Jul 30, 2015

Review: In The Air Tonight

Four centuries ago, in a small Scottish village, three baby girls escaped the wrath of a witch hunter. Today, one young woman will learn about her secret history, her heart's destiny, and the sisters she never knew she had...

With her blue-black hair and dark eyes, Raye Larsen has never fit in with the Scandinavian community of New Bergin, Wisconsin. Being adopted is part of the reason she feels like an outsider, but what really sets Raye apart is her ability to see dead people. Everywhere.

She’s learned to keep her visions to herself . . . until she stumbles onto the ghost of a murder victim who needs Raye’s help. Enter Bobby Doucet, a distractingly handsome homicide detective who has been tracking a killer all the way from New Orleans. Could this be the break in his case he’s been looking for all along?

Meanwhile, the deeper Raye gets involved with the case—and with Bobby—the closer she comes to unlocking the mystery of her own origins. What she discovers about herself could destroy everything she knows . . . and everyone she loves. Is finding the truth worth the risk?

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I count myself lucky enough to be asked to review this trilogy as the last one is being released in early August.   I tend to really enjoy trilogies that follow family members and three sisters just brings to mind Charmed.

Raye immediately caught my interest with her 'issue' with ghosts and being the outsider as I moved so much that I never really fit in anywhere.  Though being a kindergarten teacher...shudder...  Anyways, I fell in love with the character right off the bat and wanted the best for her.  While she has real issues with abandonment, she is a plucky character.  And Bobby is sex personified starting with the Southern French accent.  I have always been a sucker for the Creole.

And the secondary characters are great.  I really like Jenn, would like to learn more about Raye's father and am hoping that Bobby's character gets his own book.

This is a fast paced book with witty dialogue, combustible chemistry and delicious danger from a group of witch hunters.  That being said, I could wish that it was a longer book with more room to develop the relationship between Raye and Bobby.  With him being a cop and her abandonment issues, the speed at which they connected didn't ring right with me.

I do really think that my readers would enjoy this book and possibly series.  I know that I am planning on delving into the second book today after my errands so you will be seeing a review on HEAT OF THE MOMENT.


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