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Clarity  - Kim Harrington I really needed something light this week. I keep trying heavier, denser things and quickly burn out on them. Something in my brain is not wired well for it at the moment. So, I looked in my pile, scanned a few titles (and ratings online!) and grabbed one that everyone really seemed positive about - Clarity by Kim Harrington.Clarity (Clare) Fern hails from a family who are all spiritually gifted. Clare herself is a psychic with the ability to recall events from touching objects. She lives with her mother (a telepath) and her brother (a medium) in Eastport, a tourist community off Cape Cod. Together the three run a psychic reading service for entertainment purposes.Clare has always been considered a freak and is picked on for her abilities. But when a murdered tourist brings a new detective (and his son Gabriel) in to investigate they hire Clare for help. She can finally use her gift for good, as long as Gabriel doesn't keep distracting her.I didn't watch Medium, but I imagine that it's like this if you wrote it for a teen audience - with all the camp and angst. That said I quite enjoyed it. It was exactly what I wanted... nothing too overblown or too conceptual... just light and fun and entertaining. I really adored all of the characters in this, and Clare herself is extremely likeable and down to earth (despite a strange ability). I even enjoyed following the mystery and I'm not usually a mystery kind of girl.Overall, it was precisely what I wanted this week and a charming debut from Harrington. I'm giving it 4 out of 5 from a lot of grammar quirks but that didn't lessen my enthusiasm for the story. It's quite a fun book, perfect for a beach read... and, lo and behold, set on the beach! Shiny. I'll be reading Perception when it comes out in 2012.- review courtesy of www.bibliopunkk.net