Thursday, December 3, 2015

Psychological Suspense with a Paranormal Flavor

Twenty-two-year-old Bibi Blair has published her first novel. She's engaged to a Navy Seal and has parents she likes. There are troubling scenes from her childhood, but basically, life seems perfect until sitting at her computer she experiences what appears to be a stroke. Her mother drives her to the emergency room where, after a battery of tests, she's diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer. The doctor tells her she has a year or less to live, but Bibi's a fighter. She tells him, we'll see about that.

From that beginning, the novel moves into psychological suspense. At times what happens seems weird, but the author deftly moves the action along so that you can see why things occurred. The plot is filled with action, but after the middle when Bibi researches what's happening, it drags in places. There are plenty of twists to keep you guessing, however, the twist at the end is something of an anti-climax.

Bibi is a great character. She has grit and determination. You can't help but like her and hope that she succeeds in riding herself of brain cancer. Her parents, and her fiance also seem real and are likable. Some of the characters she meets when researching what is happening become more like fantasy characters, but if you've been drawn into the action they seem reasonable.

If you enjoy psychological suspense with paranormal elements, you may enjoy this book. If you get into the plot, it works, but some of the action in the middle is slow. I enjoyed the book, but it's not one that will scare you.

I received this book from Net Galley for this review.