Only a few months have passed since the day Kester Lanner forced an angry ghost through the spirit door, but business prospects for Dr. Ribero’s supernatural agency haven’t improved. Things are looking grim when the agency lands a contract which they must share with a rival agency headed by Dr Ribero’s sworn enemy, Larry Higgins. Desperate for the job, the team accepts and begins to investigate the seaside town of Lyme Regis, where elderly victims are dying.
The same mysterious clue links the horrendous deaths: the victims all see a double of themselves before dying. The teams wonder if they are dealing with a rogue doppelgänger, one that isn’t content just predicting deaths, but carrying them out as well. The victims’ connection to an ancient grave site leads to speculation that they may have disturbed a spirit more powerful than the two agencies can handle.
One thing is certain, the won’t stop unless Kester and the others can overcome their rivalry and stop this deadly spirit.
In a sentence? Story must go on. Story will go on. This story finishes with an open ending letting the reader know that there will be more to come. Is there a need?
Yeap. I’d like to see where the story takes main characters. Will Kester take over his father’s ‘stolen’ business. Will he complete his BA in Spiritual Intervention and Business Studies? Will he be a boyfriend? Will Mike and Serena… Nope, I’ll stop right there.
If you are looking for supernatural mystery well grounded in reality in terms of dangy hotels, lack of money, rave parties and young man’s ache for love and acceptance, this is the story for you.
The Case of the Deadly Doppelganger is as much about spirits, fetches and everything to do with dealing with them as it is about father-son relationships, love lives of the main characters and old wounds that would not heal.
Lucy Banks has done a great job weaving real human problems together with spirit-catchment and psychic sensoring.
Have a rest after holidays, have a read