First Visions: Second Sight Book One

First Visions: Second Sight Book One

by Heather Wood

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Overview

Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she dropped out of college and spent most of her days holed up at her mother's home.

Now another child has been abducted. Police detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate for her help in solving the case. Reluctantly, Kate agrees and they must work together to bring 8-year-old Cori Preston home to her family. Although attracted to one another, Jared has a girlfriend with ties to the abduction case and Kate is sarcastic and guarded since her coma. With visions she can't control and an uncontrollable attraction to the detective, she wonders if she can leave the past behind and finally stop hiding from the world. Otherwise, Cori may be lost forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781470171575
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 04/22/2012
Pages: 230
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Heather Topham Wood graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Working full-time as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine, she writes fiction novels in her spare time. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. First Visions is her debut novel and the first book in the Second Sight series.

Follow Heather on Twitter and her blog:
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First Visions: Second Sight Book One 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
DaniC More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book like this one before. First Visions is about a girl who wakes up from a coma and is able to help find missing people through the visions she has when she is asleep. This plot keeps you on your toes as you hope that they will find the missing girl in time. Kate, the unwilling psychic, was a bit immature at times and quite snarky. She is trying to live a normal life when she is asked to help find a girl who was taken from her home. As she starts to have visions of what happened to the girl, she also starts to have feelings for the detective. If you are looking for something with mystery, romance and psychics – then this is the book for you!
dpchapman on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have never read a book like this one before. First Visions is about a girl who wakes up from a coma and is able to help find missing people through the visions she has when she is asleep. This plot keeps you on your toes as you hope that they will find the missing girl in time.Kate, the unwilling psychic, was a bit immature at times and quite snarky. She is trying to live a normal life when she is asked to help find a girl who was taken from her home. As she starts to have visions of what happened to the girl, she also starts to have feelings for the detective.If you are looking for something with mystery, romance and psychics ¿ then this is the book for you!
dpappas on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I haven't read much ya paranormal books before so I was interested in trying something new (to me) and reading this book. At first I found the main character, Kate, to be somewhat awkward and annoying. She is 21 years old yet in the beginning of the book she seemed to have the maturity of a 14 year old. Once I read more backstory about her I realized that there was a reason why she is that way. I enjoyed seeing her grow more mature and more comfortable with herself as the book progressed.I liked the friendship that Kate and Jared first develop when he asks her to help with finding Cori. I was really pulling for them to become more than that. I started to hate Nikki so much that I started becoming suspicious of her (In my ramblings in my mind Nikki had something to do with her sister's disappearance). I loved what Kate and Jared's relationship developed into and was left wanting to read more about them.Overall I would recommend this to fans of the ya paranormal genre. I'm glad that I decided to branch out and try something new.[I received this book from a Librarything Member's giveaway, that does not affect the content of my review in any way.]
ReviewsFromTheHeart on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Kate Edwards is tired of being labeled as a freak, and that is precisely why she has remained hidden away from friends, family and being in the public eye. Ever since she awakened from a coma caused by bacterial meningitis, she was given a gift, yet she considers it a curse. She was given what some call, "second sight" or psychic abilities. She has no control over what she will see when she falls asleep at night. Her dreams become visions she sees through the eyes of another person, but of events that have already happened. She doesn't see the future.So when she woke from her coma with precise details of a recent kidnapping including providing the description and location of the suspects, she became what some would call a "freak." It isolated her from people she considered as friends, had to enroll in an on line college course to avoid the constant stares and whispers whenever she walked by. The media circus surrounding her success in the Matt Spencer case was more than she could handle. She told people it was a one time thing and she didn't have the abilities to find other missing persons. But that was a lie. She continued to see things she shouldn't and the onslaught of mail from people searching for a lost family member was difficult to endure. She felt that she could only see visions of people who were still alive, how could she tell people that she believed the person they were looking for were dead, or simply chose to walk away from their previous life.So when Detective Jared Corbett, shows up a her door asking for her help in the recent kidnapping of an eight-year-old girl, Corinne Preston, she has a hard time telling him no, especially when he is so great looking. She learns that one of the reasons he is pursuing this case is because the victim, Corinne is the sister of her girlfriend, which automatically keeps her social status from becoming anything more than single. But she is drawn to him in a way like no other. Perhaps its because he can relate to her, his aunt also has the ability to predict the future in some aspects and he knows how ruthless the public can be.In the novel, First Visions: Second Sight by Heather Topham Wood, the reader is immediately drawn into the character of Kate and can sympathize with her emotions of wanting to help but doesn't want to go through what she did when she helped with Matt's case. She finally agrees to help if Jared can keep her from being linked to this case, promising him that her visions aren't something she has control over. What she gets when she dreams is completely unpredictable, it could be a past event in the life of her parents, friends or even the kidnapping victim, but since he is so cute, she offers to help. In this novel, Kate will get more than she bargained for.I received First Visions: Second Sight compliments of My Reading Addictions Book Tours for my honest review and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The writing was wonderful and keep me moving so much I didn't want to put it down. I love the vulnerability that Heather writes into her characters and keeps them flawed in ways, it makes it more believable for the reader to relate to and I love Kate's personality. My readers should be warned however as there are some elements that some may not find favorable. There is some profanity, references to Wicca witches and some sexual content. With that warning however, the story line is amazing in this series. It reminds me of the television series the Medium and I look forward to reading more in this new series. I would rate this one a 4 out of 5 stars based on my rating system and think Heather Topham Wood is off to a great starting in writing!
croknot1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Although this is her debut novel, Ms. Wood writes like a pro. I loved this book, and can't wait to read more. It was very hard for me to put down. Her charcters were so real, I felt I knew them all. More, please!
rockygirl1 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, but I really think that I enjoyed it more for the romantic elements than for the paranormal elements that were included and the book appeared to be written about. don’t get me wrong, I found myself interested to see if the little girl would be found, and  intrigued in the background of the case, but that really wasn’t what held my interest in the story.  What kept my attention and kept me reading was the budding romance between Jared and Kate.
MyReadAddiction More than 1 year ago
Well, to start with, it is a BEAUTIFUL cover! I am a huge fan of the Upper YA category. I guess you would say college age. Not necessarily in college but of age to be. Kate has been through a lot in her life. She suffers a coma and wakes up having had a vision of missing child. She is thrust into the spotlight and loses everything. She feels the need to seclude herself and ignore her visions. Jared is a detective who has a personal connection to a missing child. He will do whatever it takes to find his girlfriends little sister, even digging up old stories and information on a local girl who helped police find a missing child. Kate is VERY reluctant to help Jared. For one, she is fighting a huge attraction to him, but hello he has a girlfriend. For two, she does not want to be in the media again after what happened last time. After making a deal they begin working together. As more and more is uncovered on the case, the closer they are becoming. They can't fight there attraction, but then there is Jared's girlfriend to consider. I loved the way the attraction between Kate and Jared progressed. The case seemed real and the visions were well written and intense. This was just an overall great story! Maybe not your average YA Paranormal, but definitely something to take a chance on. A breathe of fresh air! (