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Posted April 16, 2013
This book had me hooked from the very beginning. I love that the story's protagonist is murdered during the first few pages. Although it left me feeling a little concerned for the rest of the story it also had me thinking "this is an exciting beginning, let's read on..."
This classic murder mystery with an esoteric twist will entertain as it has you guessing at its twists and turns whilst exploring some of the 'what ifs' of life after death in a sensitive, entertaining and comedic manner. This is a writing style I've come to enjoy from author, Bryon Williams, writer of 'The Tourist from the light', 'The Twilight Escort Agency' and 'The Grumpy Old Withered Of Oz' to name a few.
We begin with the sudden and unexpected death of an ambitious young police detective, Lucielle 'Lucky' Lambert. Searching for her killer with only limited help from her handsome and enigmatic spiritual guide, Joseph, she is forced to enlist the help of the book's name-sake, Evelyn, 'the reluctant psychic'. The story takes us through the familiar streets of Melbourne's suburbs and finds us reopening cold cases, chasing down street thugs, tracking drug traffickers and murderers and even going undercover into a biker gang for the elderly whilst simultaneously exploring the ethereal world of the afterlife in the form of the Celestial Investigation Agency or CIA for short. We'll meet some deceptively likeable and unpleasant characters, enjoy a little misdirection and find ourselves both surprised and satisfied with the conclusion.
Bryon's Williams' character driven cinematic and comedic writing style will draw you in and keep you entertained until the very last page. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the Psychic Spy series, 'The Mystery Of Masterman's Retreat'.
Posted September 27, 2012
While this book is unlike anything I've read previously, the plot intriqued me and I took a chance. Both funny and thought provoking, it was a page turner. The author set up an ending that lead me to believe there will be more stories involving both Lucky and Evelyn...I certainly hope so. Their tag-team approach to crime solving is pure fun.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 24, 2012
Posted September 29, 2012
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