Walks Through Mist

Walks Through Mist

by Kim Murphy

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Witch trials in Virginia? Salem wasn’t the first…

Psychologist Shae Howard treats a patient who claims to recall nothing of the current century. Under hypnosis, Phoebe Wynne tells an astonishing tale of an ocean crossing to Colonial Jamestown, followed by near starvation and a daring escape to a nearby Indian tribe.

Although Shae’s ex-husband, seasoned police detective Lee Crowley, is intrigued by Phoebe’s story, he remains skeptical regarding her claim that she’s from the seventeenth century. A Native American himself, he does, however, admit to feeling a kinship with Phoebe. How is it that she seems to understand his pain and anger at being caught between two cultures?

Phoebe shows Lee “the dreaming,” which reveals a misty world where the Powhatan people and Colonial Jamestown come to life… and connects him to his own past. Is Phoebe delusional? A witch? Or has she indeed traveled through time?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152053746
Publisher: Kim Murphy
Publication date: 07/23/2015
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 440 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

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Walks Through Mist 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
NYM More than 1 year ago
This wasn't a book that I would have normally picked up, but I kept seeing great reviews for it, so I had to take the plunge. I'm so glad I did. A blend of history, paranormal, and romance, Walks Through Mist will appeal to many readers, regardless of their primary genre. The characters were very well written, the plot was engaging, the prose superb. It may not be suited to those who read exclusively Jason Bourne-type novels, but if you enjoy a diverse library, I highly recommend you pick up this book. Thanks to Ms. Murphy for this fantastic story.
maggietoussaint More than 1 year ago
A time travel romance richly layered with historical detail Detective Lee Crowley is called to a Virginia hospital after a Jane Doe is struck by a car, only the woman’s injuries suggest she was also physically assaulted. Since she is speaking in a foreign language, he calls his ex, Dr. Shae Howard, to help hypnotize the victim in hopes of learning her past. Over the course of multiple hypnoses, Phoebe Wynne and her twentieth century contemporaries learn of her familiarity with events from the early 1600s. The idea that she is actually from that era strikes Lee and Shae as preposterous, but the details of daily life Phoebe provides, along with her cluelessness of modern civilization are persuasive. Murphy has created a layered novel set in the Jamestown, Virgina area set in two distinct time periods, four hundred years apart. She adroitly juxtaposes eras, cultures, ethics, and perceptions. Family and love are enduring themes in this enjoyable and thought-provoking novel. I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lex Allen for Readers' Favorite Walks Through Mist is the first episode in The Dreaming by Kim Murphy and it immediately establishes an exciting start for what will undoubtedly become an enthralling series. Hit and run victim Phoebe Wynne is hospitalized with relatively minor injuries, but suffering apparent amnesia. As Phoebe is a victim of violent crime, detective Lee Crowley is called in, as well as psychologist Shae Howard, to unravel the patient’s identity and help her recover from her blackout. Phoebe, however, presents Lee and Shae with a highly unusual case and what they ultimately discover about her and themselves is far beyond anything they could have imagined. The story alternates between modern day Virginia and seventeenth-century colonial Jamestown along with the nearby Powhatan Indian tribes. Ms. Murphy takes the reader on an exciting journey through history utilizing modern day relationships, ancient old traditions and beliefs, hints of witchcraft, paranormal activities and a love affair intertwined with an unusual spin on the subject of time travel. While discovering the origins and unraveling the mystery that surrounds Phoebe, Detective Crowley also comes face to face with the unknowns that have haunted his own beginnings. The superb writing, the historical aspects that are exquisitely researched and presented, and a unique premise well told in Walks Through Mist made for one of the best reading experiences I’ve had this year. Not only can I highly recommend this novel to all lovers of mixed genre stories, including science fiction, drama, romance, history and mystery, but I’m absolutely going to be reading the next book in The Dreaming series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this e-book some time before reading it and then randomly selected it from my library with no idea of the story line. I was immediately drawn into the story, and, fascinated, could hardly bear to put it down.
Raine23611 More than 1 year ago
