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The Innocent

The Innocent

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by Shiloh Walker

For a woman he can’t touch, he’ll turn Hell inside out.

FBI Psychics, Book 2

There’s only one reason Jay Roberts would set foot in a middle-of-nowhere town like Hell, Georgia. She’s got a bone to pick with her sort-of boyfriend. They only met online, but things got hot and heavy before their cyber link went


For a woman he can’t touch, he’ll turn Hell inside out.

FBI Psychics, Book 2

There’s only one reason Jay Roberts would set foot in a middle-of-nowhere town like Hell, Georgia. She’s got a bone to pick with her sort-of boyfriend. They only met online, but things got hot and heavy before their cyber link went silent.

She’s here to get in his face for an explanation. But no touching. Her psychic abilities make physical contact…complicated. Yet something about this relationship made her think things would be different. She’s not in Hell twenty minutes before bad vibes have her skin crawling.

Corruption has stained the very fabric of Linc Dawson’s town, and now it’s stolen something very dear to him. The last thing he has time for is nursing Jay’s broken heart.

But Jay isn’t going anywhere. Not only because she’s not giving up on him, because she’s got access to the kind of backup nobody wants on their bad side. And Linc discovers the woman who’s afraid to touch him could actually be his best chance. At salvation, at hope, at life. Maybe even love…

Warning: This book contains a not-so-naive virgin, a pissed-off former cop, lots of frustration, if you know what I mean, and more trouble than either of them know what to do with.

