Christine Amsden - Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective

Monday, December 30, 2013

47. Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective by Christine Amsden (2013)
The Cassie Scot Series Book 1
Length: 254 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 22 November 2013
Finished: 30 December 2013
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Mayra at Twilight Times Books for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 7 October 2013
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and Christine Amsden is a new author for me.

Cassandra Morgan Ursula Margaret Scot - Cassie to her friends - is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers; the eldest daughter in a magically gifted family of seven. Essentially born between worlds but belonging to neither, Cassie has never had cause to doubt the strength of her family's love for her - only if their love might not also be tinged with a slight disappointment in her. At twenty-one, she just wants to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator - specializing in non-magical investigations - in the shadow of her family's reputation isn't easy.

When a young girl is found murdered, Cassie is hired by the girl's cousin - Evan Blackwood - who just happens to be the only son of her family's magical rivals. Evan himself is a very powerful and handsome sorcerer, who was also Cassie's best friend in grade school. Against her family's wishes - and her own private trepidation - Cassie takes on Evan's proposal to find out who or what killed his cousin. Drawn into the subsequent paranormal investigation, she will ultimately have to decide where she truly belongs.

Christine Amsden is a new author for me, and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. In my opinion, the plot was extremely engaging and the characters sympathetically drawn - although the ending certainly sparked my curiosity about how this story will develop. I give this book a definite A! and look forward to reading Secrets and Lies, the next book in the Cassie Scot Series sometime soon.

A! - (90-95%) 

May you read well and often


Christine Amsden said...

Thank you so much for your awesome review! Always a thrill to hear that people are loving my books. Secrets and Lies is available now (print, ebook, audiobook). The print version of Mind Games will be released in May 2014, and Stolen Dreams may be out in July.... I just got my notes from the editor and I'm doing my best to make that happen, at any rate!

Emeraldfire said...

You are more than welcome, Christine, and thank you for coming to visit my blog :) I look forward to reading more of Cassie's story.