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The Touch [Kindle Edition]

Lisa Olsen
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Book Description

From Bestselling Paranormal Romance Author Lisa Olsen

Editorial Review

Lisa Olsen gives us a darker trip into the paranormal with her sophomore book, The Touch. Lexi has the gift of psychometry, the ability to read past memories of an object. She quickly becomes embroiled in a police investigation into her sister's family which brings her into contact with Detective Gabriel Ryan, a face from the past. The third person POV allows for better access into the investigation, following Detective Ryan, and offers just enough insight into the crime procedure without becoming weighed down by it. Adding to the mix is the presence of ghosts, each with their own agenda. The Touch offers the quick, witty banter this author is becoming known for, while adding a fair amount of suspense and chills from the otherworldly characters.

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Lexi Morgan has always had The Touch; the ability to pick up an object and 'see' its past. Doomed to wearing protective gloves at all times, she learned to accept it as equal parts gift and curse. When her brother in law Neil disappears, she'd rather tell her sister to celebrate than try to help find the jerk. But after her young niece vanishes as well, it's time to put her gift to good use and help track her down, especially when handsome Detective Gabriel Ryan takes over the case. When the investigation leads them to the restless spirits of long dead children, they must work together to keep history from repeating itself before it's too late.

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I've just published my 21st book, Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines #8) in my vampire series. I'm currently working on Book 3 of The Company series.

About the Author

Lisa Olsen is a writer, wife and mother of two, currently living in the Pacific Northwest. A complete TV addict, she also enjoys online RPG's, singing, reading, and cooking.

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Thrill Ride September 4, 2011
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"The Touch" is a paranormal thriller set in modern times in Santa Cruz, California. In the beginning, we are introduced to Alexandra "Lexi" Morgan. She is an artist, living in an old Victorian house with two friends, Paul and Maddie. What sets her aside from everyone else is the gloves she wears at all times. When she touches an object, her mind is flooded with images of people have have previously handled it. At times, when the item is deeply personal, she can get far more intimate thoughts the person had.

When Lexi's sister, Allison "Allie" Travers tells her that her husband has disappeared, things start getting intense and never stop. Lexi and Neil never got along. Matter of fact, she couldn't stand her brother-in-law, especially since he limited her contact with her 10 year old niece, Chloe. She decides to be a good sister and support Allie.

Enter Detective Gabriel Ryan. Having dated Allie briefly in High School, he decides to stop in to take the missing persons report. His connection with Lexi, however, is unexpected and virtually instantaneous. During the course of the investigation, Chloe subsequently disappears.

So what's happening? What happened to Neil? What is the secret of his affair with his coworker? Did he run off and take Chloe with him? Maybe, until Lexi's "touch" unleashes discoveries that fly in the face of everything anybody believes.

This book is excellent, but it's two strongest points are the characters and author's ability to weave a thriller that never slows down. Lexi is a very in-depth character and is about as realistic as they come. Not to say the others weren't, because they definitely are (I actually liked the obnoxious detective Cooper).
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lisa Olsen's, The Touch September 2, 2011
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There wasn't anything I disliked about this book. Ms. Olsen's talent for telling this story from page one hooked me right away. Her main character, Lexi, is quirky and self-confidant but also vulnerable and shows insecurities with intimacy. Something we all struggle with at times.

Alli is Lexi's sister, prim and proper. She lives in denial over her husband, Neil's, cheating ways. To the outside world, everything looks rosy. However, the story opens with Alli's husband missing.

Chloe is Lexi's niece. Sometime after Neil's disappearance, she confides in her aunt about ghosts in her house and her mother's strange behavior. Not long after her dad's disappearance, she goes missing, too.

Gabriel is the detective assigned to the case, an old boyfriend to Alli from high school. Out of curiosity, he takes a quick liking to Lexi despite her qift and purple-streaked hair. The relationship between the two are good chemistry-a tug of war- even though there's a crime to solve.

Paul is one of Lexi's housemates. He's got the hots for her, too, and has known her a lot longer than Gabriel. The chemistry's not so bad here either. It keeps you wondering who she will end up with in the end.

There are other characters to add to this intoxicating brew but I'll let you find out for yourselves. More than likely, Ms. Olsen will have you wondering about Alli's strange behavior and what do the ghost have to do with anything. Even the house gives you a deep-down-creepy feeling.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Soooo Good.... July 16, 2011
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This book was great! It had a wonderful blend of Supernatural, mystery and romance. the ghost children were creepy but not over the top, and the ending was unexpected, but in a great way. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, I couldn't put it down. Over all this book was great, I really enjoyed reading, and I can't wait for the author to release her next one. :o)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, light reading October 2, 2012
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This plot was light & fluffy but had some good parts. All in all, it was a pleasant way to spend a lazy aftenoon. There were quite a few eyeball roll moments. For instance:

SPOILER ALERT: What mother would have a sleepover with her sister, paint toenails, eat junk food & watch movies when her child is missing and her husband had just been killed?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You will NOT be disappointed! October 27, 2014
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I really loved this novel by Lisa Olsen. It was the first of her novels that I read and it drew me in immediately. Lisa's writing flows expertly without sacrificing the storyline. Although I haven't read a novel in this genre since my twenties (a few years ago, really), finding Lisa's novel has reignited my love for the genre.

