Publication date: 1st March, 2011
When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?
This paranormal murder mystery will have teens reading on the edge of their seats.
Clarity "Clare" Fern sees things. Things no one else can see. Things like stolen kisses and long-buried secrets. All she has to do is touch a certain object, and the visions come to her. It's a gift.
And a curse.
When a teenage girl is found murdered, Clare's ex-boyfriend wants her to help solve the case--but Clare is still furious at the cheating jerk. Then Clare's brother--who has supernatural gifts of his own--becomes the prime suspect, and Clare can no longer look away. Teaming up with Gabriel, the smoldering son of the new detective, Clare must venture into the depths of fear, revenge, and lust in order to track the killer. But will her sight fail her just when she needs it most?
Favourite Quote: "Listen, I gather you have a problem working with a psychic. Believe me, I don't like working with a jackass any better."
Loved it! Clarity is an awesome debut. It is a hypnotic and intriguing read that I could not get enough of.
Harrington's effortless style makes for entertaining and absorbing escape. I love the premise of Clarity. Clare's gift is retcocognitive psychometry - picking up imprints from objects. She uses her gift to help solve the murder of a teenage girl working alongside her ex-boyfriend and the new sheriff's son (aka new hottie in town). It's pages are full of mystery and suspense and I was unable to guess who the killer was. I thought it was going to be predictable but there was a twist or two that I didn't expect.
Clare is awesome. Feisty, determined and instantly likeable. I love a character that sticks up for herself. She might be bullied but she doesn't take their crap laying down. Clare doesn't mind saying what is on her mind or giving the occasionally elbow to the stomach.
There is a love triangle and it actually worked. Probably because I couldn't pick between the two guys either, Justin and Gabriel, and also because Clare handled it the right way. Plus I like the fact that it isn't typical bad boy vs good boy. Both are just normal guys who make mistakes but have good hearts (and gorgeous as well which never hurts).
My only tiny little complaint with this book is the thriller part could have been a little scarier. I was surprised but it didn't get my pulse pounding.
Overall, Clarity had everything I was looking for in a fun reading escape - great characters, fantastic premises and left me with a craving for more.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
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