Downpour (Greywalker Series #6)

Downpour (Greywalker Series #6)

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by Kat Richardson
     
 

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Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died—for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she’s discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of “strange” cases.

After being shot in the back and dying—again—Harper

Overview

Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died—for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she’s discovering that her new abilities are landing her all sorts of “strange” cases.

After being shot in the back and dying—again—Harper has lost many of her powers. Now, if the Greywalker dies one more time, she won’t be coming back. Harper’s only respite from the chaos is her work. But while conducting an investigation in the Olympic Peninsula, she sees a ghostly car accident and finds a victim who insists he was murdered, blaming the nearby picturesque community of Sunset Lakes—called “Blood Lake” by locals.

Harper soon learns that beneath the icy waters of the lake hides a terrible power and a host of hellish beings—both of which are held under the thrall of a sinister cabal that will use the darkest of arts to achieve their fiendish ends…

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451464262
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Series:
Greywalker Series, #6
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
144,040
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Kat Richardson lives on a sailboat in Seattle with her husband, a crotchety old cat, and two ferrets. She rides a motorcycle, shoots target pistol, and does not own a TV.

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Downpour 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 54 reviews.
dalnewt More than 1 year ago
This sixth Greywalker novel is absorbing, atmospheric and richly descriptive. Harper is convincing and sympathetic as a recovering investigator who stumbles upon a cold case murder steeped in magic that occurred in a lakeside area of Washington's Upper Peninsula. After identifying the murder victim, she reluctantly takes on the task of uncovering the murderer and sorting out the magical sinkhole that exists within Crescent Lake. The gloomy physical descriptions, from the inclement weather to the eerie landscape, provide the perfect backdrop for the strange magical energy that pools and swirls in and around Crescent Lake. During her investigation, Harper interacts with suspicious magic practitioners, Chinese demons, vanishing ghosts and a bizarre ley line weaver. Reanimated dead also make notable appearances within the story. Harper is challenged on all fronts. Her ability to manipulate the Grey, the ghostly realm shot through with magical energies and guarded by a powerful dragon-like gatekeeper, has diminished following her recent death and return to life. Further, she hasn't fully recovered from the gunshot wound that killed her. Plus, her steadfast, geek boyfriend, Quinton, is suddenly avoiding her and acting mysterious. And, her investigation presents multiple problems including completely unknown surroundings, aberrant magical energy, unsettling supernatural beings and hostile lake residents. Even the weather is an endurance test. The narrative is fast paced, suspenseful and fascinating. There are unpredictable twists and periodic action sequences. The investigative plot culminates in a magically spectacular climax. Although the identity of the killer becomes obvious before the Harper conducts a classic round up of the suspects, reader attention is riveted throughout the story by the spooky lake area, aberrant magical energy within the lake and cast of human and inhuman characters/entities. Furthermore, the romantic sub-plot between Harper and Quinton is engrossing and emotionally engaging. I recommend this book to all urban fantasy fans and anyone who enjoys eerie supernatural stories and/or atmospheric mysteries. Note the story is completely self-contained. Explanations of relevant past events are revealed within the text. Consequently, the book may be read and understood without reading the earlier installments. Nonetheless, complete enjoyment is enhanced by full knowledge of all the books.
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
This series gets better with every book. Richardson has been compared to Chandler and that comparison couldn't be more correct. While conducting a pre-trial investigation in the Olympic Peninsula, our protagonist Harper Blaine, sees a ghostly car accident whose victim insists that he was murdered and that the community of Sunset Lakes is to blame. While investigating, she must unravel the secrets at Blood Lake and stop the Grey things from controling the area before it becomes a threat. Kat Richardson should be extremly proud of this masterpiece.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Harper Blaine has died several times. Each time she enters the Big Sleep state lasts for a few minutes until she returns to the living changed to continue her life's work as a shmo who protects the Grey fringe between the mortal and purebred paranormal realms. However shmo work of a Greywalker pays nothing monetarily as vamps are cheap and ghosts lost their funding to their heirs; subsequently feel good paranormal social work with the other side is not very financially rewarding; don't ask about her love life. Harper makes a living as a Seattle private investigator mostly doing background checks. Lawyer Nanette Grover hires Harper to do some pretrial investigation of a potential witness Daria Shea a handyman worker in the Lake Crescent area of the Peninsular. Completing her interview with the creepy Shea, Harper leaves only to see a burning car. She runs to free the driver, but her hand goes through the vehicle. The ghost showed her his fiery death and says it was no accident; his name is Steven. After taking care of Grover's requirement that pays the bills, Harper makes inquiries into a Steven dying in a SUV fire and comes up with Steven Leung. As the Greywalker digs into the Leung death, she begins to fear something evil resides in Blood Lake Crescent protected by affluent magic practitioners. The latest Greywalker urban fantasy is a fabulous paranormal private investigative thriller as the heroine makes inquiries into a potential homicide made to look like an accident (at least that is what the ghost claims) and background into a strange unsettling worker. The story line is fast-paced and filled with action as the heroine confronts ghosts, zombies, demons and a creature much darker and more powerful. Harriet Klausner
