The plot begins with our heroine, Harper Blaine, fending off an attacker and barely coming away with her life. Actually, she dies for 2 minutes and this story is all about the costs of her non-death. Harper, discovers she is now very aware of an in-between world called the "grey" which is all around her, and completely un-avoidable.
The story line is a slow-burn; in a good way. This natural ebb and flow makes all the events and character introductions so damn believable. I have no doubt that a private investigator's life would mirror Harper's.
Harper Blaine is an original, well thought-out narrator. She's vulnerable and caring, and downright believable. Her character makes statements so profound I realize, only after reading them, that I feel the same way.
"No matter how much of it I've seen, other people's grief leaves me feeling embarrassed, as if I've peeked through their bedroom windows."The "grey" is an imaginative realm where ghosts are non-corporeal, but have memories and motive. The world is always around us, but we're just not adept to seeing it. The descriptions of the "grey" makes me wonder if Richardson is a physics-lover; researching string theory and borrowing ideas from it. Additionally, each character is crafted with precision and purpose, and my hope is that every character will have a role in Harper's future stories.
Greywalker was the best writing I've come across in a long time. I can't wait for more.