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FBI Psychics , #2
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The Innocent 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
LM78Linda More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. I am going to try to make this as spoiler free as I can. Characters and characterization. Heroine: I found myself rooting for and relating to Jay from nearly the start of the book. Jay's actions/reactions to events have a consistent internal logic that makes even more sense as her past is revealed. I really liked Jay's pluck and scrappiness and her willingness to fight for what she thinks is right. Jay growth through the book takes her from someone self contained and prone to keeping secrets into someone who is forming deep connections not with just the hero but with others as well. Hero: For me Linc was a bit harder to connect with in the beginning of the book. He starts out as a bit of a porcupine; growling and throwing quills at whoever happens to be in his way. As events of Linc's past are revealed his actions/reactions make sense. I really liked that the author showed when Linc's world is turned upside down, he has to take his time to work through it, this gives the book a sense of realism. Like Jay a chunk of his journey is about developing connections to others, and more being willing to fight to keep those connections. Antagonist: If there is a weak point in this book for me it was the primary antagonist. To me he seemed just a little bit generic in terms of both his actions and the way he justifies those actions. That being said, the primary antagonist truly is a human monster. Plot: The romance: The connection between Linc and Jay crackles from the first time they are on the page together. They are two people who are stubborn and self-reliant; but while Jay is used to keeping secrets Linc can't stand secrets; these things combine for major fireworks. The suspense plot: The author does a fairly good job of leaving a trail of bread crumbs for the reader to follow. The identity of the antagonist isn't really the main question, the main question is are they going to stop him before he kills again. The author also does a good job of tying together threads that at first glance seem unconnected. The twists: There are lots of twists in this book, and goodness they are well done. Setting: The name of the town where The Innocent occurs is aptly named Hell. It is hot, oppressive, and soul sucking. The author gives the story a clear sense of place, and that place impacts both the characters and plot. Narration/Dialog/Description: Narration: The author uses narration to exquisite effect. Each narrator of the story has a distinct voice and gives insight into the characters and plot. Dialog: The dialog is smooth, realistic, and enhances character and plot development. The author also does a good job of aligning and contrasting the narration and dialog to enrich the story. Description: The author does a good job of including enough description to give the reader clear image of the people, places, and events, while not bogging the story down. The descriptions used are like the dialog; smooth and realistic. Themes: The author does a good job of using plot, character, and setting to explore very serious themes. She explores what it means to be innocent, human connection, truth, strength, and sacrifice. To me, the authors use of themes elevates this beyond the mere 'boy meets girl” trope of romance. Overall: A very good showing form the author. A must read for fans of the ongoing series.
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Tanya10312000 More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this book for months. I purchased it on its release date! I am 100% addicted to the FBI series by Shiloh Walker. It all started for me with, "The Missing." I bring this up because the heroine in that book is a supporting character in this book along with a few other which just multiplied my love of this book! I don't want to go to far into the storyline or ending but I will say that though this book is considered a novella (it's 125 pages long). Mrs. Walker takes the time to develop the lead characters and get you vested in them and there lives. I read this book from start to finish only stopping once because I had to work. If you have not read this book, I strongly suggest you start with the first book in the series (though it is not required, this book stands on its own) and work your way to this one - the stories will keep you engaged and you will thank me - trust!
caitbellleigh1 More than 1 year ago
I loved The Innocent. It was a great addition to the series and I loved seeing how past characters came into the story and how they helped the situation(s) in Hell. I enjoyed the underlying ease of the relationship between Linc and Jay, though outwardly they both had issues, there was an overall ease between them. I love that Jay for the most part is a "you get what you see" person, she has no shame in who she is, nor should she. I felt so bad for Linc, because he really wanted to protect Jay AND find what happened to his daughter and he worried that with Jay there and helping she was going to be in further danger. He was no so eloquently put in between a rock and hard place. Here's this person he cares about, though he's not trying to show it, and he wants to protect her BUT she can also help him find out where his daughter is. I was surprised at how things turned out with Linc's daughter, not at all what I expected, but so much better. Going into the story, knowing it was a novella, I wasn't expecting SO MUCH to happen, but even though it is shorter in pages, there is nothing lacking in this novella. It packs a punch full of feeling, suspense, and quite a few twists and turns that I didn't expect. I received a complimentary copy of this book.
ELF-thereadingaddict More than 1 year ago
Another great addition to the FBI Psychics series, featuring the quirky Jay. The Innocent by Shiloh Walker is a novella which is part of the ‘FBI Psychics’ series and features psychometric Jay Roberts who is determined to find out why a promising and rare online friendship with Lincoln Dawson was abruptly terminated. The discovery that he has not only lost his position in law enforcement but has been dealing with the nightmare of a missing daughter turns out to be only the tip of the iceberg with respect to the swirling miasma of evil that seems to be focused on the aptly named town of Hell. Fortunately, Jay is not one to be intimidated by a little hostility and she has an unexpected wealth of resources to help her deal with Hell, both literally and figuratively speaking. This is another delicious addition to a series about a group of people with very unusual mental talents who struggle to eliminate the evils which abound in life, especially those which involve victimizing women and children. The strong and tormented characters which this author excels at creating are frequently honed by horrific experiences and this story is no exception. I especially enjoyed the clash between the unconventional Jay and the admittedly stereotyped bullies she eventually conquers with a little help from newly-met allies even as I mourn the developments which will cause a shake-up in the organization that she works for. The whirlwind of events that transpire make the exciting climax a little overwhelming and it would be nice to have had a little more detail but I understand that there are limitations imposed by the length of the novella. I certainly hope there are more stories involving these compelling characters as I think this is a fantastic theme and want it to continue! © Night Owl Reviews I received a copy of this title in return for an honest review.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog Another chilling installment in the FBI Psychics series.  This time, the supernatural element didn’t come into play until the very end.  Even though it was a underlying idea. I actually loved that our hero and heroine had met online.  They’d carried on a virtual relationship for over a year, even got up to some Skype and phone sexy time.  The main reason why our heroine wasn’t jumping on the physical bandwagon and running to meet him?  Her psychic power.  She can’t touch others without risking hearing their thoughts and seeing other events unfold.  Which in the end leaves her drained, and is the reason why at her age she’s still a virgin. But Jay makes the decision to visit Hell, Georgia and remedy this.  Only she comes to find Linc, the Sheriff (or ex-Sheriff) she’s been corresponding with in a ton of trouble that he won’t be able to dig out of on his own.  The town has had a series of mysterious disappearances, amongst which was his own teenage daughter.  And he won’t have time in his life for anything until he finds her. Short but entertaining.  THE INNOCENT grabbed my attention from the very beginning!  I can’t wait to see what Ms. Walker has in store for us next in this series. *ARC provided by publisher
ZR1000 More than 1 year ago
Captivating paranormal thriller! This is a novella in the FBI Psychics series and can be read as a stand-alone.  Jay Roberts is psychometric; she can’t touch people for their emotions are overwhelming. She wears gloves to limit contact and has learned to put up psychic shields in her mind for protection. She’s sassy and tougher than she looks. She’s gone to Hell, Georgia to find the man that she had been seeing online until he went silent. Her senses told her that something was wrong with the way he stopped speaking to her and she wants to hear why face to face. She isn’t in town long before her psychic senses tell her that there is something seriously wrong in this town, the kind of trouble she is unfortunately familiar with. But can Linc accept her for what she is and take the help of Jay and her friends? Linc Dawson, is the former Sheriff of a town appropriately named Hell. He’s a tough honorable man whose reputation has been ruined and whose daughter is missing. Finding out what happened to her is his sole focus. He stopped talking to Jay because he was in a bad place with nothing to offer her and didn’t want to drag her into the hell he is now living. But Jay is the one person he truly needs to solve what is going on in his town and Linc being a psychic null is exactly what Jay needs in her life. Linc though will have to suspend his normal beliefs to find his daughter and start anew with Jay. This was an intense emotional thriller that I read in one sitting. The story line is captivating, the characters are so complex. They have both kept secrets from each other and have to deal with that amidst the suspense and drama of a missing child and a town riddled with evil. I really liked this couple, they are exactly what each other needs and you can feel their attraction. For a short work this novella had so much emotional depth and many interwoven threads that are all put together neatly at the end.
CrystalCB More than 1 year ago
My very first thought about this book was WOW! The Innocent by Shiloh Walker is one really intense story that kept me turning pages quickly. I could not put this book down! I have enjoyed each book I have had the chance to read by Ms. Walker. She never fails to amaze me with the wonderful story lines and unique characters she creates.  I really liked Jay Roberts, this girl has had so many things happen to her in her life. I liked that she is innocent but oh so tough and strong as well. She is one kick butt girl with a unique personality. She is determined to find out what is happening with her online boyfriend Linc Dawson.  When Jay arrives in Hell, GA she discovers there is way more going on then meets the eye and it sets her psychic abilities into an uproar. Things go wrong right away and she has to call in help. That is one thing I really like about this series is that friends from previous stories appear to help out. I love to catch up with old friends.  Linc Dawson can really only think of one thing, his missing daughter. His life has totally fallen apart and he just doesn't know how to handle Jay showing up in town. However when these two get the chance they ignite some pretty explosive fireworks. There are a few nice steamy scenes before things get even more intense.  I'm not going to tell you anymore about the intense action and dramatic scenes in this book. You must go grab a copy and read it for yourself. I will tell you that once I hit where things started to get really intense I could NOT put this book down.  If you are already a fan of Ms. Walker's FBI Psychics series then you must read this one. If you have not had the chance to read this series yet, never fear you will be able to read this book as a stand alone with no problem. Just go grab a copy, hurry! I don't think you will be disappointed if you enjoy some intense drama, and some steamy scenes as an added bonus, I think you will enjoy this one as much as I did. I was given the opportunity to read this book so that I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts on The Innocent.