Stephen King meets Mark Frost / and why not David Lynch /
"Welcome to the world of paranormal investigation. Even when you experience something first hand, you're left with more questions than answers and no proof whatsoever. "
This is a very good, dynamic story for all the fans of suspense and mystery.
There isn't much focus on the romantic side of Pierce and Haven's relationship, but I think that fit the story very well.
I liked how the action is composed with chapters set in present day and past. I will not spoil anything about the murder case from 12 years ago, the investigation of which brings back our main characters together,I'll only admit I couldn't really predict who the culprit was, so the book kept my interest to the very end.
And let's not forget we have a paranormal element.
I won't dwell on that, since I think my fellow readers have shared some great thoughts on that side of the story, let me just share my favorite example Pierce gives about human perception:
"Let's say I stand in front of a room full of people with a little vial of water. I tell them it's peppermint oil. Then I open the vial and spill it on the floor. I tell them to raise their hands the minute the smell of peppermint reaches them. Without fail, about half the people in the room will eventually raise their hands. Now, are they lying? Or is just the thought of peppermint oil enough to convince their brain they smell it? And if their brain thinks they smell it, and our brains create our reality, then how is thinking we smell something any different from actually smelling it?"
This was my first of Marie Sexton's stories and I am definitely looking forward to seeing more of her works.
**Copy kindly provided to me via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.**