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Sacred Secrets, A Jacody Ives Mystery (Jacody Ives Mysteries Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Linda S. Prather , Jr. Prather Charles
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Sacred Secrets is the prequel to award winning, The Gifts, A Jacody Ives Mystery. The story behind the story. Revealing the dark secret hidden of Gavin McAllister that created Jacody Ives.

Jacody Ives had never had to wonder whether evil existed. He was born knowing it was there. A cunning predator, silently stalking its prey. Lurking in the shadows. Waiting. Patiently waiting for the delicate balance to shift. Give it power. Grant it life. Feeding on lies and manipulation. Anger and hate. Growing stronger as it chipped away at the soul. Destroying the light until there was nothing left but the darkness.

Evil attracts evil. He'd heard its call in the nightmare. The girl was dead, but she wanted something from him. "Please. . .", she whispered. A small prayer in the darkness. Unanswered.

He would answer. There'd never been any other choice for him. Evil knew his name.

G. A. Bixler
IP Book Reviewer

"Truthfully? I was hooked with the Prologue! Except for personal breaks, I read straight through, turning page after page, wonderfully surprised by each new step of fate and how each was mystically woven into one of the best novels I've had the pleasure to read! It's a MUST READ!

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  • File Size: 621 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003UHVS9C
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #329,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read!! January 12, 2011
By Jenny
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Having read the first book of this series, The Gifts, I was so excited to have this prequel released! How did I spend a snowy day you ask? Doing the laundry that really needed attention, baking some goodies for my family, or reading this book for 6 hours straight? If you went with option 3, you win!! I could not put this book down from the moment I started reading it.
Sometimes I find that in a mystery book, you are left to your imagination about the characters, but with Sacred Secrets the characters are rounded out nicely. I was drawn into their experiences, laughed with them and felt everything they felt.

I can't wait for the next installment... keep 'em coming!!!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Drawn in right from the start October 6, 2010
By Jim
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This supernatural thriller mystery grabbed my interest in the first few pages. The suspense kept me going, turning pages as fast as I could, right up through the end.

The story revolves around Jacody and Katie, two characters that you'll care about as you learn their secrets. There is a pretty wide variety of characters, and we get to know a little something about all of them and in some cases, wonder about them - why they did what they did or why they are the way they are.

It's interesting that this story could have worked as a straight mystery, with no supernatural elements, with one possible exception - the dreams. With a foundation of real characters going through real events, the supernatural elements seem all the more realistic.

The only criticism I have was that it could have used better editing. I found a total of seven errors, things like:

"It a suitable donor wasn't found . . ."
"Opening the door she let go of him, laughing as he stumbled to the nearest chair, held on for a second and then sat down in the floor."
"Sally puttered around the room, plumping pillows, refilling the water picture."

I'm not an editor. I don't intentionally look for errors. With a total of seven, there weren't so many errors that it started to get annoying. I've read others that were much worse with two to three times as many.

I'd recommend Sacred Secrets as a fun, fast-paced read that will keep you guessing right up until the end.

BTW, after reading this, I'm going to buy her other book, "The Gifts," which is next in a series about Jacody Ives.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read! March 4, 2012
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I really liked this book. I didn't find it confusing at all even though I hadn't read The Gifts yet. I thought the author did a good job making you care about the characters. It had lots of little twists and turns that made me not want to put it down until I finished it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little confusing July 3, 2011
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Maybe it was just my mood this week, but I had a difficult time following the story line. At some points the book was really good, but at other times, I had to go back to previous chapters, to figure out what was going on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Of The Best writters, Psychic Thriller June 28, 2011
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I 'v just finished reading "Sacred Secrets", could not put it down.. Having been a reader for over 55 years, I'm 72 this year. I can tell you it is one of the best written books I have ever read. It has every thing you could ever want it a story. Its as well written as any Nora Roberts books, and she is the best. So of course I had to buy the sequel to "Sacred Secrets", "The Gifts" It was just as good as the first book. I'm waiting for Lynda's next book, I think is a Psychic Thriller. I bought mine from Amazon's kindle e-books, would have paid more any where else. Lynda keep writting.
Bonnie Freeman
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sacred Secrets August 2, 2010
By Me
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Though Jacody Ives is the main character in Sacred Secrets, the author's writing draws you into the thoughts and feelings of each character in the story, giving you layers of suspense and sensations you miss with a book written solely from one viewpoint. I thoroughly enjoyed both The Gifts and Sacred Secrets and am looking forward to the next book.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Sacred Secrets, A Jacody Ives Mystery (Jacody Ives Mysteries) [Kindle Edition] available at Amazon Author Linda S. Prather & Charles, Jr. Prather

