Sun, sea, sand and ... a psychic.
Meet Nathen Turner - a normal man with a paranormal gift. He just doesn't know it yet ...
From Las Vegas to Whitby, psychic medium Nathen Turner offers comfort and closure to his loyal clientele. But it is all an act – Turner doesn't believe in the spirit world or any form of afterlife. He fakes his 'special abilities' using a bagful of conjuring tricks and intuition. Then, during a sham séance, a ghostly voice calls out to him. The 'fake' psychic medium has unwittingly opened a very real door into the supernatural. A door that has humorous, and frightening consequences.
Set in Las Vegas, Whitby and Japan, Mirror on the Soul is the first novel in the Nathen Turner supernatural thriller series. The novel is a fast-paced and humorous thriller steeped in supernatural lore that explores the techniques used by fake psychic mediums.
Praise for Mirror on the Soul:
“A fun romp for any reader.” – Amanda Monell for US Review Site, Readers’ Favorite.
“Gripping and original, with unforgettable characters ... a frighteningly good read.” – Jack Magnus for US Review Site, Readers’ Favorite.
“Fast paced thriller steeped in supernatural lore. Plenty of thrills and enough humour that fans of the genre will happily dive into the world of Nathen Turner and enjoy their stay. A thrilling start for what promises to be an intriguing series.” – Kayti Nika Raet for US Review Site, Readers’ Favorite.
“Atmospheric and entertaining thriller, told with style and humour.” – Karol Griffiths, Hollywood script editor.
About the author:
British author, Andrew Langley, started writing professionally over thirty years ago to accompany his work as a photojournalist. In a wide-ranging career that has seen him travel the world, his work has featured in national newspapers, a number of books and on television. With the onset of multiple sclerosis, Andrew now lives a more sedentary lifestyle, creating his new adventures on paper. Mirror on the Soul is his debut novel.
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Nathen Turner returns in Dark Nights of the Soul, due for release Halloween 2016.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I kinda like stories about “fake” psychics and the “real” supernatural. Jamie Vegas is one of my favorite characters in Kelley Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, and I always wanted a sequel to the movie Ghost about Whoopie Goldberg’s character dealing with her newfound ability to talk to the dead (I loved Mentalist, too, but no supernatural there). So Mirror on the Soul, by Andrew Langley, seemed right up my alley! Mirror starts out in Las Vegas where Nathan Turner is attending a psychic convention. He does a few readings while he’s there, so the reader gets to learn about the tricks Nathan uses to “read” his customers. This is the part about fake psychics I like; I want to know how they can dupe people so well–partly because the psychology is so interesting and partly to better educate myself on how not to be duped. Not that I see psychics a lot, but still. Forewarned is forearmed, right? After leaving Las Vegas, with its bright lights and blatant commercialism, Nathan returns home to Whitby in England, a beautiful gothic town on the coast – the town where Bram Stoker wrote Dracula, actually. A town in which it would be very easy to believe in the supernatural. Easier than in Vegas, anyway. Any supernatural activity in Vegas is focused solely on parting you from your money, I’m sure. In Whitby, the “real” supernatural comes calling for Nathan, and from this point on, it’s a classic vengeance ghost story with a slight Japanese twist. Yay for vengeance! Copy provided by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. Review courtesy of onebooktwo.com | one book, two reviews.
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite In Mirror on the Soul, the first in a psychic thriller series by Andrew Langley, Nathen Turner is a phony psychic who travels the world pretending to connect with the dead. A person who keeps mostly to himself, Turner's adventures begin when he returns to his home in Whitby, a former fishing town also famous for being the home of Dracula. A ghostly voice calls to him during a routine seance, and strange phenomena occur that make him start to question his stance on ghosts and the dead. And this one is no friendly Casper; she's out for revenge. With the help of his friend, Turner has to find out what happened before the ghost wreaks havoc on his world. There's no faking this one. Starting in Las Vegas and in Japan, Mirror on the Soul by Andrew Langley is a fast paced thriller steeped in supernatural lore, giving readers a hint of the tactics behind fraudulent psychic mediums. I enjoyed Mirror on the Soul quite a bit. Langley sets the stage well as we get a sort of behind the scenes peek into Turner before we are whisked back to Whitby. The plot is well crafted and there are enough twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. There are plenty of thrills and enough humor that fans of the genre will happily dive into the world of Nathen Turner and enjoy their stay. A thrilling start to what promises to be an intriguing series.
Reviewed by Amanda Monell for Readers' Favorite Mirror on the Soul is an exhilarating supernatural journey brought to us by Andrew Langley. As he is flying home from a convention in Las Vegas, Nathen Turner, a charlatan in psychic’s clothing, meets an irresistible flight attendant named Jade and is absolutely dumbfounded when she passes him her phone number. When Nathen conducts a séance for a local hotel owner, at first he employed some of his usual theatrics; however, at the close of the ceremony, he had a vision which absolutely terrified him. As part of his payment, his client gives him a mysterious puzzle box left behind by a previous guest. As the weekend approaches, Nathen contacts Jade, who is more than willing to come out for a brief holiday. As the two of them start to connect, strange occurrences start popping up in town, leaving Nathen, a deceiver in his own right, to wonder who he can trust. Mirror on the Soul by Andrew Langley is definitely a fun romp for any reader. It is part horror, part thriller and suspense, and with a splash of humor this novel doesn’t take itself too seriously which so many novels in this genre are prone to do. Nathen’s self-deprecating humor and Jade’s fiery spirit are the perfect combination; balancing the light hearted nature of the living with the darker and more somber aspect of the dead. As the book came to a close, I felt as though this was just the beginning for this couple, in love and adventures.
Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite Mirror on the Soul: The First Nathen Turner Novel is a supernatural novel written by Andrew Langley. Nathen Turner is a professional medium; he brings solace to the bereaved and seems to know intuitively why his customers are seeking his assistance. While he’s aware of the murky morality of his profession, he’s able to assuage his conscience with the thought that he brings comfort and closure to his clients. His week-long vacation in Las Vegas was topped by two successful consultations, both of which left him with more money than he had hoped for. After a brief stop at his favorite Western attire store, he boarded a plane bound for his home in Whitby, England. When he’s discovered holding the hand of his older female seatmate, after some particularly troubling air turbulence, by the air stewardess, he’s perplexed by her sudden attack of hilarity. He’s even more puzzled when she gives him her number and asks him to call her. This kind of thing never happens to him. Andrew Langley’s supernatural mystery, Mirror on the Soul, is an absorbing and frighteningly good read. Nathen Turner is what he is, and the reader can’t deny that he’s good at what he does. I particularly enjoyed seeing how he reads his clients for cues and clues as part of his strategy for appearing to have psychic abilities. While the gadgets he uses to create ghostly tapping and measure spiritual essence are undoubtedly dodgy, his ability to gather data and interpret it so well reminded me quite strongly of the skills that made the fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, such an inspired consulting detective. Mirror on the Soul is atmospheric and chilling, as one might expect with the author’s decision to base his hero in the town where Stoker’s Victorian classic, Dracula, was set. Langley’s plot is gripping and original, and his characters, especially Nathen Turner and his dog Kyle, are unforgettable. I had a marvelous time reading Mirror on the Soul, and I highly recommend it.