Author: S.C. Wynne
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 01/19/2017
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Gay Romance, Mystery/Thriller
Liam Baker can see things. Dead people like to visit him and tell them how they were wronged. Some might call it a gift, other’s a curse. But either way this ability makes him useful to Los Angeles homicide detective Kimball Thompson.
Some madman is slitting the throats of young male prostitutes and then dumping their bodies in the desert with vague clues of pink feathers and the number five. Usually Liam can talk to the spirits of the dead. But someone is blocking him. Someone is taunting him.
The case is rapidly deteriorating into a violent, psychic pissing contest and Liam can’t see far enough ahead to figure out who wins or who dies.
I’ve enjoyed just about everything I’ve read by S.C. Wynne so I was looking forward to reading this book. I did enjoy it, though not as much as her others.
I know it’s wrong to compare books from different authors but a book featuring a psychic cop is going to invite comparison to Jordan Castillo Price’s PsyCop series. Here that would be like comparing apples and oranges. The author’s writing styles are totally different and this book was well-written.
The plot involving the serial killer isn’t all that different from other books what’s interesting here are the main characters and their relationship with each other.
Liam was an interesting and sympathetic character and I liked him right away. I felt his sadness and that’s the mark of a well-written character. I enjoyed his relationship with Thompson and their transition from friends and co-workers to something more. I could certainly see their feelings for each other before Liam realized the truth.
While the identity of the killer didn’t intrigue me all that much I did enjoy how the mystery was solved and the conclusion was satisfying.
I’ll definitely read future installments of the series but I hope Wynne goes for a deeper mystery.
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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