- Publisher: Suspense
- Editor: Shannon Raab, Ellen Larson
- Edition: First
- Available in: Paperback, Kindle
- ISBN: 978-0-578-45315-6
- Available: May 7, 2019
After recovering from amnesia 5 years ago, Jessica Mack never told anyone she had started hearing voices from the spirit world. Now, forced to use her “gift” to find missing four-year-old Ethan Starkey, she can no longer ignore the voices. Time is running out for little Ethan as Jessica, and Sage Boles, a man with a mysterious past, are guided by the voices to a seance, where they hope to get clues to the child’s whereabouts.
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“‘I’m not sure of anything, except that I have to go.’ An inadvertent giggle escaped her. ‘I’m like a psychic bloodhound following a scent.'”
Five years removed from the most traumatizing night of her life that put her in an amnesiac state and took her young son away from her, Jessica Mack is thrust into a role that she is reluctant to occupy. A four-year-old boy has gone missing and is presumed to be in serious danger. Jessica’s ability to be a communication conduit with the deceased provides clues that she must act on with her inner circle of allies in order to rescue the boy before it’s too late. With her friend Zach Smith, an FBI agent with whom she solved a previous case, and Sage Boles, a mutual friend who has some secrets of his own but seemingly a big heart, Jessica must learn to use her gift/curse to prevent another tragedy from occurring.
Each of the characters in this book has so much personality that the reader can’t help but form a living image of them in their imagination. As a protagonist, Jessica has so much heart after having lost so much, plus wanting to find a purpose in her life no matter how she wishes that hers could be more normal and pleasant, that she becomes easily relatable. The mystery itself is a full-throttle, intensely suspenseful crisis that catches one’s breath away and demands that the pages keep turning. Using elements of forensics and the author’s knowledge in mediumship, and tying in neatly with not just the previous Jessica Mack story but the author’s celebrated Claudia Rose Forensic Handwriting Mystery series, there are equal parts coziness and suspense to this story. Readers who enjoy this genre will no doubt add Lowe to their list of preferred authors after this book.
RECOMMENDED by the US Review