORLD 3: EARTH ANGEL
When drop-dead-gorgeous English Medium, Ramsey Gilchrist arrived for our 'All Things Spooky 101' classes, I was shocked to find Jake turning into a possessive idiot. But the A Lister just seemed to press all his buttons. It wasn't enough that he was handsome, rich and famous, Jake also saw him as his superior in all things supernatural. And the more Jake acted like a jerk, the more he pushed me into Ramsey's open arms. Combine that with threats from Jake's wannabe girlfriend and a truckload of challenging new information about who I was and what I could do, and I felt like Jake and I didn't have a chance. Did I have the kind of strength needed to get my life back on track and, more importantly, keep Jake in my life? I wish I knew.
GREYWORLD 4: CRAG WRAITH
You know the sand trap in Star Wars, the one with the monster at the bottom? That's my life. Fate keeps dragging me farther and farther into that sand funnel of Destiny, and struggling against it only makes it worse. So when the offer of job to evict a resident ghost on the other side of the Atlantic came up, I admitted defeat and agreed to go. But even flying first-class and staying in five-star hotels couldn't make it fun. Can you imagine the number of Greys I'd had to avoid to get there?
But Jake was off on his own, determined to prove himself in Rhode Island, so heading to Scotland to help move on a mysterious wraith haunting Lord McKinley's construction site seemed the only path open to me. I didn't expect the handsome ghost to teach me a lesson in love. And I definitely didn't expect to have to first survive his dangerous impulses, to learn that lesson. Destiny is my frienemy!
Crag Wraith I the last book in the Greyworld Series.
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