Disclaimer: I’ve been sick with a double ear infection (in the same ear – don’t ask) for the past five days, so hopefully this all makes sense!
Ok, so like I said with my review for Book 1 of this series, Jennifer Knight is a British detective, but she can also communicate with / get feelings from paranormal sources. This is normally not my jam, but the way it’s incorporated into the story is so seamless (for me) that it doesn’t jar me out of the scene when it’s introduced.
Book 2 starts out with Bertram, which apparently means Raven (not sure what language) being all shifty and evil, and telling someone’s fortune through tarot cards. He’s very disturbed (mentally), and he believes that the futures he “tells” will come true. Also, when they come true, he feels healthier. I know it sounds crazy, but each chapter is written in either the voice of Bert or Jennifer, and the Bert chapters make it all seem logical (for Bert’s mind). I love POV chapters. I think they’re a good way to get stories told from different angles without it being clunky.
Anyway, Bert is helping these people shuffle off this mortal coil (that’s a saying right?). It’s kind of murder, more like manslaughter or negligent homicide. Potato PoTOTo.
Jennifer is investigating these deaths, while also sometimes communicating mentally with Bert. There’s a rebirth cult mixed in there too, but it’s almost a background story. I like Jennifer and want her to succeed. I’m actually really excited about reading Book 3, which is about spooky twins!