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A quick, supernatural read for Halloween. Some spoiler-ish details in my review.
Reviewed in the United States on October 13, 2021
Good Halloween-themed murder mystery set in Salem, MA, with roots of the current murders dating back to the 1700s. The protagonists are FBI agent Jon Dickson and his wife, Kylie Connelly Dickson. Like many Krewe members, Jon sees and talks with ghosts, but Kylie has an odd, almost outré, supernatural gift/talent which manifests whilst she’s asleep. She wakes in dreams but in other people’s bodies—specifically in murder victims or their killers. She knows, feels, and sees through them—whilst they are doing the same.
Yes, I had problems with Kylie’s talent—including psychological, philosophical, and even neurological issues. Furthermore, about 80% in, the scope of Kylie’s gift escalated fantastically, as did her control. To avoid even more spoilers, I won’t elaborate further.
The crime fiction storyline was clever, but I chose the main villain about midway, and I guessed the secondary villain soon after. I did wonder if author Heather Graham will invent increasingly unusual supernatural powers as this series continues.
2.5 stars due to to believability issues, but overall 3 stars, because the storyline was solid.