Title: Ghost Planet
Author: Sharon Lynn Fisher
Genre: Science Fiction Romance
Pub Date: October 30, 2012
Pages: 342 Pages
My Copy: Book from Publisher for Review (unsolicited)
Psychologist Elizabeth Cole prepared for the worst when she accepted a job on a new discovered world-a world where every colonist is tethered to an alien who manifests in the form of a dead loved one. But she never expected she’d struggle with the requirement ot shun these “ghosts”. She never expected to be so attracted to the charming Irishman assigned as her supervisor. And she certainly never expected to discover she died in a transport crash en route to the planet.
As a ghost, Elizabeth is symbiotically linked to her supervisor, Murphy-creator of the Ghost Protocol, which forbids him to acknowledge or interact with her. Confused and alone-oppressed by her ghost status and tormented by forbidden love-Elizabeth works to unlock the secrets of her own existence.
But her quest for answers lands her in a tug of war between powerful interests, and she soon finds herself a pawn in the struggle for control of the planet…a struggle that could separate her forever from the man that she loves.
This was one of those books that instantly got me hooked into the story. I really felt that Elizabeth and Murphy were two people you could easily relate to. That made me liking this book so much more pleasant. Elizabeth is a very interesting woman and so is Murphy. What they have is not a traditional relationship, but yet as they get to know one another, you really feel that these two beings share a connection.
Immediately we are thrust into this story about Elizabeth and Murphy. Everything seems normal and we have no idea what will transpire on this planet that humanity needs to help replenish Earth after something terrible has happened. I think the great twist right at the beginning of the story was neat. Elizabeth has no idea that she is a ghost and it’s revealed in such an interesting and unique way. I really like that Murphy and Elizabeth were having coffee and everything seemed normal. You never expected that. I was like okay, that was certainly different. The twist is really unique and sets up a lot of the tone for this book.
Yet Murphy and Elizabeth shouldn’t be interacting, yet they do. They find that they have a deep bond that neither of them understand. Yet through the difficulties that being a ghost, Elizabeth doesn’t give up and I really like the determination that she has to get through to Murphy. Through her determination you see some great things come from it. A fascinating thing happens throughout Murphy and Elizabeth’s relationship, you see a real relationship forming. It’s deep, emotional, and just overall real.
There are some things that neither Elizabeth or Murphy know until later and they find that there are some really underhanded manipulations that other characters are responsible for. Yet there is a really good twist to this story that I didn’t expect and it really is an interesting use of science even if it’s a little far fetched, but you can believe it because the writer gives us a good scientific reason for it happening.
Near the end, things went to hell and it was interesting to see how Elizabeth and Murphy came together and had one of the best love scenes ever. This book was fabulous and people got reunited and learn to accept the ghosts as part of their lives.
This book was rich, intense, had a great love story, good plot, excellent pacing. Everything I expect when I want to read a great book.