A poltergeist haunts Taro, dogging his international travels. It washes glasses, puts dishes away, and even dusts. At least he hopes it's a cleaning-obsessed poltergeist and not his own anxieties burbling over into neat freak fits he doesn't remember. When his property manager suggests he call paranormal expert, Jack Montrose, Taro's skeptical but desperate enough to try even a ghost hunter.
Jack's arrival crushes Taro's hopes of a dashing Van Helsing-style hero. Instead of an invincible hunter, he gets Ichabod Crane. As the paranormal puzzles multiply and Jack begins to suggest the entity might not be a ghostly one, Taro adds a budding friendship with Jack to his pile of anxieties. It's a race to see whether Taro's poltergeist or his relationship with the obviously-not-ace Jack will reach maximum strangeness first.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4-1/2 Stars Taro has recently won the largest lottery to date and has kept the information from everyone but his family to avoid the horrors that befall previous lottery winners. After setting up some trusts and charities he decides to purchase homes all over the world to become a journal-keeping traveler. Problems arise when he wakes one morning in one of his new homes to find everything has been mysteriously tidied overnight. Has he begun sleepwalk cleaning or does he have a tidy ghost? The cleanliness soon follows him to other properties and spooks him out. With the help of paranormal expert, Jack Montrose, will Taro learn the identity of his supernatural servant and will he find love along the way? Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists is a fun tale laced with just the right amount of romantic spookiness. You can't help but love Taro and his desire to help his loved ones and create a new path for himself now that money is no object. When he meets Jack he's looking for nothing more than answers to his mysterious cleaner. Jack's devotion to finding answers is commendable and makes him even more endearing to me. I won't give away any hints to just what Taro's otherworldly helper is but I will say how much I loved and appreciated the originality behind it, "not something you often see" is all I'll say on the subject. If you are looking for a scary freaky story than this probably isn't the tale for you but if you are looking for a fun, entertaining tale of discovery with just the right blend of freaky and romance than Uncommonly Tidy Poltergeists is right up your alley.
I usually like this author, and love the Brimstone series. This one was disappointing as there's really no mystery(you'll figure them out early), the characters are not well developed or interesting, and the plot is inane. There is no conflict, and no reason for the characters to be together once the non-mystery is "resolved" non dramatically. She writes well enough to have me willing to read to the end in hopes of a plot twist. Which didn't happen.