Double Cross by Carolyn Crane

Written by OBS staff member Katie

Justine Jones lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she was lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard, who gifts her with extraordinary mental powers—dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.

But now serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.

As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men—one on a journey of redemption, the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.


‘Crane has me spiraling in to an addiction, that can only get worse.’

The first book in the Justine Jones trilogy was fantastic! But it has nothing on it’s sequel Double Cross.

Double Cross will take you on a crazy ride filled filled with ups, downs, spins, and twists. I don’t think I have ever been so emotionally confused in my life when reading. It’s almost like I became Justine, I have gotten so attached to the characters and their stories.

The whole book is like one big action flick, the plots moves along steadily and then BAM!! The last half turns in to a whirlwind. The truth about Henjii and Packards past finally has some light shed on it. Justine gains the freedom she has wanted and finds the man she is truly happy with, or so she thinks. The very last few chapters had me screaming at the book. (Well mentally screaming, I don’t think my teacher would have appreciated me interrupting her class.) I just can’t believe things ended that way or that Packard gave up that easily. Hopefully things will be set ‘right’.

I really wish I had more to say but I just can not put in to words how amazing this book was to read. I am baffled by it’s awesomeness and don’t think any words that come out of my mouth to describe it will give it justice! The best thing to do is go out and read it your self you will not be disappointed.

Double Cross left me ‘glorying’ and anxious for whats to come! (Pun intended)