Some secrets come back to haunt. Others come to kill.
Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers - dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves. But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.
As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men - one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity..
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Wisocky's narration is very good. The second in this series starts right were the last left off.
I found Justine's character more frustrating in this installment because she's starting to fall in to the stereotypical heroine faults: self doubt, stupid/rash decisions and questioning the love of the men in her life. I don't find any of the characters to be wholly likable, but they all have some redeeming/endearing qualities.
But the ending of this book really made me do a double take. I could not believe what happened. While that character (name omitted to keep out spoilers) was never my favorite, I never thought they would do something so reprehensible, shocking, heart-breaking...can't even put it into words.
I love action and suspense embedded in a good fantasy or mystery. Sprinkles of romance okay, but no erotica please.
Carolyn Crane has really captured the essence of neurotic and anxiety driven personalities. I love that the characters' weaknesses become their strengths as they channel their neurocises to fight crime. I hate that book #2 ended on such a jarring cliffhanger, however, the third book was immediately available to me and resolved all the issues at the end. Whew!
Of all the books I own, I most love the ones that paint word movies in my mind.
While the description of the book (a hypochondriac heroine) put me off a bit, I needed something new and the reviews were impressive, so I though what the heck. I started the series with this 1st book on Tuesday -- last night (Wednesday) I was up all night finishing book 2 -- no joke, I just couldn't stop listening. I just downloaded the third, and sadly final, book of the trilogy and can't wait to begin. (I'm going to need to get some sleep first, though.)
From the first I was highly entertained by the world building, the character building and the highly entertaining but also very well written story. What a joy to read an author in this genre who can actually write!
The books reader, Rebecca Wisocky, was perfect, absolutely perfect.
Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.
Just finished this series and highly recommend all 3 stories. But definitely read/listen in order.
I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan, Stacia Kane, Kelly Medding and Sherrilyn Kenyon.
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