Author: Sarah Madison
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
Sequel to Unspeakable Words
The Sixth Sense: Book Two
Six months after starting their hunt for a serial killer who is still at large, FBI agents Jerry Lee Parker and John Flynn are partners in every sense. But Jerry has serious doubts about their relationship and whether they would even be together if not for the way Flynn changed after touching a mysterious artifact in a museum.
Flynn hates the extraordinary power bestowed on him by the artifact and wants nothing more than to have a normal life again. Jerry fears that without the unusual connection they forged, Flynn will no longer want or need him. Chasing after a similar artifact takes them back to Flynn’s old stomping grounds in Washington D.C., where his newfound abilities uncover long-buried secrets, the kind people would kill to protect. But they aren’t the only ones looking for these powerful relics, and what they discover will threaten their relationship—and their lives.
It’s been three years since I read the first book in this series, “Unspeakable Words”, and fell in love with FBI agents Jerry Parker and John Flynn. When I saw their story finally continuing, I jumped at the chance to get my greedy grabby hands on “Walk a Mile” first thing. And I didn’t regret it. This book was just as good as the first one, even though it ended up leaving my grouchy – I friggin’ hate cliffhangers! More about that later.
First, as a short recap, here is the blurb of “Unspeakable Words”:
Special Agent John Flynn is everything Jerry Parker is not: dangerously handsome, coolly charismatic, and respected by his peers. Special Agent Parker is dedicated and meticulous, but his abrasive personality has given him a reputation for being difficult. When new information on a cold case appears, Parker is assigned to work with Flynn, and the sparks fly as their investigative styles clash. Contact with a strange artifact changes everything when it bestows unusual and unpredictable powers on Flynn… and the two men must learn to trust each other before a killer strikes again.
“Walk a Mile” starts several weeks after the end of “Unspeakable Words”. Jerry and Flynn are partners now, at work and in private. But lately, Jerry feels as if their personal relationship has taken a turn to the worse. Flynn is obviously still struggling with the strange supernatural powers the artifact bestowed on him, but he turns down Jerry’s offers to help him. Even though Jerry is still very much in love with Flynn, he starts to wonder if his feelings are returned. Flynn only recently acknowledged to himself that he is gay, after all, but perhaps he deceived himself because he had to rely on Jerry so much.
When a new artifact surfaces—in the museum where Flynn’s ex-girlfriend works, of all places—Jerry and Flynn fly to Virginia. As if the journey into Flynn’s past weren’t bad enough, the encounter with the new artifact completely rocks their world and puts both men as well as their already fragile relationship to an acid test of epic proportions.
This story gripped me almost from the very beginning. I found myself completely captivated by surprising twists and turns of events, and I admired the consistent implementation of a refreshingly new and unique ( at least to me) plot idea. If possible, both Jerry and Flynn grew even dearer to me over the course of the story. In the end, I was genuinely optimistic about their eventual happiness, no matter what, until—
well, until the story did an about-face yet again, only to stop short right away and leaving me hanging. Granted, not completely, but a suggestion of a new start for characters I’ve become deeply invested in, right at the end of a book I really, really liked makes me want to tear my hair out.
So consider yourself warned. If you hate that kind of thing as much as I do, wait for the sequel. However, if it’s as good as the first two books—of which I have little doubt—I can only recommend reading the whole thing back to back.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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