NoraAdrienne More than 1 year ago
Downpour By Kat Richardson Copyright August 2011 Publisher ROC Harper Blaine was your average small-time PI until she died, for two minutes. Now Harper is a Greywalker, treading the thin line between the living world and the paranormal realm. And she's discovering that her new abilities are landing her in all sorts of "strange" cases. After being shot in the back and dying-again- Greywalker Harper Blaine's only respite from the chaos is her work. But while conducting a pre-trial investigation in the Olympic Peninsula, she sees a ghostly car accident whose victim insists that he was murdered and that the nearby community of Sunset Lakes is to blame. Harper soon learns that the icy waters of the lake hide a terrible power, and a host of hellish beings under the thrall of a sinister cabal that will use the darkest of arts to achieve their fiendish ends. Harper was doing some pretrial investigating for Nannette Grover, an attorney who was a steady client. Driving home from what she thought was a wasted interview, Harper had an unexpected vision while driving home of what appeared to be an accident. An SUV on fire pushed up against a tree. She backs up and goes to see if she can help. She gets to the SUV as the ghost floats out of his burned out SUV. He tells her that it wasn't an accident, and then she asks him his name, he says Steven. He wants her "Family... Blood Lake, we should never.. " and fades away, leaving Harper more curious than ever. The Olympic Peninsula is not Harper's usual territory and she finds it extremely uncomfortable there. She heads back home, going into Nannette's office to file her report on the supposed witness which brought her to the Peninsula. This is the sixth book in the Greywalker series and the first that takes her out of her comfort zone, making her really stretch to find a killer or killers, and solve the mystery of Blood Lake. I found the book not only an enjoyable read, but also an interesting and multi threaded plot line. I highly recommend the entire Greywalker series to lovers of Urban Fantasy and Mysteries. FTC Full Disclosure: This book was sent to me by the publisher, requesting a fair review.
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Grr...stupid nook...
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SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
Strong restart after the end of book 5: After dying, again, Harper Blaine’s skills in the Grey have changed, and author Kat Richardson does a great job of restarting this exciting mystery series after the climactic events of the previous book. Even the image on the cover looks older—a wiser, darker, oddly stronger Greywalker learning the ropes of her altered life. References to events in the past book reminded me it was a while since I last read it. But the story flows quickly and convincingly, so readers new to the series could easily start here. If you know Seattle you'll love seeing remembered locations. If not, you'll discover the mist and rain of the Olympic Peninsula, described just as convincingly as downtown streets, all subjected to the powers of invading magic. Filled with evocative descriptions, well-researched history, intriguing mystery, convincing missteps and a host of great characters, Downpour is a fast dark urban fantasy, blended with scenes from the National Parks, twisted myths, and an enjoyable touch of romance. Disclosure: We bought Seawitch when we visited Seattle, then I realized I still hadn’t read Downpour, so now I’m catching up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After reading the first book in the greywalker series I cannot stop reading these books. Waiting for the next in the series is love hate, another year, but never am i disappointed. I feel Kat has such an original voice, I could never become bored reading her books.
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He still watched her, curious.
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He jumps onto silver shoving his co.ck into her pu.ssy and comes. "Your gonna get fu.cked!!!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book in the Greywalker series. This books setting was described so vividly that I felt like I was there and shivered right along side of the characters. I loved the real history of the plot and how it was incorporated into the story. I always enjoy the time I spend reading these books and look forward to more.
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U are?;)
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Smiles and walks twords u* shame u cant like girls
Vern1718 More than 1 year ago
I am so hooked on these Greywalker Series. The Downpour #6 just picks up where #5 left off. I just has layers and layers of clues that just keeps you going and you have to keep on reading because you want to know what happens next. I can't wait to start on #7. Thank you Kat Richardson for Greywalker nook books.
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