Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Susan Peterson Wisnewski - BlindSight

6. BlindSight by Susan Peterson Wisnewski (2012)
The Complete Adams Thriller Trilogy
Length: 238 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Started: 16 March 2016
Finished: 30 March 2016
Where did it come from? Many thanks to Susan Peterson Wisnewski for sending me a copy of this book to read.
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 16 June 2015
Why do I have it? I like paranormal mysteries and Susan Peterson Wisnewski is a new author for me.

Tisha Adams had once been living the dream: living with her best friend in a ritzy apartment in a New York City highrise; working as an assistant for a world-famous fashion designer. However, the dream was apparently just too good to last. After she is spectacularly fired from her dream job - and with threats of being blacklisted in the fashion industry still echoing in her ears - Tisha's former best friend finds her in a compromising situation and promptly kicks Tisha out of their shared apartment. Having lost both her dream job and her apartment in one day, Tisha has since crashed back to reality.

Two months later, Tisha's current living situation is definitely a far cry from her beautiful Manhattan apartment. She is living in a musty garage apartment in her father's house; reconnecting with her younger brother Bill, and attempting to remain cordial with her father's new wife. And while her current job working as a receptionist for her uncle in Queens may not be all that different from her previous position as a fashion designer's 'gopher'; Tisha has absolutely no idea of how drastically her life will change when she witnesses something that she shouldn't. As a result, she and her family rapidly become subjects of a police investigation.

Tisha is horrified when she witnesses a grisly murder during her daily train commute. However, when the body mysteriously disappears before the police arrive, she is utterly baffled as to what may have happened. Yet Tisha has also been keeping a secret to herself; a special ability that she has always hated and feared. The dead speak to her; and if she touches a person, their past, present and future are revealed to her.

As a child, Tisha had always done her level best to just ignore her strange ability and try to live a normal life. Lately however, Tisha's pretended ignorance of her skills has become increasingly difficult to maintain. After the murder victim's spirit appears to her several days after his death, Tisha teams up with the rookie homicide detective who is investigating the case. Detective Murphy - or Murph, as he prefers to be known - may not be aware of Tisha's unusual talents, but he is also a remarkably secretive man with mysterious abilities of his own.

Yet as the body count rises - and those closest to Tisha are continually threatened by the nightmarish situation in which she finds herself - Tisha's only choice is to contact someone from her painful childhood for assistance. She must finally reach out to her estranged grandmother Fiona to learn more about her intuitive talents. Fiona herself is a psychic healer, and Tisha is just beginning to realize that she needs all the help she can get.

In a desperate race against the clock to rescue those in danger and solve the murders, she knows that she will need all her abilities. Even the gift Tisha has been afraid to use. Is it possible that witnessing a murder is just the catalyst she needs to learn more about her unusual gift? The dead are waiting to speak, but only if she's willing to listen...

I must say that I really enjoyed reading this story; the premise was certainly intriguing and I found myself connecting and sympathizing with a majority of the characters. The plot of this story was definitely well-developed, and I was curious to discover where it would all eventually lead. I would give this book an A! Actually, BlindSight by Susan Peterson Wisnewski is the debut trilogy from this author - and according to the note at the back of the book - the sequel, InSight will focus more on Tisha's recently-awakened paranormal abilities and how she deals with them in her tumultuous life.

A! - (90-95%)

May you read well and often

2 comments:

Susan said...

Hi Mareena-
Thank you so much for your review - I am so happy you enjoyed the book and took the time to write such a fabulous review. The next book in this series is getting primped, edited and will be availabl soon!! Thanks again, you made my day!
Susan

Emeraldfire said...

Hello there, Susan,
You are more than welcome for the review and thank you so much for stopping by my blog!