In the smoldering Memphis summer, someone is terrorizing the broken-down Deluxe Hotel, leaving dead women in the walls and the police out of ideas. But psychic private investigator Caitlyn O’Connell is the only one who can track the clues. Alongside her sexy ex-husband, (sometimes-boyfriend), Sam Pierce, Cait must find the killer while struggling with the “gift” that has cost her nearly everything.
The second book in the Caitlyn O’Connell series, this paranormal romance steams with Memphis heat as Cait and Sam enter into the dark world once more.
About the Author
Delilah Devlin was born in Spokane, Washington, and spent her childhood as a US Air Force brat. As an adult, she rebelled and went into the army, the first of several careers that would guide her around the world. Today she makes her home in Arkansas and continues to travel. The award-winning author of several paranormal romance, erotic romance, and erotica novels, novellas, and short stories, she channels her interests in mythology, history, and the occult into her writing.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is the second book in the Caitlyn O'Connell series. The first book, Lost Souls, in no way prepared me for the storm that was coming with this book. This book didn't just take us to the next level, it basically leapt ahead several, skipping over them without warning. So Caitlyn's secret 'woo woo' life has been revealed to the most important and influential men in her life: her ex-husband Sam, her current PI partner, Jason and her ex-boss on the police force, Leland. They are slowly coming to terms to having their eyes forcefully opened to what Cait has known about all along. Cait is dragging her feet about once again become submersing herself in that life. However, when what should have been a standard cheating spouse case for Cait and Jason, turns into a weird and explainable murder, she will have to do more than pay lip service. Cait and Jason are following a woman into a seedy hotel, when there is a flash of light, a scream and then she disappears. There is crime scene tape across the door of the room she went into. When she contacts Sam, it turns out that they had found the remains of the woman's mummified body inside the wall, where she had been for the past 40 years. It's a real good thing that Sam and Leland are now in the 'know'. Warning: There is a moment in this book that shocked me to my core. It was so unexpected, that I literally cried for over 30 minutes as I listened to a section. The author ripped my heart right out of my chest. Do you have any idea how hard it is to drive and cry at the same time? And Natalie Ross. That woman deserved an Oscar for the performance she gave. She held me in the palm of her hand as she transported me into the story, I felt like I was there living it with Cait. The first book was good, but this one was astonishing. It is worth everyone one of the 5 stars I gave it.
~Reviewed by ANGELA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog “…where Shattered Soul was exhilarating in its storyline, Lost Souls’ strength was in its gut-wrenching and heart piercing events. Ms. Devlin had me in tears, and my heart still aches remembering what had happened. I have nothing but praises for this book, simply a job well done by Ms. Devlin.” ~Under the Covers I have been waiting for this book since reading the first installment, Shattered Souls early this year. I rated that book 5/5 stars and added to UTC’s Top Pick list for 2013. Well, hells bells, the year is not over yet and Caitlyn O’Connell yet again made it to that list. Ms. Devlin really got this series pegged to be one of the best UF books around. Cait, who is a recovering alcoholic, ex-cop, now private investigator with witchery and magic in her background is working on many things to improve her life. ~FIRST is her sobriety. She may not admit it yet, but she is a recovering alcoholic and working hard to keep it that way. Almost to that point anyway, but if she doesn’t realize it soon, it is only a matter of time before she falls off that wagon. I hope not though because I consider her strong in her own way , but with the stress that she goes through in each book…she teeters at the very edge of failure. I am rooting for her to keep it as is. ~SECOND is her relationship with her ex-husband, Sam. Trust has always been an issue with Sam and Cait. It’s what caused their divorce. The secrecy of Cait’s magical background which was the very reason that drove her to alcoholism really took a toll on their marriage. Knowing friends on both ends of the spectrum, I don’t blame Sam , and I understand where Cait is coming from. Trust is just hard to get back once it’s lost. It’s a destructive situation if the both parties are not willing to give a little. Fortunately, Sam and Cait will be in a predicament and will be given a real chance at their relationship. Sometimes, it really takes for someone to hit the very bottom of the barrel before realizing what needs to be done. ~LAST is embracing what she is. She is a witch and well connected in a magical world that she just cannot avoid. She is born of magic and has a sixth sense of seeing ghost, demons and other paranormals. Because of this connection, she will again, take on a job she enjoys , and this will give her the opportunity to get close to Sam. I thought with her embracing this part of her was a great idea and served the purpose of getting Sam’s respect and trust back. Now that he knows what she is, he can better understand her. And ultimately, this book is about their relationship. The case they are working on will give them the chance to get to know each other all over again. Not even Morin can get in the way. Morin, a sorcerer from Cait’s past had a big impact on her relationship with Sam and honestly, I didn’t expect it. I may have had my eyes on Morin, but after seeing Sam and Cait’s connection, my opinions of these men had a complete turn. I now have much respect for Morin and Sam has utterly captured my heart. Ms. Devlin yet again, delivered a good balance of romance, nail-biting scenes and an exhilarating story line. But what had me captivated was the emotional aspects of this novel. Though the magic and witchery element can be debated as non-fiction, every emotional factor was every bit realistic. I had felt every pain and loss that the characters went through. I have to say, where Shattered Soul was exhilarating in its storyline, Lost Souls’ strength was in its gut-wrenching and heart piercing events. Ms. Devlin had me in tears, and my heart still aches remembering what had happened. I have nothing but praises for this book, simply a job well done by Ms. Devlin. *ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review