The Wild Sight
Sourcebooks Casablanca, 2008 (2008)
Reviewed by Martina Bexte
onovan O'Shea has always hated his gift of clairvoyance. Unwilling to let it destroy him the way
had destroyed his mother, Donovan heads for America. If not for his father's illness, Donovan would never have returned. But the old man's condition proves too much for his sister to handle, so Donovan reluctantly heads home to Ireland to make sure the old man, as well as his affairs, are well taken care of. But the moment he sets foot on the edge of the mysterious fens, ancient yet familiar voices begin whispering disturbing secrets about his mother's disappearance years before. Where had she gone? Did the mysterious mists of time claim her? And what connection does she have to a body archaeologists discover buried in the bog?
iley Powell is shocked to learn that she's the daughter of a charming Irishman who seduced her mother and then abandoned his wife and child. Armed with nothing but a name, Riley heads to Ireland to uncover her roots. What she discovers is a recalcitrant half-brother in Donovan O'Shea and a judgmental half sister in Doreen. Both want nothing to do with the pushy American, but Riley presses her case and demands to confront the ailing Dermot O'Shea to learn the truth about her lineage. Little do any of them realize that the old man's startling revelations are only the tip of the iceberg to a series of dark family secrets that date back to a mythical Celtic king.
he Wild Sight
is rather slow to start as McGary sets the stage and tone of the story. Once the body is discovered however, readers are treated to an highly atmospheric and intriguing mystery as Donovan and Rylie work together to discover the identity of the and murder victim - as well as how and why his mother was connected to the man. McGary also keeps the sexual tension between leads at a sizzling high. Initially their unnatural attraction disturbs them - until Riley's real bloodlines are revealed. Then their relationship moves on to a satisfying romance. Add to the mix a nifty paranormal twist and
The Wild Sight
is the perfect story to settle down with on a cold and blustery October night.
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