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Now You See Me
     

Now You See Me

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by Tina Wainscott
 

Olivia was eight years old when she was trapped in the twisted fantasies of a kidnapper. Escaping with her life, the trauma left her blind, and her innocence shattered. But Olivia would escape with something else—a psychic gift that has become her greatest weapon...

Sixteen years to the day, it's happened again. A little girl named Phaedra has disappeared.

Overview

Olivia was eight years old when she was trapped in the twisted fantasies of a kidnapper. Escaping with her life, the trauma left her blind, and her innocence shattered. But Olivia would escape with something else—a psychic gift that has become her greatest weapon...

Sixteen years to the day, it's happened again. A little girl named Phaedra has disappeared. Olivia saw it happen. In her private darkness came the vision: the toys...the chloroform...the scissors...the cage...

Olivia shares the stark fear in the young girl's eyes, and the terrifying fate only Olivia can stop. But to find the fiendish killer and save Phaedra means returning to the terrors of her own past—and opening her eyes to an inescapable new nightmare.

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"Tina Wainscott always delivers!"—New York Times bestselling author Heather Graham

Publishers Weekly
The plot line of Tina Wainscott's paranormal mystery, Now You See Me, is similar to many other thrillers of this ilk, but its sensitive characterizations and incisive descriptions separate it from the pack. When Olivia Howe, a blind psychic, experiences a vision of a girl being kidnapped, she turns to the police, only to be rebuffed. Knowing they have a limited time to find the girl, Olivia appeals to Det. Max Callahan, the one man in the Palomera, Fla., police department who's willing to listen. It's inevitable that Olivia and Max will become lovers, but Wainscott (Unforgivable, etc.) cleverly keeps the suspense rolling by introducing a handful of red herrings and penning a number of chilling close calls and near encounters. Though Wainscott hasn't yet reached the popularity of Kay Hooper or Lisa Jackson, this intoxicating thriller is on par with those authors' best works. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312979096
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
4.26(w) x 6.68(h) x 0.94(d)

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Now You See Me 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was pretty good, kept my interest, but I have to say I really loved the one before this one much better, UNFORGIVABLE was my favorite.
harstan More than 1 year ago
When she was eight years old, a kidnapper abducted Olivia Howe. With help, she managed to escape her ordeal, but pays more than just the psychological price as she goes blind. However, Olivia gained the psychic ability to ¿see¿ events through the mind¿s eye of another person even when she has never met nor is in line of sight of that individual.

Sixteen years later in Florida, a kidnapper snatches seven-year-old Phaedra Burns from Toyland. Olivia was in the same store and 'witnessed the event. No one believes what she says occurred and is happening as she can ¿see¿ through a frightened Phaedra¿s eyes. As his partner Sam O¿Reilly believes Olivia is the kidnapper, Detective Max Callahan begins to believe Olivia is telling the truth. They have less than five days until Christmas and f they fail by then, Phaedra will be dead.

This romantic suspense novel with paranormal elements is an exciting adrenaline grabbing tale that engrosses the reader from the moment Olivia reacts to Phaedra¿s abduction until the final scene. The female protagonist is an intrepid heroine and Phaedra acts just like a kidnapped little girl should behave as seen through Olivia¿s ¿vision¿. However, what makes the story line fun to follow and different then the usual tale is that the cynical Max slowly transforms into a believer with his heart propelling him to trust in the power of his beloved. That metamorphosis evolves over stages and not abruptly, turning Tina Wainscott¿s novel into a book worth reading by fans of both sub-genres.

Harriet Klausner

Guest More than 1 year ago
Olivia Howe had been eight years old when she was kidnapped. It had been on December 20th. She had been rescued by a young boy. During the trauma, Olivia went blind. Even though she lost her eyesight, she gained the psychic gift that ran in her family line.

Sixteen years to the day, it happened again. A seven year old girl named Phaedra Burns was abducted from a toy store. Olivia had been in a store close by and 'saw' it happening. No one believed her until it was too late. Then she became a suspect. Even so, Olivia would not, could not, sit by and do nothing. Her link to the child was strong. Whenever Phaedra became highly emotional Olivia could 'see' through her eyes.

Detective Max Callahan had his own traumatic connection to a kidnapping in his past. Slowly, he began to believe Olivia's talent was the genuine article. His partner, however, believed her guilty. Max and Olivia had until Christmas night to save Phaedra. They were in a race against time.

***** Incredible! I could not put this book down. It caught me from page one and REFUSED to let me go until the very end. Author Tina Wainscott has the shining talent of being able to combine the genre of 'thriller' with the genre of 'romance' and somehow make it work! Once again Tina Wainscott delivers a heart-stopping story that will make many readers stay awake reading long into the night! *****


Reviewed by Detra Fitch.