ASIN #: B00ISJO1D2
Page Count: 357
File Size: 2224 KB
Copyright: March 4, 2014
Publisher: Indie World Publishing & Author Services
(Taken from Amazon)
Emily Monroe conceals her psychic gift from the world, but her abilities are much too strong to keep hidden from an equally gifted killer. A savvy private investigator, she discreetly uses her psychic prowess to solve cases. When the police ask her to assist on a new case, she learns the killer they seek is not only psychic, but is targeting her.
The killer wants more than to invade her mind; he wants her. Believing they are destined for each other, he uses his victims as conduits to communicate with her, and she hears their screams while they are tortured. She opens her mind to help the victims, but it gives him a portal that he uses to lure her to him. With the killer taking over her mind, she must somehow stop him before she becomes his next victim.
This book had a first for me. I've heard of psychics, psychics entering others' minds, and even psychics who help out the police. What I've not seen before are psychics who use people as conduits to amplify their own powers. I rather appreciated the ingenuity of that thought process. It's rare when I read a plot element I've never seen before.
Emily conceals her psychic gifts because her mom (in my opinion) hates her and her abilities. Emily never understood why so, growing up, she would stay with her aunt who had the same abilities as Emily. With her aunt's help, Emily began to understand her powers. With the death of her aunt, though, Emily stopped growing her powers and just maintained what she knew. When the serial killer started trying to contact her through the conduits, Emily unwittingly opened her mind up to him allowing him access to her thoughts. Is there someone that can help her get rid of the dark power inside her?
I rather enjoyed this novel. The characters are thoughtfully written and mesh well together. I think the serial killer could have been just a bit smarter to make the plot more suspenseful. He made some mistakes that I don't believe a smart, thoughtful serial killer (as he was depicted) would've made the mistakes he did ... like making sure one of his victims was actually dead before leaving the scene. Overall, though, I would recommend this novel to those who enjoy a mystery.
*An ecopy of the novel was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.