by Maxine Davis
Writing, writing, writing. Tired. Writing, writing. Brain getting mushy . . .
“Ah-h-h.” Fifteen minutes later, and I’m in the recliner, a cup of sugar-free hot cocoa to my side and a good book—to read. It’s called regrouping. Or recuperating . Or taking-a-break-to-read-a-good-book. Does this scene sound familiar? Since I’m taking a break, let me tell you about this good book:
Sixth Sense by Marilyn Baron, A Psychic Crystal Mystery, Book One. Among other writing awards, Ms. Baron’s book, Sixth Sense, won the Georgia Romance Writers 2012 Unpublished Maggie Award for Excellence in the Paranormal/Fantasy category.
From the back cover: Reluctant psychic Katherine Crystal, dubbed “Crystal Ball Kate,” is thrust into the national spotlight when she accurately predicts the death of a movie star’s young son in a private plane crash. Besieged by requests to use her powers to help others, she realizes why her parents had warned her never to let anyone know of her visions.
By-the-book Atlanta police detective Jack Hale harbors a deep-seated distrust of psychics and ignores Katherine’s warnings when she calls to report her premonition. Jack is forced to partner with Kate, who uses her eerie sensitivity to evil to help him catch a serial killer in Sydney, Australia, but that’s only the beginning of the story. Jack and Kate are drawn into the investigation of a mystery surrounding Kate’s birth and find murder and romance among a secret society of psychics in the quaint seaside spiritualist community of Casa Spirito, Florida.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sixth Sense. Ms. Baron has a sense of humor sprinkled throughout the book in a deadly serious plot. It is a riveting read that kept me turning pages way past my bedtime to find a wonderfully pulled-together ending. I very much recommend Sixth Sense to anyone who enjoys a really good book.
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