Published by: AG Creative Publishing
Publication Date: February 20, 2015
Kindle Edition / 278 pages
What do the dead have to fear? A medium combines his ethereal gifts with an ambitious reporter’s investigative zeal to uncover the truth obscured by a string of unlikely suicides.
Robert Baselton has grown accustomed to seeing the dead as they wander between worlds. However, when the spirits of a girl and an old woman become a regular presence in his everyday life, Robert has a suspicion that there’s a link between them and the utterances of murder that the Messenger of Death whispers in his ear. Every time the Messenger appears, another presence is soon to follow.
As Robert delves deeper into the lives of the deceased, Alexis Kearns, his girlfriend’s older sister, witnesses James Hawthorne plummet to his death in the middle of downtown Seattle. Armed with nothing but a smartphone and her knack for acting well under pressure, she is the first to cover this widely-publicized story.
Impressed with Alexis’ coverage and integrity, Hawthorne’s mother reveals to Alexis that her son could communicate with the dead and insists that he is just one of several mediums to have allegedly committed suicide in the past month. Alexis is intrigued with the pattern of unlikely deaths and follows up on Mrs. Hawthorne’s concern when she finds a connection between the medium suicides and Robert’s increasingly erratic behavior. Concerned for her sister, Alexis unknowingly aids Robert in trying to uncover what really happened to the mediums that have died, and discovers that both the dead and the living should be afraid of who—or what—is responsible.
*I received a free ecopy of this book from the author but this has not affected my review in any way.*
This book falls into my favorite genre but I didn't have any expectations. Well, I loved this from beginning to the end. I loved how the characters end up helping each other in uncovering the truth behind the deaths of the mediums, how they were connected and how it all started. This is not just a typical paranormal mystery story. The well-written and interesting characters, plot, revelations and unexpected turn of events and the mystery in the story will definitely keep the reader in turning the pages.
This is the first book of the series so there were questions left unanswered that the second book might have the answers.
A highly recommended read especially for those into paranormal genre.
About the Author:
Anthony Greer has just published his debut novel The Messengers. He is a board game lover and the founder of AG Creative Publications.
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