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The Gifts, A Jacody Ives Mystery

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  • Posted October 4, 2012

    Another Gem!

    This is the third book of Linda's I've had the pleasure of reading and to be honest it's hard to choose which one I like the best.

    Right from the very first page I was hooked by this story. An excellent supernatural thriller.

    The suspenseful story revolves around Gavin McAllister who has to use his psychic abilities/dreams to save a girl and her mother.

    I've come to learn that as far as characters and suspenseful plotting are concerned Linda really has her finger on the pulse. You'll find your pulse rate escalating during this fast-paced thriller.

    Can't wait for the next book Linda.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

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    Gavin McAllister is a lost tortured soul, some say the very definition of a writer, but with a twist, evil knows him. The demons raging inside him send him gruesome dreams of rape, torture and murder, always with the same message. "You're too late McAllister." His only weapon to save his sanity is to write the stories down using his alter-ego Jacody Ives, to uncover the secrets and solve the crime. He is a best-selling author. He has the Gift.

    Call it psychic, intuition or gut feelings, Gavin is also determined to use his ability to help the FBI, specifically, his step-brother Rob and his partner Carl, catch bad guys. But there is one twisted sick murderer that they haven't been able to catch for five years--The Mother's Day killer. The killer always leaves a calling card at the scene of the murders taunting the FBI and Gavin has made it his mission to catch this guy.

    From the opening scene of the book, the author does a fantastic job of reeling you into this paranormal mystery, keeping you on the edge of your seat while the story unfolds with one twist after another. Ms. Prather is a master storyteller slowly filling in Gavin's backstory--he is a twin who was separated at a young age-- and when Rob introduces Gavin to his girl, a piece of the puzzle clicks into place for him. Cory Larson is his long lost twin, adopted one day ahead of him. Now she's back in his life and Gavin feels a modicum of peace, that is, until Cory becomes the Mother's Day killer's next victim. Now catching the sicko is personal.

    Clues of Cory's last known whereabouts lead Gavin to a seemingly peaceful town of Glade Springs. Every town has its secrets and Glade Springs is no different. Gavin is determined to uncover every last one of them if he has to, much to the displeasure of Sheriff Sarah Burns. The dreams are worse than ever and time is running out, but there's a difference. This time Gavin knows the killer's next intended target, but will it help him get there in time?

    The tension and suspense in this book are definitely high-octane and will keep you up late at night turning the pages as fast as you can to find out what happens. Just when you think it's safe to stop, another explosive scene is a page click away. Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013


    Gave me nightmares I loved it, couldnr put t down!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2011

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    An excellent Read

    If you love a good mystery mixed with the supernatural, and suspense, then this is the book for you. It is a thriller that has you thinking one way, and then within the next few pages you are on a journey that will keep you going until the end. It is like being on a roller coaster. You slowly make your way up to the top, all the time watching how high you are going. Then as you reach the top you say to yourself, "What was I thinking?" Yet it is too late to get off. This book is like a roller coaster. Once you start reading it, there is no turning back. The book will drawl you into the story and the characters. I thought I had it figured out half way through the book, and then sure as shoot I found out I was lost. I immediately put on my dunce hat that my sixteen year old grandson Jeremy made for me with duct tape. He told me if I ever needed help in writing a review to wear it. This is a great read. I rate this book R for language and violence

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