Book Review: Spirited by Mary Behre
Author: Mary Behre
Series: Tidewater, book 1
Source: From publisher for review
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The first novel in the Tidewater series is a riveting psychic suspense.
Communicating with the dead has brought Jules Scott nothing but trouble, but despite her best efforts the needy spirits always find her and draw her into their otherworldly drama. Now, she may have to entrust her secret to the person least likely to believe her because one of the spirits has implicated her in series of deadly crimes. Working on a big case, Detective Seth English can’t get distracted not even by his alluring new neighbor. He doesn’t believe she has anything to with the case, but she keeps turning up in all the wrong places and his gut says she knows more that she’s letting on. To solve his case he may have to expose what she’s hiding no matter how impossible the truth may be.
This steady paced plot keeps the reader on the edge of their seat with lots of suspense, action and romance. The author describes the events and characters with vivid imagery and details that reach out grab the reader’s attention. The characters are strong, compelling and ensure the reader wants to know more and the suspense builds throughout the story and the spirits are life like and send shivers up the reader’s spine.
The attraction between Seth and Jules radiates heat from every page and the sex scenes sizzle with lots of steamy passion. Jules captures the heart of the readers with her strong but vulnerable personality and they can certainly understand her motivations regarding her ‘gift’ and her life. Seth is a likable character even though in a couple places he acts like a typical male, but then that’s what makes them so believable. The supporting characters are also very intriguing, capturing the reader’s interest and ensuring that they want to reader their stories as well.
I was totally caught up in this story from the very beginning and I really enjoyed how the author kept me guessing and surprising me with twists that I sure wasn’t expecting. I can’t wait to read the next Tidewater novel.