|As I commented in my review of Through Violet Eyes,
Stephen Woodworth is a talented writer, but his first book showed inexperience. Not so,
the second bookit flows seamlessly and transparently to its end, leaving one with
the feeling "Wow, that was good. But what can he do after this?"
Im not going to try to place it in a specific genre, because it has elements of
many, but to say it was a Detective Paranormal would be accurate but incomplete. The novel
is set in a current-day USA where those with violet eyes can channel the dead, and those
without cant. It starts six years after the end of its predecessor, and Natalie
Lindstrom, our protagonist, now has a daughter, and has left the Corps. The Corps has not
taken this gracefully.
So, what has he come up with? A member of the Corps who can give false testimony while
possessed, that's what. Now I'm not going to tell you how, nor the drawbacks of the method
he uses, nor how Natalie concludes that her mother is not, and has never been, insane as
everyone thought. That's what the book is for.
And my recommendation? Buy it. Read it, but not while you're alone in the houseI
found the second half quite disturbing, and that's rare. I promise you, the payoff is
I still have the next two in the series waiting to be reviewed. Im looking
forward to them even more.