Deja Who is the first book in a new series by MaryJanice Davidson. The premise is exciting and intriguing. Basically, “Insighters”, with a little bit of help from a drug given to the patient, can see past lives. They can see every bad thing that you've ever done, or that has ever been done to you. Insighters work with law enforcement, and there are many new laws in place that prohibit the use of past lives or allows the use of past lives in certain cases.
All of that sounds really exciting! But the one thing missing from the entire book was excitement! There was nothing motivating me to continue reading. The characters were very one dimensional and flat, which is ironic because you get clues about who they are from their past lives. The witty dialogue was the only thing that really moved me from page to page.
The entire plot was boring, and moved at a very slow pace. It took me a very long time to drag myself through the whole book. Overall I'm disappointed that this book wasn't very good. I was so excited over the premise and the promise of MaryJanice Davidson's writing.
From the author of the New York Times bestselling Undead novels comes a delightfully addictive new series about past lives and bad habits—and one woman paranormally predisposed to getting at the bottom of both. It’s her job.
You couldn’t arrest for murder someone who had killed in his last life. You couldn’t bring a civil suit against such people, either. They could only be legally penalized for what they did this time around—and what a dark circus the legal system had been before that legislation passed! (It was still a dark circus, but perhaps not as dark.) But you could spot them, and watch them. You could set traps for them.
Leah Nazir is an Insighter. Reincarnation is her business. But while her clients’ pasts are a mess, Leah’s is nothing short of tragedy. She’s been murdered. A lot. If left to that bitch, destiny, it’ll happen again. Leah wants to know who’s been following her through time, and who’s been stalking her in the present...
P.I. Archer Drake has been hired by Leah’s mother to keep an eye on her. But the more time he spends watching, the more he finds himself infatuated. Before long, he even finds himself agreeing to help find the person who wants her dead. Over and over again.
Now going full-on “rewind,” Leah hopes it can stave off the inevitable. After all, she’s grown fond of this life—and even fonder of nerdy Archer. But changing her pattern means finding out who her killer is today. And as Leah fears, that could be anyone she has come to know and trust. Anyone.