Title: The Finder
Author: J.E. Lorin
Genre: Mystery, Fantasy
Publisher: J.E. Lorin (March 15, 2017)
Length: Novel (284 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: At the age of sixteen, August Goodson developed a strange and mysterious power overnight: he can find people. Victims of murder, suicide, kidnapping, accidents, and rape; August can find them all, usually dead, but sometimes still alive. Nine years later finds August volunteering his services to the police. He’s still smarting from the loss of his long-time love Dante, who cheated on him with his best friend, and harbors a deep crush on the incredibly handsome, and oh-so-straight, Detective Luke Williams. But there are bigger concerns on August’s mind: a serial killer is loose in the city, one whose victims are a little too much like him for comfort. When August finds a living victim who may be one of the serial killer’s, he’s drawn even deeper into the case. Will he make it out alive, or will he soon be the one in need of finding?
Review: This is the first book by this author that I have read and I do hope they turn this into a series. It has been one of the best mysteries I have came across in awhile. There are very few authors of mystery that catch my eye with their stories, but this one did just that.
August was sixteen when he first was contacted by a deceased person. He was able to locate their bodies and bring them home. After awhile the police decided to keep him on, even if he was not going to get paid for it. Not all of them were dead, but most were. It left him many times in a dark place. The man he had loved had cheated on him with his best friend, leaving him not wanting to connect with others. Cherry was the only one left. Well except for the two detectives who he helped for over five years. One of them was drop dead gorgeous also.
Luke is one of the best detectives at the station. Him and his partner were the ones that helped August out. He had been married once and lost her, but now his heart was slowly leaning towards August. With all the deaths and beatings going on, he knew he had to keep August safe. When one of the living victims keeps Augusts attention, they find a new and surprising direction. The past comes pretty much back to circle.
This was a fantastic read, and I have to say that I didn’t expect the killer to be who they were. Although I will also say, that the way the person acted kind of gave you pause. It was pretty cool though and I loved the guys together. I didn’t care for one part of it, which was Oliver’s part. However I was glad to see in the end he even got a good ending, sort of. This story caught my attention from the start and I just couldn’t put the book down. The plot is super tight and very unique.
I had a lot of fun reading this and can’t wait to see the rest of this author’s work. I would definitely recommend this book.