Title: Dead Speak
Series: Cold Case Psychic 01
Author: Pandora Pine
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal, Psychic
Length: Novel (214pgs)
Publisher: Pandora Pine (January 9, 2018)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.75 Hearts
Blurb: Demoted to the cold case squad after shooting a suspect in the line of duty, Detective Ronan O’Mara knows that his career with the Boston Police Department is hanging by a thread. His first assignment is the case of Michael Frye, a five-year-old boy who has been missing for seven years. With no new leads or witnesses to interview, Ronan has to start from scratch to solve this mystery. When he sees a handsome local psychic on television, Ronan figures he’s got nothing to lose in enlisting the man’s help to find Michael.
Psychic Tennyson Grimm is riding high after helping South Shore cops find a missing child. He’s even being courted by the Reality Show Network about a program showcasing his abilities. He has no idea that his midday appointment with a customer, who instead turns out to be a police detective, is going to change the course of his life and his career.
With the blessing of the BPD, which badly needs an image make-over, Ronan is allowed to bring Tennyson in to assist with the Frye case. Being thrown together in front of cameras is never easy, but add in an emotional missing person’s investigation, a tight-lipped spirit, and a cop who’s a skeptic, and it definitely puts a strain on both men and their working relationship.
When the child’s body is found, the work to identify his killer begins. As Ronan and Tennyson get closer to solving the case, the initial attraction they feel for one another explodes into a passion neither man can contain.
Will working together to bring Michael’s killer to justice seal their fledgling bond, or will unexpected revelations in the case tear them apart forever?
Please be aware this book deals with the topic of child abuse, specifically, sexual abuse.
Review: Ronan, a cop, is demoted to the cold case squad. I did not know quite what he did to be transferred. It claimed he was an alcoholic yet that did not feel quite right to me. The case itself was very well written and flowed smoothly with all the suspense and mystery you could want. However, I figured out the who done it early on.
The psychic, Tennyson is the real deal. He helps anyway he can with missing people. I loved his character and was intrigued by him. The reality t.v. show aspect of the book I did not like. I mean what detective would want a t.v. show following their every move as they investigated a disappearance. It seemed forced to me.
All in all this story was entertaining with an odd cast of characters that seemed to be introduced all at once at the beginning. They case was well written and had my attention from the start.
Good read with plenty of drama for all.