My first thought in the first two pages was that the writing here was far to lyrical for me, too much "purple prose." But, wow, was I wrong! As Kim Murphy delves further into the characters' lives and the historical aspects of the Virginian tribes, I was floored. (And the purple prose was due to taking the POV of a 17th century woman...so it ended up fitting nicely.) I loved everything about this book. The original concept, the mesh between history and fiction, the characters flaws, and the entire journey. Win!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book and am only taking the time to write this before I begin reading the next in the series. Wow, wow, wow! A grown-up story, with a splash of romance, and a healthy dose of the paranormal! I could not put this down! The author has made a very interesting and as close as possible to a believable story that you can imagine. So much history, absolutely fascinating storyline, you want it to be real. Highly recommended read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyed Kim Murphy's writing. She is an extremely talented author. I caught myself making any & every excuse to catch five minutes to grab my Nook and read this book. Loved the story & especially the way she wrote it. I will be buying more of her books for my Nook immediately.
MaggieSueMP More than 1 year ago
Although this wasn't the type of book I usually read, it was a very compelling and interesting story that I would definitely recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The author presented a story that built suspense piece by piece to a surprisingly believable end. I am very happy I read this book and will continue with the sequels. I am not sure how the reader’s opinion of the possibility of physic phenomena & time travel influences the reader’s enjoyment of the book. The author’s ability to weave a story in such a way as to draw the reader in to the the point where it is difficult to put the book down is consistent with other books she has written. I will eagerly look for her name when choosing books to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I so enjoy reading "time travel" genres - the author's illustration of the different culture, beliefs, moralities, amongst people within their own time versus people from another era,... is so imaginable. Then, include a murder mystery... a definite draw to continue reading the series. A 5 star rating!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If one is intrigued by the possibility of traveling back in time, but weary of early century Scotland or Erie lords and 20 - 21st century women romances, this tightly woven tale told between 17th century James Towne Indian life and 21st century disbelief, should be a welcome treat.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of time travel. This writer made it become a walking history. I laughed,I cried,I had hope, and most of all felt love . Characters were well developed.i did not want the story to end. Will read the next book . Wonderfully done!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an excellent piece of historical fiction! It was very hard to put down. I can't wait to read more from Kim Murphy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written tale of time travel. The characters are fully developed and very believable .
Elwhy More than 1 year ago
An unusual but very interesting and engaging read! I found it fascinating and it held my interest the entire book! A sort of historical/time travel/romance but unlike anything I've read. Well written and thoroughly enjoyable.
Kathy131 More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I have read by this author. I was looking for a fresh voice and am so happyt to have stumbled across this author. This book and it's wonderful characters grabbed be on page one. This story is rich in history, and has an itriguing story line. I have already moved on to two more of her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Readers of true historical fiction will enjoy this blending of past and present. The differing voices are skillfully handled and the story of Phoebe in two different time periods is easy to follow. I will be recommending this to friends and family and will no doubt be lending it out as well. (And thank you, Ms. Murphy, for allowing it to be lent!) I will definitely be looking for other books by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story! I enjoyed this book very much and highly recommend it to other readers. Well written and a unique story. Good job Kim!
bbMO More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I will read anything else Ms. Murphy writes. I was very interested in the historical aspect mostly, especially the Native Americans and how they interacted with the Jamestown colonists. I thought the characters were likable. The way time travel issue was written, it actually seemed feasible. As soon as I finished this book, I immediately bought the next book in the series.
BeethovenRH More than 1 year ago
I wasn't expecting a great book, and I was very pleasantly surprised. The research that went into the writing of this book was most appreciated. The character development was excellent. Phoebe/Walks Through Mist was so well portrayed that I began imagining her as an Indian. The characters were believable and written in shades of gray rather than black and white. All were human with human foibles and I could identify with many of the characters. I was asked to suspend animation just enough - not too much. The book made me think and I never expected the ending though there were clues. Well done.