Title: Beneath This Mask
Series: Enhanced World 03
Author: Victoria Sue
Genre: Other Paranormal, Science Fiction
Length: Novel (206 pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner press (January 16, 2018)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Gael Peterson has spent years hiding behind the enhanced abilities he wears like a mask, even though he is an important, confident member of the FBI’s exclusive H.E.R.O. team. The hurt and betrayal of his mom’s abandonment and his father’s fists are secrets buried deep beneath the ugly scars on his face, and he doesn’t trust Jake, his new regular human partner, with any of them. In a world where those with special abilities like Gael’s are regarded as freaks and monsters, it won’t be easy for him to rely on Jake to have his back, especially when the abilities of a vulnerable nonspeaking enhanced child make that child a murder suspect.
Tempers rise and loyalties are challenged, and when the serial killer targeting the enhanced finally sets his sights on Gael, not only will Gael have to trust Jake with his secrets, he might have to trust him to save his life.
Review: Gael, an enhanced, gets a new human partner, Jake. These two definitely get off to a rocky start but when they are tasked with finding a killer of enhanced individuals they become closer even though they are no longer partners.
I found this story to be awesome. I loved that despite their fears these eventually opened up to the other which was a good thing because one of them may not survive the clutches of a killer. The killer I had figured out before I was told as some things threw up warning bells as the story progressed.
Jake was determined to help Gael as much as he could and when he was in Danger it was Jake that lead the rescue. It broke my heart at what these two have endured in their lives especially Gael. But they helped the other overcome and move on.
Derrick was adorable. I loved that Gael was able to communicate with him when no one else could. This is a fantastic addition to the series. Filled with mystery, suspense and heart stopping scenes this story will have you on the edge of your seat.
Fantastic read and highly recommended.