This Amazon review made my day.
Nancy Young’s latest novel, HEARING THINGS, is the second installment in the Something in the Dark Series. The story continues the adventures of paranormal sensitive Mary Catherine Livingston. Mary Catherine has a gift—she can see the spirits of the deceased, even talk to spirits of close relatives like her mother. Thank God I don’t have that problem. But a chance encounter with a ghost at an interstate rest stop gives her something new to stress about. Evidently, her young son D.J. also has a gift. He can HEAR the spirits.
Add in the volatile relationship with boyfriend Tony Proforta and you have a perfect paranormal romance. The plotline had me hooked from the very beginning. The plot was interesting with characters that were well developed with unique and interesting but believable personalities. The narrative was well written and the book was professionally edited.
The line that makes me happiest is the compliment on characterization. When I set out to develop these characters, I was determined to create original, believable people–not a typical hero and heroine. Mary Catherine and Tony aren’t romantic in the traditional sense. He’s no Darcy or Rochester, though he does look dashing in his New Year’s Eve tux. And while she shares Jane’s spunk and Elizabeth’s arch wit, Mary Catherine struggles with worse demons than the madwoman in the attic and Lady Catherine de Bourgh. In the best books, plot and character interact; characters drive the plot and are in turn shaped by events. Sustaining the character arcs for M.C. and Tony has been a labor of love.