Ghost of a Dream by Simon R. Green
Recommended for horror fans and urban fantasy fans.
Ghost of a Dream is the third book in the Ghost Finders series. Like all of Simon R. Green’s books its a quick read with a lot of action and a surprising depth of character and feeling. The Ghost Finders work for an Institute that may or may not be good, but at the very least works to stop the Outside from breaking through into our reality.
The whole series feels a little bit like Sapphire and Steel. (Random and obscure sci-fi reference for the win. Just don’t watch the sixth episode in the DVD’s. Trust me.) It’s a part of the same universe as the Nightside series and the Secret Histories series. (And the Shadows Falls series too, I think.) There are always choices (some harder than others) to be made and there’s threats inside of threats. And nothing is ever what it seems.
The Ghost Finders have their own agenda – trying to find their fourth member who went missing in the last book. There’s romance – messy and complicated as it can be. And there’s mysteries. Two here – a haunted train station and a haunted theatre. Anything to keep them busy and let them keep searching for Kim the ghost while still getting paid.
This series is getting better and the over-arching plots and conspiracies are getting more interesting than in the first two books. I don’t want to spoil the surprises, so I’ll just say – go and read them and have a fine roller-coaster of a ride.