“Loki Redmond is positive her grandfather’s 100 acre farm in Mississippi will be the perfect place for Jake Savior to heal after the murder of his wife and his banishment from law enforcement before they begin their partnership in Redmond Private Investigations.
But fate has other plans.
The discovery of a month old baby and young girl with no memory of her name, running from a man she calls The Devil, plunges them into danger. Loki’s Native American connection to the spirits makes her a target for the delusions of a madman who is determined to kill her.
Tension continues to rise when a special unit of the FBI enters the case, and Jake is forced to decide what he believes in. Can he change the future seen by Special Agent Brian Wilkes, or is Loki destined to die?”
A Choctaw Indian with paranormal abilities, Loki Redmond is not the typical private investigator. She has set up home in her Grandfather’s old house in the hills of Mississippi with fellow private detective and new business partner Jake Savior. Jake is grieving for his late wife who has been recently murdered and they are taking some time out to let him recover. Whilst taking a long walk alone along the creek, Jake stumbles across a young girl with a young baby. They are both cold, dirty and hungry, and the teenage girl is terrified of something or someone. Unable to leave her Jake and Loki take her back to the house and are determined to catch the people who did this to her, and the man she calls “The Devil”.
Linda Prather is a completely new author to me having never read any of her books before and I’m pleased to say I thoroughly enjoyed this book. A bit out of my normal reading comfort zone with the paranormal aspect of the book, but it struck a chord with me as it reminded me of a really, REALLY good episode of The X-Files (which if you know me, you know I love). The book captivated me on page one, and kept up that interest the whole way through. The author does a fantastic job of setting the scene, I really felt I was there with them in the snowy hills in winter, and snuggled deeper under my blanket to keep warm. The pace is fast and smooth and the narration goes speeding along so quickly you don’t realise how long you have been sitting reading. I lost hours of my life in the blink of an eye with this book!
This is not a simple crime novel with the element of the supernatural cleverly and skilfully existing alongside the everyday police procedure/private investigation. The book obviously requires a leap of faith from the reader, but if you are like me and have an open mind you will love this one. Overall rating four fabulous stars. Now I’m away to have a look at all Linda’s other books. Massive thanks to Linda Prather and Helen Claire at Bloodhound books for the advanced reader copy and chance to kick off this amazing blog tour.