Review: Clarity by Kim Harrington

Publisher: Scholastic (March 1, 2011)
Paperback:  256 pages
Rating: of 5 stars

Don’t close your eyes. Except when the truth is too dark to bear.

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?


First, let me just start by saying how much I love the covers for both Clarity and Perception. They’re so pretty!

Any way, Clarity is about Clarity “Clare” Fern, who just happens to be psychic. But not in the usual I-read-minds or speak-with-dead-people ways, that’s her mother and brother, respectively. Instead, Clare is able to see past events by touching objects. Like all powers, hers are subjective and can’t always be used on demand.

Being psychic hasn’t amounted to the best social standing with her peers, but Clare is strong. Strong enough to help her ex-boyfriend (who’s trying to win her back) find a murderer. Working with the detective’s son isn’t exactly easy either. Maybe it’s the mutual attraction they feel. Or perhaps it’s the skepticism and disapproval he openly shows in regards to Clare’s powers.

Harrington has created a fun cast of characters and a well-played out mystery. She does a good job keeping the reader on their toes. Like a paranormal Nancy Drew, Clarity is a good easy mystery to indulge in.


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