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Mind Over Matter

by S.J. Clarke

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Synopsis

For three years Rebecca McKenney grieved the loss of her daughter. Now, a vision showing Sabrina three years older, suggests her baby is still alive, and the FBI agent who gave up the search is the only one who can help find her. Rebecca once witnessed a psychic connection between Agent Cooper and her daughter. She only hopes their fragile bond remains – and that the coward has the decency to pursue it.

Special Agent Dan Cooper, haunted by a tragic mistake made early in the investigation, agrees to help Rebecca to ease his conscience, if nothing else. Together they fight inner demons, all too real bad guys, and an attraction neither wants to admit to. Each step closer to finding her daughter unearths wide-spread deception and an evil so vile it threatens to break Rebecca's spirit. The thought of having her daughter back in her arms is all that keeps her going. Until she learns the horrifying truth – her daughter is scheduled to die in mere days.

Bec's Rating

Bec's Review

This story delves into the disappearance of Rebecca’s daughter, and her romantic involvement with former FBI officer Dan Cooper. However it’s not just a standard kidnapping story, rather there are supernatural elements that often provide certain clues, complete with visions. If I didn’t already know the genre, I’d classify this book more as a romance book, with elements of a supernatural detective story. And while the story was stronger on the detective story (with some elements more predictable than others), I wasn’t entirely convinced on the romance side of things.

On the detective side of thing the story was nicely placed, with revelations coming in an orderly manner. As the reader you suspected and even found out certain things before Rebecca and Dan were even aware of them, but not before having time to create your own theories. There was enough room for there still to be things to be revealed in the chapter that last deals with the detective side of the story, with even a slight mystery coming after all has been revealed, leaving room for these particular culprits to strike again.

On the romantic side however I felt the story was rushed. While the book follows the standard 3 part model that most romantic stories follow, I felt the part where the characters develop an attraction and fall into bed together happened very quickly and was surprised, given what was written, by how quickly this all happened. I felt there was a lot of things unsaid about the couples history that may have influenced this, but since I only had the contents of the book to go off, this romantic side seemed rushed and in need of some work, which brings down the overall rating.

Overall this is a good read. Maybe I’m just being fussy about the romantic side and you’ll feel it’s completely natural. It’s a fairly light read as well, one that is easy to get through. Definitely read this book if romance, the supernatural and/or crime are some of your favourite genres, or if you’re looking for something light and fun with a little bit of mystery.

Disclaimer: May not be appropriate for children due to violence and sex.