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Touched (the Marnie Baranuik Files)

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The media has a nickname for Marnie Baranuik, though she'd rather they didn't; they call her the Great White Shark, a rare dual-talented forensic psychic. Twice-Touched by the Blue Sense--which gives her the ability to feel the emotions of others, and read impressions left behind on objects--Marnie also has a doctorate in preternatural biology and a working knowledge of the dark arts. She is considered without peer in the psychic community.

Then her first big FBI case ended with...

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Overview

The media has a nickname for Marnie Baranuik, though she'd rather they didn't; they call her the Great White Shark, a rare dual-talented forensic psychic. Twice-Touched by the Blue Sense--which gives her the ability to feel the emotions of others, and read impressions left behind on objects--Marnie also has a doctorate in preternatural biology and a working knowledge of the dark arts. She is considered without peer in the psychic community.

Then her first big FBI case ended with a bullet in one shoulder and a chip on the other, a queasy heart and a serial killer in the wind, leaving her a public flop and a private wreck. When the FBI's preternatural crimes unit tracks her down at a remote mountain lodge for her insight on a local case, her quiet retirement is promptly besieged by a stab-happy starlet, a rampaging ghoul, and a vampire-hunting jackass in tight Wranglers. Marnie figures the only real mystery is which one will kill her first.

Too mean to die young, backed up by friends in cold places, and running with a mouth as demure as a cannon's blast, Marnie Baranuik is about to discover that there's no such thing as quitting time when you're Touched.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781935961574
  • Publisher: Libertary Co.
  • Publication date: 9/10/2012
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 472,644
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Meet the Author

A.J. Aalto is a proud native of the Niagara Region. Born in St. Catharines, she currently resides in Thorold, Ontario with her wonderfully peculiar husband Jason and two quirky kids, a puppy that drives her bonkers and two cats who are undoubtedly plotting her demise. When not writing horror or dark urban fantasy, you can find A.J. researching horrible things, braying her unladylike guffaw, making dick jokes, mentally undressing strangers or sitting cross-legged on her front porch eating peanut butter M&Ms by the spoonful.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted April 27, 2013

    I¿m so excited about Touched because finally an author pulled of

    I’m so excited about Touched because finally an author pulled off a mystery/suspense novel in the correct way. I do not want to read a book where I know what’s going to happen 100 pages before it does. I want to be given clues, but I hate when it’s spelled out for me. I found that in this book. Sure, there were still a few things I was able to guess early on. There were times I thought I knew what was going to happen, only to be thrown for a loop. There were yet other times when I was completely blindsided by plot twists. I enjoyed every second of it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    YES!

    Loved Marnie and her awesome sarcasm. Never able to keep out of trouble, but always with a great comeback. My kind of girl. Kept me reading late into the night!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 3, 2014

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I purchased the book but

    I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I purchased the book but it was surprisingly good and I went on to purchase the rest of the Marnie books. It had a perfect blend of mystery, suspense, romance, and comedy. But fair warning, it has some gore and sex. I felt that the author did a wonderful job at keeping you guessing through the whole book, I wasn't able to guess the ending until the end. All in all I would definitely recommend this book to a friend (and I did)!  

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  • Posted September 20, 2014

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    This book hooked me immediately.  The word-play is terrific and

    This book hooked me immediately.  The word-play is terrific and cracked me up, often unexpectedly.  I adore Marnie and her "people skill".  Actually, I really liked all the characters.  The action was fast-paced, the story line well plotted, the dialogue amazing.  The romance?  Awkward, funny, sexy, complicated - fun!  I was so impressed with this book, halfway through I ordered everything else in this series!

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  • Posted August 27, 2014

    I read a lot of books, and it's been a long time since one kept

    I read a lot of books, and it's been a long time since one kept me this interested and made me laugh out loud.  The story is a  wonderful blend of horror, mystery, romance, and humor, and this author is first rate.

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    Posted July 31, 2014

     

     

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Interesting take on Revenants or Vampires

    I'd have give this five stars had it not contained so much vile language and of course the sex scenes with the trite 'hard bodied, tight assed' hero and MJ's (the heroine) constant talking, thinking, about sex and descriptions of her vibrator and it's use.
    Just too much unnecessary sex and extremely gory descriptions of rotting, stinking, slimey bodies exploding over everyone, including in their mouths.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    fantastic

    I loved this book. New author for me .Will read more.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Ok

    I didn't see anything anywhere that said this book is #1 of a series, and the story continues in the second book. I find this out after reading 1100+ pages. I wish B&N and the authors would make this clear on the shopping menu. This genre is unfamiliar to me, and I found myself confused and had to re read several passages to figure out what was going on. I did like the characters, however, the witty banter between them was what kept me plugging through to the end. Or, I should say, to the last page. I felt like there really was NO ending, and hate it when you have to get the next book to finish the story. If this is your style, you will probably really enjoy the books. I will not be buying the next one.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 17, 2012

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