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The Indigo Factor Paperback – December 11, 2012
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The book comes to a satisfying close, but left me wanting to know more about the development in the children. I hope she comes up with a sequel, or two.
author of Wizard Dawning.
I actually preferred THE INDIGO FACTOR to her more conventional mysteries, and felt it showed a distinct "personal" flavor.
The less-than-perfect ebook formatting and lack of editing to that end were, I thought, disconcerting and occasonally annoying, but the writing and the story itself -- excellent!
A concept unique to me, excellent use of location, and setting, and a definite sense of the "possible" once beyond the need for a slight suspension of disbelief. It is the sort of story that just "might" be true ... and frighteningly worrisome if it were true!.
My understanding is that a sequel is planned, and I look forward to reading that.
A day later Olivia is shocked to see a very different Faun introduced into her class. The little girl seems over-medicated. It's as if they had never met. The principal explains that Faun is AD/HD with enrollment records from Seattle. Olivia watches and listens, as a good teacher would. But where is the mother, and where is the father? Is this a case of domestic abuse? Why are the meds having such a stupefying effect?
Jamison O'Donnell calls her with a request, a post-doctoral candidate with an interest in observing AD/HD children. May he sit in, he asks Olivia? Her principal says why not? But is he who he seems? His answers about Faun are enigmatic but tantalizing. Can he even be trusted? Olivia's usually a good judge of character, her hapless off-and-on-again boyfriend aside, but this time the rules are different.
Olivia's surprise visit to the home is alarming. Faun is safe and more alert, but she's in sole charge of baby Bart. Suspecting something wrong, Olivia leaves a note and takes them home with her. Her placid, undemanding life will never be the same.
In the shadows, a plot hatched decades ago has been developing with Faun's family at the centre. Powerful forces with extraordinary resources are on the prowl, leaving bodies in their wake and baffling authorities.Read more ›
Ok, on to the mess at hand. In this poorly constructed story we have a school teacher lead character, Olivia, who failing to get a mother in for a parent-teacher conference, goes to the childs house and finds her alone with her infant brother. Being told the mother is at work, or something, Olivia resolves that she must take them home with her for their safety. That is really the last part of the story that makes any sense.
Richards attempts to weave an air of mystery about two kids with'extra abilities' (The Indigo Factor), paranormal happenings, a doomsday cult they may be on the run from, a rogue FBI incursion into another country- for god's sake to find them, a psyhotic killer who dismembers her victims gruesomely, ALL FAILS MISERABLY. What we are left with is a confusing mish-mash of characters who seem confused themselves about the role they play in the resolution of the story.
People who buy this book thinking they are going to get the tight phrasing, snappy dialogue, compelling plot lines, and well developed and likeable characters of the Carter series are in for a big disappointment, as was I. In fact, were her name not on the cover, i would not recognize this as her work.
This one is a stinker and could be why she has it priced at .99 cents.
Linda, I luv your stuff. But, paranormal thrillers dont seem to be your niche. Please- more Madeleine Carter!