This Week's Review Sheds Light On. . .
Left in the Dark
Set a few months after the events in Afterthoughts, Detective Paige Aldridge is settling into her new routine. One that involves marrying her emerging abilities with work, a new boyfriend, and a burgeoning relationship with a sister she never knew existed.
What could possibly go wrong?
As it transpires, quite a lot:
Paige Aldridge's adventures continue as she learns more of her developing powers, while she deepens her relationships with her partner and her sister. Can she regain control of her own mind before the powers that threaten to tear her apart claim her sanity and the life of a ten year old girl? Past, present, and future all collide with fear in this chilling sequel.X
A canny blurb hides the depth of what Detective Aldridge has to face.
As I mentioned, Detective Aldridge is settling into a new routine. Outwardly, things are going well. She’s learning more about her new abilities and even manages to use them to help an old school friend find her missing son.
Meanwhile, Junna suffers a series of ongoing nightmares. Nightmares involving two other people that are sooo real, she becomes increasingly concerned that someone’s life is in danger.
Spurred on by her success with the missing boy, Paige suggests they try and solve the mystery of the nightmares by hunting down the persons concerned. In doing so, they trigger a series of catastrophic events that reveal new dangers they are not prepared to handle.
I particularly liked the way Lynn Tincher doesn’t give her characters free license to be instant experts omniscient superhuman powers. They’re fragile. Flawed. They have a lot to learn. That makes them vulnerable, adding a sense of realism