- File Size: 1258 KB
- Print Length: 496 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1546776478
- Publication Date: May 15, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0719JY93P
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,624 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Socially awkward Elaine and her potential love interest, Detective Ryan Wagner, meet cute when she ends up accidentally clubbing him with a large, heavy backpack. She’s mortified, and that mortification grows when she makes it to her first criminalistics class to see that he was the professor. Fast forward a few years, and he needs her help to solve the disappearance of young women around Platteville.
The author also writes the Mary O’Reilly paranormal series. I picked this one up, thinking it was a part of that series, but learned from reading the foreword that that this story was her first attempt at writing a novel, and planted the seeds for the O’Reilly series. If I had not read the foreword, I would not have guessed this was a first effort.
Setting aside from some minor but consistent typographical errors which drew me out of the story, I was caught up in the plot and the interactions between the characters. OK, the seeing dead people thing requires a suspension of disbelief, but Reid handled it in a plausible way. I liked the relationship between Elaine and her genius grad student assistant Sally. Sally did make a predictable stupid move, which was kind of annoying, but by that point I liked her so much I didn’t care. The relationship between Elaine and Ryan was chastely sweet, which normally would annoy me as well, but given her social awkwardness, it seemed more realistic than her rushing headlong into a relationship.
I found myself thinking about the characters when I wasn’t reading, wondering what was going to happen to them and how the story would be resolved. The ending was very satisfying and left me wanting more from Elaine and Ryan and the secondary characters. I hope the author will dust these characters off and take them on some more adventures.
Elaine knows they are not alive. She has spoken to them. She must find them before there are more.
As she guides us through forensic science research, which I found surprisingly fascinating, you also get to follow along the Police investigation.
The story draws you in immediately and keeps you there. There is humor, terror, suspense and teamwork. An excellent story that will stick with you long after the last page is read.
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This booked seemed a little slower moving then the rest.
Still very good.