Review: Suddenly Psychic by Elisabeth Hunter
Every woman goes through changes in their forties.
Just not… these changes.
Robin Brannon was a normal wife, mom, and antique shop owner until a brush with death turned her day-to-day life upside down. Now she and her two best friends are seeing things that belong in a fantasy novel. Ghosts. Visions. Omens of doom. Nothing that belongs in the peaceful mountain town they call home.
Added to that, Robin’s marriage is on the rocks, her grandmother’s health is failing, her mother is driving away the customers at her shop, her teenage daughter refuses to get her drivers’ license, and her left knee aches every darn morning.
Robin doesn’t have the time, energy, or knees to unearth the secrets buried at the bottom of Glimmer Lake, but fate doesn’t seem to care. Some secrets are just dying to be exposed.
Suddenly Psychic is a stand-alone paranormal women’s fiction, and the first book in the Glimmer Lake series by USA Today Bestseller, Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries.
Dear Elisabeth Hunter,
Let me state upfront I do not usually read much of m/f romance, but a good friend recommended these series and I enjoyed the first book more than I expected to. I think it was well written and the characters were very appealing.
Robin and her two friends Val and Monica are all in their mid forties and all have some kind of problems in their personal lives and in their professional lives as well. At some point Robin and her friends get into a car accident and pretty much almost die – almost drown in the lake. They do not drown, they all managed to get out. Robin thinks that it is because the young man helped them open the door of their car. As I said they all get out alive and without any major medical consequences.
Only there are consequences of other kind. It seems that all three women obtained some kind of supernatural powers. Robin can now see ghosts. If Val touches things that belonged to other people, she can see what people who owned those things were doing at the time and Monika gets premonitions.
TV show “Charmed” anybody? :)
Somehow the mixture of real and paranormal very much worked for me in this story. Again, I blame the decent writing and characters coming alive on the pages. Robin and her friends are just relatable to me and not because the issues I deal with in my regular life are the same, they just seem to talk and act close to how human beings would act – no matter if they are dealing with the supernatural or natural problems :). Most importantly they all felt like good people to me, not perfect, but good and again in this story such characterization worked for me.
While all three friends have the role to play, Robin plays a main part in this book and from what I understand Val and Monica will be the main characters in the next ones.
The supernatural mystery of the sorts involves ghosts and Robin’s new found ability to see them and talk to them. It also involves Robin dealing with some issues in her family and finding ways to have even happier future both in her personal and professional life. B/B-