Lexi has a gift. Or a curse, depending on how you look at it. And when her brother-in-law disappears, she uses that gift, as well as a budding relationship with the detective working the case, to narrow down his whereabouts. When her niece goes missing, Lexi not only feels a little more pressure to solve the crime, but we, as the audience, know that it is a matter of life and death for this innocent young girl.

Lexi's gift opens the door to another world, so to speak, but in a fashion that reminds me of the very first Mary Higgins Clark (for their suspense and mystery elements) and Dean Koontz (for their real-world-explanation horror characteristics) novels that ignited my love of reading in the first place.

There is romance, suspense, mystery and horror in this novel, not to mention that "edge of your seat" anticipation for the next chapter, the next clue, the next "chance encounter," and, ultimately, the solution that nicely tidies up the crimes laid out in the story.

I'm now a Lisa Olsen fan and suggest you become one too. Regardless of what you're looking for, if a great story is what you're after, you will not be disappointed with The Touch.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this
Had just finished up reading Michael Siemsen's book - The Dig, which story dealt with psychometry and wanted to read something similar. Read more
Published 5 hours ago by K. Rowley
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read. Story held my attention most of the ...
Not a bad read. Story held my attention most of the time, but seemed to wrap up too abruptly. I wanted more on how Allie got possessed & were the 'spirits' at peace? Read more
Published 15 days ago by BCP
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow just wow...loved this book
omg! this book was nothing like I expected. it was great reading this story. I loved it. It has a lot going on but its wonderfully written. dont pass it up.
Published 16 days ago by Cat Shaw
5.0 out of 5 stars The power of touch
This spine tingling mystery uses the psychic power of touch to unravel an unexpected conclusion to a tale of murder, ghosts ,body take overs and love. Read more
Published 16 days ago by James Long
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting unique story!
The Touch begins when Lexi's brother-in-law goes missing. Lexi has a gift of using her hands to touch objects to see things. Read more
Published 19 days ago by Whitney (Shooting Stars Reviews)
4.0 out of 5 stars The touch
A good suspenseful book with some romance. The ending felt unfinished to me but the rest had some twists that kept you reading.
Published 20 days ago by Teresa
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Enjoyed very much easy read
Published 23 days ago by teddie
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read
This was a fun read full of suspense and intrigue. Lexi has a special gift and we follow her around to see where her brother in law and her niece disappeared to. Read more
Published 2 months ago by NatashaMay
5.0 out of 5 stars Touch Me!
The Touch By Lisa Olsen: I am becoming quite the fan of Ms. Olsen! Her writing style, The banter between the characters and the depth of each one. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pixie
4.0 out of 5 stars A new favorite author!
* I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. *
Let me first start by admitting that “The Touch” is the first of Lisa Olsen’s books that I have read, but... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Stephenee Carsten
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More About the Author

I am a writer, wife and mother of two currently living in the Pacific Northwest. I am a complete TV addict (have to have it on at all times, even when I'm writing). I also enjoy online RPG's, singing, reading, cooking... lots more I can't think of at the moment.

The supernatural has long been my favorite to write and read. Werewolves, vampires, witchcraft, ghosts, things that go bump in the night; these are a few of my favorite things to write about. Not sparkly beings with phenomenal cosmic power that are always the smartest, bravest, prettiest Mary Sue to walk the planet, but real people who just happen to have this little quirk...

I've just published my 21st book, Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down (Forged Bloodlines #8) in my vampire series. I'm currently working on Book 3 in The Company series, The Company of Lies.

For more information on my current writing exploits, please visit my website at

Here is a complete list of my books:

Forged Bloodlines Series
Wake Me When the Sun Goes Down
Meet Me When the Sun Goes Down
Find Me When the Sun Goes Down
Miss Me When the Sun Goes Down
Follow Me When the Sun Goes Down
Hear Me When the Sun Goes Down
Release Me When the Sun Goes Down
Trust Me When the Sun Goes Down
Tempt Me When the Sun Goes Down (early 2015)

The Fallen Series
Angel of Mercy
Mercy for the Wicked
Mercy for the Damned
Child of Mercy
Mercy for the Fallen.

The Company Series
The Company of Shadows
The Company of Darkness
The Company of Lies (late 2014)

Pretty Witches All in a Row
Kiss the Witch Goodbye

Nine Steps to Sara
The Touch
Kindle Worlds: The Vampire Diaries: Tabula Rasa.

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