The Touch

The Touch

4.5 11
by Lisa Olsen
     
 

Lexi Morgan has always had The Touch; the ability to pick up an object and 'see' its past. Doomed to wearing protective gloves at all times, she learned to accept it as equal parts gift and curse. When her brother in law Neil disappears, she'd rather tell her sister to celebrate than try to help find the jerk. But after her young niece vanishes as well,

Overview

Lexi Morgan has always had The Touch; the ability to pick up an object and 'see' its past. Doomed to wearing protective gloves at all times, she learned to accept it as equal parts gift and curse. When her brother in law Neil disappears, she'd rather tell her sister to celebrate than try to help find the jerk. But after her young niece vanishes as well, it's time to put her gift to good use and help track her down, especially when handsome Detective Gabriel Ryan takes over the case. When the investigation leads them to the restless spirits of long dead children, they must work together to keep history from repeating itself before it's too late.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781463721282
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
07/07/2011
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Olsen is a writer, wife and mother of two, currently living in the Pacific Northwest. A complete TV addict, she also enjoys online RPG's, singing, reading, and cooking.

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The Touch 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
HarveyB More than 1 year ago
Loved the book... kept me guessing from the beginning, and even when I thought I had it figured out the ending was a surprise. I also liked the interaction between the quirky main character Lexi and the detective, and their slowly developing relationship. Definitely recommend it!
RPadgett More than 1 year ago
This book was great! It had a wonderful blend of Supernatural, mystery and romance. the ghost children were creepy but not over the top, and the ending was unexpected, but in a great way. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time, I couldn't put it down. Over all this book was great, I really enjoyed reading it and highly recommend it. I can't wait for the author to release her next one. :o)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Touch is an amazing book with suspense, murder, and creepy ghost children. I loved Lexi's character, and many of the lesser characters were very colorful in their own way. I didn't expect the ending to be how it was at all; I found myself on the edge of my seat to figure out what happened to everyone and who would be okay. A very entertaining read, but I don't suggest reading it late at night in absolute silence, it's creepy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* I received a copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. *Let me first start by admitting that “The Touch” is the first of Lisa Olsen’s books that I have read, but is most definitely not the last.  I enjoyed this book from the very start and couldn't put it down, I was hooked. The opening paragraph drew me in and I was torn between wanting and needing to know what was going to happen next.  At times I thought it was going in one direction, and it ended up going somewhere completely different!  This book was filled with suspense, murder, and creepy ghost children, as well as amazing characters that you can't help but like and relate to on a personal level.Lexi is such vibrant character. I loved her colorful vocabulary and her inner monologues, as well as her no nonsense attitude.  I loved Lexi's character, and many of the lesser characters were very engaging and fun in their own way (even Cooper). Lisa’s characters are realistic in a sense that you can picture yourself hanging out with them, talking to them on the phone or just spending time with them as people that would be your friends.  The "un-relatable" part of them was the paranormal aspect, but that was just as fun and exciting to read about and wonder how you would react if a friend were to tell you that she could "read" you by touching something of yours.  I am not sure how I would handle it, but I like to think that I am pretty open minded. The paranormal twist just pushed a great book over the edge into an amazing book. The reason that I gave this book a 4 star instead of a 5 star rating is because of 2 things.  The first being that there were a few grammatical and spelling errors throughout the story.  They didn't detract from the story, but they did stand out as I was reading.  The second being the ending.  It felt rushed.  The author did such a great job throughout the book with the details, the scene setting and the build-up that the end seemed like it was a let down.  As soon as  I finished reading I looked for the next book about the same characters and there was none, so it really left the reader with a lot of unanswered questions.  Perhaps the author is planning another book based on these characters, but until then I was left to wonder what happened to them next.  Add this book to your TBR list and you won't be sorry, it is a perfect summer/beach/pool read and just like I think that I have found an amazing new author, you will too. I look forward to reading more from Lisa Olsen!  ***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official. ***
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Amy_H More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book very much. It moved right along, had a good (if somewhat predictable) plot, and I liked the two main characters: Lexi and Detective Ryan. So many of the paranormal books available on NOOK are not very good at all and it was nice to get one that I looked forward to picking up again and continuing.
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STORE NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. So creepy but so good.
Sprtwareor More than 1 year ago
Are you in the mood for a paranormal mystery that will keep you riveted? You won't be able to put this one down. It's quick moving style delves into the inner minds and emotions of sisters Allie and Lexi Morgan. Lexi has a secret talent, and finds that her sister appears to have secrets of her own. The author has another recipe for success: she adds a touch of intrigue, a dash of romance, a dangerous touch from the past, and did I mention a large dose of SUSPENSE with a capital "S". Delightful! Familial bonds are stretched to capacity and then some. How much does one really know their sister? Family loyalties vie with the right for self-preservation. The author's creative style of placing you in the mindset of the characters transcends time and space. You'll find yourself racing to try to figure it out before you get to the end. Enjoy the journey!
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