Clairvoyant and Present Danger
Bay Island Psychic Mystery, Book #3
By Lena Gregory
Author website: www.lenagregory.com
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Kayt
A haunting vision reveals a ghostly grave in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Occult and Battery.
Whoever said that dead men tell no tales has never met Cass Donovan…
Cass has always relied on her abilities to guide her, but after communications with a ghost land her in the middle of a murder investigation, she has to wonder if her gifts are really more a curse.
Cass knows she is meant to help track down the killer–much to the chagrin of local law enforcement–when the apparition leads her to a dead body on the beach near her psychic shop, Mystical Musings. But the police are not the only ones who wish Cass would stick to reading palms. Someone is trying to scare her off, and it will take all her powers of premonition to catch the killer before Cass herself becomes the next victim…
Cass Donovan never really thought she was psychic, but now she is seeing a spirit that is haunting her nights. She has not had any sleep and if that is not bad enough this apparition is coming to her in her waking hours now. I have to say one of the reasons I enjoyed the first two in this delightful series is that for a paranormal cozy, they were not so “woo-woo”. For me, paranormal is not really my cup of tea in a cozy. Not sure why since I enjoy paranormal reads. So when I read that Cass was going to be seeing spirits, I was a bit disappointed. Well, I was mistaken. Author Lena Gregory handled it with the same style and “spirit” she has written the others in this series and her new series (which I love). Even if you are not a fan of the ghost world invading your cozy, give this one a go. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
Cass is a wonderful character that is believable, flawed and a hoot. Of course Beast is my favorite, lol. I really enjoy her friends Bee and Stephanie and the whole supporting cast. Small town at it’s best on Bay Island. I can easily picture the town and people due to the great writing style of this author. The characters are well developed and entertaining. The story is intense and mesmerizing. Plenty of red herrings, but not so many as to be on overdrive. I was happy to see Cass’s business doing well and expanding. Now with her seeing spirits and being lead to a body, who knows how much busier she will be.
I really enjoyed that the characters are pulling together even more, with Tank becoming a bit softer and Cass’s relationship could be heading in the right direction finally. Beast is even getting trained. I liked how Cass came to terms with seeing the spirit and maybe having real psychic abilities. For me that helped me deal with the introduction of even more paranormal events. The fact that there could be an older murder and on top of that a newer one lead to even more questions and kept me guessing till the final reveal.
Even though Clairvoyant and Present Danger is the third book in this entertaining series, I do not think the reader would have any trouble if they read this first. Author Gregory does a great job of getting the reader up to speed without dragging down the tempo and flow of this enjoyable read. Changes are coming to Bay Island for several characters, not just Cass. That was a pleasant surprise as well. I really like these characters and enjoy visiting Bay Island. I would probably have to take Beast home with me though. Drop in on this great series and get swept up in the drama and fun of these intriguing characters.