Jacody Ives has a secret and is well suited to solving the crime that haunts his sleep. He seeks absolution in solving what haunts him. Katie O'Connor is a woman who has been living with the knowledge she was at death's door since she was a child but the door is opening wider and she hasn't much time. An accident gives Katie the life she's always wanted but the heart is a bridge to the killer and Katie's past. Jacody's and Katie's lives are about to intersect with a psychic bond involving a serial's killers actions, his victim haunting them both.
In the book Jacody states "It all boils down to secrets who was hiding what and why?" Isn't that what every good mystery is about and this one is definitely a better than average mystery.
This is a suspenseful story with intricate layers woven with great care and detail to make an exceptional read. I truly enjoyed this stunning mystery as the author drew me in and made me identify with both of the main characters. It reminded me of some of Tony Hillerman's books with its mysticism and mythic legends woven into the story. Readers who enjoy his books would certainly enjoy this one. This book was one I could stop reading until its conclusion. I look forward to reading the prequel to this book The Gifts and any other material from this author.
5 stars out of five
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I got lost.
I tried and tried again but the story line simply did not grab my attention.

The start of the book is confusing and later on the jumps in logic simply frustrated... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Wanda
5.0 out of 5 stars sacred secrets is a really BRILLIANT spoilers
Sacred secrets is a really BRILLIANT read ...... I couldn't put it down..I like how linda Prather writes and you get hooked right away ...... Read more
Published 10 months ago by michelle baldwin
2.0 out of 5 stars Confusiun
The author's effort is too convoluted and confusing. The ending was very soft and unsatisfying. I only struggled through the complete book because The Gift was so interesting and... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Michael Ciko
4.0 out of 5 stars nice mystery with a bit of the occult entwined!
I too, like others read The Gift first. It did help me rewind and understand some of this book as well.
It was a fast paced twist and turn unraveling mystery. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I really enjoyed this book, I found it hard to put down. But, real life made me do the things that were necessary. Therefore, it took me longer to read it. Read more
Published 17 months ago by tjslinks
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This is the third book I have read of Linda Prather's. I love the psychic mystery genre and she does a fantastic job of writing it. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Mary E aka Lockette
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting story development
It was hard to follow at first, but by the end I liked it. I'll buy The Gifts and see where the story goes.
Published on May 25, 2013 by J. Farmer
5.0 out of 5 stars good
This was delivered intact and in a timely manner. Good. Good. Good. Good.Good. Good. Good. Good. Good. Good. Good. Good.
Published on March 4, 2013 by geyejoe
3.0 out of 5 stars Sacred Secrets
Ok but took too long to get head around the characters - too many and not explained as where they fit in till half way through book but still OK reading Not as good as Bet you... Read more
Published on December 1, 2012 by Beverley Annis-Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent read!
I was hooked from the first page. I enjoyed the first Jacody Ives Mystery, The Gifts, and I worried that the author wouldn't be able to keep up the suspense in book two, Sacred... Read more
Published on August 22, 2012 by ~DJ Faz~
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More About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Linda S. Prather, was born in Kentucky in 1955. She currently live in Lexington, Kentucky with my fiancé, Coby W. Fuson. She has two wonderful sons, Charles and Steven.

I have always loved reading and writing. And although perhaps not a great literary work, I loved and was inspired by Old Yeller. The characters in that book were real to me. When I started writing, it was my greatest desire to write characters that readers could love and hate, laugh and cry with.
Knowledge was another love. I wanted to learn about everything. I studied metaphysics; delving into touch healing, dream analysis, meditation, and hypnosis. I received my associate's degree in metaphysics in 1992 and continued from there to become a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. I spent several years studying the effects of hypnosis on cancer and pain. I taught meditation, dream analysis and self-hypnosis through Eastern Kentucky University's Special Programs for four years. The power of the mind has always fascinated me. I've recently become a paranormal investigator, and love old houses that go bump in the night.

The Gifts and coming soon Sacred Secrets are a combination of my love of mystery, metaphysics and the paranormal.

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