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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Review: Storm's Edge (Harper and Lane #2) by Tony Healey


Print Length: 238 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (October 10, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: An insidious evil has taken root in the small town of Hope’s Peak, North Carolina…
In the midst of an internal investigation, the police department is thrown into chaos when Captain Frank Morelli is gunned down on his own front lawn. Detective Jane Harper suspects that someone is tying up loose ends—a conviction that only grows stronger when she witnesses the execution of another officer in broad daylight. With no one else to turn to, Jane seeks the help of psychic Ida Lane.
Ida thought she’d finally find peace after the death of the man who murdered her mother. But as the town emerges from the shadow cast by that serial killer, they discover that there is more than one monster hiding in the darkness. Desperate to lay her ghosts to rest, Ida puts her extraordinary skills to the test. Together, she and Jane must uncover the truth…or be permanently silenced like the rest.


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My Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Well then. Let me be perfectly honest here for a moment. I did not realize that this was the second book in a series until I was writing this review. And after reading the synopsis of the first book I have to wonder just how much of a cross-over between the two there is. 

That being I (obviously) have not read the first one. However, that fact did not keep me from being able to understand and follow along with this one. I feel as though the reader gained enough background knowledge between character recollections as well as Ida's visions that it is easy to figure the basic players and their stories. 

Speaking just of this story, I felt it was an interesting concept and a well executed story. By the synopsis, I was expecting something a bit more on the paranormal side so I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the "insidious evil" was something more human (even if that somehow made it worse). I found the pace to be steady, with just enough new things being thrown into the mix to keep the reader invested and interested. I would read more from this author. 

Overall, I am sure this story will appeal to those who enjoy a good thriller novel. 


DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.


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                                 Storm's Edge is available from Amazon.com

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