Delia's Shadow (Delia Martin #1) - Jaime Lee Moyer

A dark, romantic fantasy set against the backdrop of San Francisco devastated by the Great Quake

It is the dawn of a new century in San Francisco and Delia Martin is a wealthy young woman whose life appears ideal. But a dark secret colors her life, for Delia’s most loyal companions are ghosts, as she has been gifted (or some would say cursed) with an ability to peer across to the other side.

Since the great quake rocked her city in 1906, Delia has been haunted by an avalanche of the dead clamoring for her help. Delia flees to the other side of the continent, hoping to gain some peace. After several years in New York, Delia believes she is free… until one determined specter appears and she realizes that she must return to the City by the Bay in order to put this tortured soul to rest.

It will not be easy, as the ghost is only one of the many victims of a serial killer who was never caught. A killer who after twenty years is killing again.

And who is now aware of Delia’s existence.

“Moyer creates a hauntingly real San Francisco, full of characters you can’t wait to get to know better. Except for the killer, of course. He’s just disturbing as heck. Delia’s Shadow is an engaging debut novel, one that cost me a good night’s sleep.” — Jim C. Hines, author of Libriomancer

"DELIA’S SHADOW is harrowing and intense, vibrant both in light and shade. Moyer’s deft handling of her characters (all of them haunted in different ways, how clever!) had me rooting for them from the first page, and her depiction of turn-of-the-century San Francisco was pitch-perfect." — M. K. Hobson, author of Native Star, The Hidden Goddess and The Warlock’s Curse.

“Like fog creeping in from the Bay, this ghostly, romantic tale of San Francisco past made the outside world disappear and sent shivery tendrils into my soul. A gorgeous and haunting book.” – Rae Carson, author of The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Crown of Embers

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Release date: September 11, 2013
Genres: fantasy, history
Expectation rating: 9.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: August 21, 2021

Delia Martin :: Series

Delia's Shadow (Delia Martin #1)
A Barricade in Hell (Delia Martin #2)
Against a Brightening Sky (Delia Martin #3)