After nearly dying at the hands of an uncontrollable ghost, Detective Kim Phillips is finally back to work with the Chicago Police Department. Sure, she’s shackled to a desk, sifting through cold cases, but it’s better than being stuck in her apartment. It lets her focus on something other than her unreliable powers, the sudden influx of Turned ghosts in the Windy City, and the continuing tension between her and her old partner, Detective Riley Cross.
That all changes when she finds the case file of a missing girl and is sucked into a vision from thirty years ago. Caught between the present and the past, Kim struggles to find answers about the case and herself. Can Kim solve the mystery of her changing powers and find the girl, or will her tenuous grasp on her powers and the investigation spiral out of control?
A short while ago I read and reviewed an incredible book called Burner which is book one in The Affinity Series, written by the talented J.S. Lenore. J.S. Lenore first book Burner was in my opinion, sensational and so I awarded it five stars. When I finished Burner I longed for more thanks for the author’s ability to hook me and so when I got my hands on Reader (the sequel to Burner) I raced through it and book lovers… it is amazing!
For those readers that do not know about what the first book Burner in the series is about, I will let you know! Burner is a paranormal detective drama which follows the feisty and driven homicide detective, Kim Phillips. Kim is no ordinary homicide detective as she can speak and interact with the dead. Due to her powers, Kim finds herself in tricky and sometimes dangerous situations and when she exorcises the ghost of a young girl, she is pulled into a chilling plot that takes her down a dark and sinister road and this book lovers is the premise of Burner.
Reader is a continuation of Kim Phillips story, the reader follows Kim as she slowly introduces herself back into work at the Chicago Police Department after a terrifying ordeal she faced with a sinister ghost in the first book. Kim is struggling with her job more as her powers are out of control, she is struggling to control them and struggling with the influx of ghosts in her city. Kim’s matters are only made worse when she starts to investigate the disappearance of a young girl. When Kim does, she is pulled into the past and gets caught between both the past and the present. The result of this is a highly entertaining story that sees Kim try to find to control her power as well as go on a mission to find the missing girl before it is too late.
The story of Reader is equally, if not more brilliant than the story laced throughout Burner. Both books are incredible but in Reader I did notice an evolution of the author’s literature. J.S. Lenore is an incredible author and in Reader she expands on her already well-developed world which is what I loved to read in a sequel! Sequels, in general, are hard to write, they are also the kind of books readers are hesitant to read because many people assume sequels are nowhere near as good as the first book. I admit that I sometimes have this attitude however when I finished reading Reader all those beliefs of mine were disproved because this sequel is excellent! J.S. Lenore is a phenomenal talent who knows how to expand on a world as well as her characters and keep her readers enticed from beginning to end.
J.S. Lenore is a talent who I adore because her writing is descriptive, detailed and exciting. Lenore manages to combine fantasy with action and the result is a thrilling ride that readers will not be able to forget for a long time. As I read Reader I felt pure excitement because Lenore manages to excite her readers with the dramatic twists and turns as well as the incredible action-packed moments that will leave the reader shocked as well as entertained. Overall Lenore’s sequel is a stellar book that will entertain, thrill and excite readers of all ages and so, I have to award Reader, just like I did Burner, five stars as it truly deserves it!
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