The gift, or curse, of empathic vision is bequeathed to reporter Charlie Trudeau after she witnesses the horrifying murder of a stranger who has called her by name. True Vision by Joyce Lamb is the first in a trilogy centering on psychic ability, which in Charlie’s case means reliving another person’s experience when triggered by skin-to-skin contact. Charlie has the zeal to be a top notch investigative reporter but her rebellion against the muzzling of the press in favor of currying advertising dollars has pervasive and alarming effects upon her and those around her. The startling discovery that she can relive any event causing strong emotions if she has contact with another person’s skin leads Charlie on an investigation that could destroy not just her livelihood but her very life. Noah Lassiter, a visiting Chicago detective searching for the reasons behind his friend’s murder embroils Charlie in a dangerous investigation that could destroy her already dysfunctional family. Their inexplicable attraction to each other may hinder or help the investigation but someone may be trying to ensure that the murder is never solved, no matter who has to be silenced.
True Vision is an interesting variation on the premise of psychic abilities but a little uneven in some of the exposition of the plot. Nice chemistry between Charlie and Noah but difficult to believe Charlie’s relationship with her parents and lack of guidance from her grandmother resulting in total ignorance of the family’s gifts. Enjoyable read and sufficient teasers to make one anxious for the next in the series which will undoubtedly feature the other two sisters as they develop their own powers.
The author of Cold Midnight delivers a new paranormal suspense trilogy...
A newspaper reporter is living an ordinary life, until witnessing a fatal hit-and-run accident gives her an intense psychic power she has no clue how to handle-and brings a Chicago police detective to her doorstep.