Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Book Review: Clarity

Clarity by Kim Harrington

Source:  Amazon Vine

Rating:  4/5

When you can see things others can't, where do you look for the truth?

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? (Goodreads)

My Thoughts:
Really enjoyed this one, as Clare is very likable! She grew up "different" in a small town, which is never easy. Her entire family is psychic, and her mother has found a way to use their talent to make a living. Unfortunately, this just makes Clare feel like an even bigger freak.

When there's a murder in town, Clare's ex-boyfriend convinces her to use her gift to try and help solve the crime. Murder is bad for tourism, and the ex's father is mayor. Factor in the little tidbit the the new detective has a hot son, and Clare is on the case! Clare discovers even more incentive to help when her brother turns out to be the last known person to see the murdered girl alive, so she needs to prove his innocence!

This was a fast, interesting read that left me wanting to learn more about Clare. For someone who has always felt like a freak, she seemed remarkably well-adjusted. Sure, she had no girlfriends, but she certainly isn't the only teenager like that. She has her brother and his best friend, so it's not like she's entirely friendless. And her gift has to be hard to live with, as that's how her boyfriend became her ex-boyfriend.

Gave this one a 4/5 as I enjoyed the story and it left me wanting more! Harrington is a good writer, and kept things interesting. She made life in a tourist town sound real, and I liked that Clare wasn't perfect. Looking forward to the sequel, which is due out next year!


  1. Going to add this one to reading list. I've heard some very positive reviews on it so far and well you cinched it for me :)

  2. I read it and loved it - great mystery and protaganist. i would probably rate it 5 stars