Thank you Berkley Publishing for my free copy of this book!
This book is a perfect example of, “I didn’t see that coming.” And in this case, it was absolutely a good thing. I never knew that reading a book about a psychic-medium (Sylvie) that is chasing down the truth of her past would keep me so engaged, but here we are.
What I love about Fischer’s writing is the way she crafts her characters. This dual POV story gave us the ability to get inside the minds of both Thomas and Sylvie, in turn giving us the unique perspective of two people trying to find out the details of a story – but for totally different reasons. Sylvie is seeking self discovery while Thomas is trying to fulfill an agenda, but both are equally driven and straightforward. They contain flaws, they own them, and they converse like real adults – not like book adults, if you know what I mean. The conversations didn’t feel forced or unrealistic, and that made Sylvie and Thomas very believable characters.
Secondly, this entire story was incredibly unique. While classified right now on Goodreads as a romance, it really read more to me like a mystery through the bulk of it. It was a well paced mystery, though, with lots of character development that had me WANTING to find everything out. By pacing it the way that she did, Fischer made it compelling. Instead of a mystery jumping off the page at the very start, there was time to get invested and curious before really digging into the nitty gritty,
This was the second book I’ve read by this author and the second one I’ve given 5 stars to. I look forward to reading more from her in the future!