Paige Aldridge's adventures continue as she learns more of her developing powers, while she deepens her relationships with her partner and her sister. Can she regain control of her own mind before the powers that threaten to tear her apart claim her sanity and the life of a ten year old girl? Past, present, and future all collide with fear in this chilling sequel.
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Paige is on the hunt for a missing boy. She keeps trying to find him in the Collective Conscious but she cannot sense him. She is afraid that Sherman did something to her abilities and she is afraid that Sean is not alive. Junna is having bad dreams about another Reader names Randy and a girl, Hannah that has a lot of evil power in her. Paige and Junna decided to go find Randy to help him. But Hannah has a lot more than they were expecting to find and it’s going to test all of their abilities. As Paige fights to use her abilities Junna is temped by evil. Will they be able to save Hannah? This series just keeps getting better. Poor Paige is so broken from the loss of her family and the abuse of Sherman. She is trying to connect to the Collective Conscious and just keeps having trouble. And poor Junna, it’s such a find line between good and evil. I can’t sit down and just read a couple pages. It is so easy to get sucked into the book. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. I can’t wait to see what happens to Paige and Junna next. I received a copy of Left in the Dark from White Handed PR for free in exchange for an honest review.
Emphasis shifts from Paige to Junna and from mind reading to demonic possession in Left in the Dark, the second installment in Lynn Tincher's Mind Bending series. The relationship between the newly reunited sisters is explored in greater depth as they continue to explore their psychic abilities. Their bond is strengthened as they work to save two children in danger. Junna dreams of Hannah, a troubled girl who is exhibiting strange behavior. Hannah is terrified after being scratched by a shadow figure in the night. Yet she demonstrates a strong mental power by attempting to strangle Randy - a mind reader and her legal guardian, without the use of her hands. The contradiction between her overwhelming fear and her menacing strength has Randy at his wit's end. When Randy's connects with Junna through her dreams, she arrives on his doorstep with Paige in tow and instantly forms a connection with Hannah. Paige decides to invite Randy and Hannah to her home for Christmas in the hope that together the three of them can help the girl. But Paige is having trouble coming to terms with her psychic tendencies. As she tries to find a missing boy, she feels mentally blocked. As her relationship with Jay progresses, she fears that he is not truly accepting her new found abilities. She does not want to rush into marriage and is afraid that Jay is planning to propose on Christmas. Yet Paige achieves a breakthrough when she is able to find the kidnapped boy. But her triumph is short-lived when Hannah's arrival quickly turns violent. Paige, Junna and Randy turn to their FBI contact, Agent Riggs. He calls in an exorcist named Evan. Junna is immediately attracted to Evan but her insecurity keeps her from making a move. During the exorcism, things get intense when Hannah begins growling and a masculine voice comes from her unmoving lips. When Paige makes eye contact with the girl, she is transported to a psychic realm and encounters a familiar adversary. It is up to Junna and Randy to enter this dimension to save Paige and rid Hannah of her tormentor. The conclusion offers a glimpse into the plot line of the third book as the roles of Paige, Junna and Randy are defined in a far reaching way. Does death really bring an end to a psychic's abilities? Does the quest for revenge live on? In terms of plot, Tincher ups her game in the sequel. She masterfully weaves the interactions of the main characters while introducing new faces into the mix. The relationship of Paige and Jay is put to the test. While the interior life of Junna is more fully explored. The introduction of Randy and Evan into Junna's life foreshadows a possible love triangle. The overuse of certain characteristics is a drawback. Paige's obsession with the amount of cream and sugar in her coffee is overstated and she spends too much time in the bathtub/shower. For upcoming editions, presenting the characters in new ways is required. Overall, Tincher delivers in the sequel and leaves the reader eagerly anticipating the third.