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Burning Intuition (Intuition Series) (Volume 2) Paperback – January 14, 2015
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Second thriller by Makenzi Fisk
This time, it's Burning Intuition
M. McKinnon, Atikokan Progress
Published April 27, 2015
[Officer] Erin Ericsson and her uniquely-gifted partner Allie Brody are back for a second round in Makenzi Fisk's Intuition murder mystery series, Burning Intuition.
This time out, we get a much fuller picture of the workings of their nemesis, the budding psychopath...
...Once again, Fisk is sure-handed in depicting Allie's touch of second sight...
It's another good read by Fisk, who is planning a third book in the series this fall.
About the Author
Makenzi Fisk grew up in a small town in Northwestern Ontario. She spent much of her youth outdoors, surrounded by the rugged landscape of the Canadian Shield. Moving west, she became a police officer with patrol, communications and forensic experience before transitioning to graphic design. She now works for herself. Her first novel, Just Intuition, earned her Debut Author in the 2015 Golden Crown Literary Society Awards. Just Intuition was also a Mystery/Thriller Finalist in the 2015 Golden Crown Literary Awards and the 2014 Rainbow Awards. She is a Canadian Lesfic author, a member of ARWA, and GCLS. Books: Just Intuition published May 2014 Burning Intuition published January 2015 Fatal Intuition published October 2015 Website: makenzifisk.com
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This was a great mystery/thriller. Though Erin uses all her skills to apprehend Lily, her girlfriend, Allie, is the gifted one. Allie receives visions while she’s awake and asleep, emotions from people and objects, and bits of information that she shouldn’t be privy to. Erin knows it’s something more than Allie simply having a heightened awareness, but Allie treats her power as if it’s a fluke, or simple case of intuition. I labeled this work as paranormal, but I suppose it’s more magical realism, in that the world is exactly like our world, and Allie’s intuition is certainly paranormal, but could possibly be true, maybe, if the laws of the universe were given just a bit of a nudge.
The plot was thrilling and interesting. This wasn’t a traditional mystery, in that we already know who the bad guy is, in fact, we get Lily’s viewpoint throughout roughly half the novel, which is actually one of the main reasons why I love this book. Some mysteries do have point of view shifts to their antagonists, but few make the antagonist one of the main characters. Look at the potential flaws with that: we hate Lily, we want her to get caught, and we despise all her choices. And yet, the viewpoint was especially fascinating to me, and at times touching. Of course Lily’s a train wreck, and nothing good is going to come from bonding with her, but her story was still incredible. And wow, the writing from her viewpoint was authentic and raw, and so different than the writing from Erin’s. I’d recommend the novel based on this aspect of the story alone, but there were many other great traits.
I labeled this work as lesbian, but only because I want to help call attention to wonderful LGBT literature. There was no sex. There was no romance. The protagonist, Erin, just happened to be lesbian and have a girlfriend. If I were going to give this work a more true label, according to my own philosophies on genres, I would label it as Mystery/Thriller, and I’d expect to see it on the self at any bookstore in the Mystery section.
This is the second book in a series, and so far it’s three books long. I haven’t read the first, but I plan to. I’m the type of reader that feels comfortable being plunked in the middle of a story. I can go back, forward, whatever, and be just fine. I missed an entire book, and I still enjoyed myself thoroughly. But if you’re not that type of reader, even though I haven’t read the first yet, I’d still absolutely recommend reading it. It was Fisk’s debut novel, so there’s a sort of charm to that as well.
Check out Fisk’s website for more information on her and the Intuition series. http://www.makenzifisk.com/index.html
BA Brock is a reviewer for DSP and QSF. He enjoys reading, writing, running, family and food, and fills his life with bent bunk. He especially loves to discuss LGBTQ+ literature. His website is http://www.babrockbooks.com.