Title: Dead Silent
Series: Cold Case Psychic: Book Three
Author: Pandora Pine
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 210 Pages
Category: Paranormal, Mystery
At a Glance: Once again I’m disappointed not to have the next book in the series in my hand right now. Watch this space as I share my new obsession with you when it comes out.
Reviewed By: Jenn
Blurb: After a dramatic end to the Justin Wilson case, Psychic, Tennyson Grimm heads to a small island off the coast of Maine, hoping to clear his mind and renew his spirit. When the dead won’t let Tennyson rest, the psychic curses his gift and orders the spirits to leave him. He wakes the next morning to silence, and finds truth in the saying, “Be careful what you wish for.”
Detective Ronan O’Mara has been tasked by his boss with the chore of finding a more “sedate” cold case to investigate this time around. The handsome cop is only too happy to oblige. He chooses the twenty-year-old case of a family patriarch who was murdered on Christmas night, 1997. The only possible suspects are either his wife or his daughter, who were both with him at the time of his death. Ronan figures this one will be a piece of cake. All he has to do is get his favorite medium to talk to the deceased man’s spirit.
When Tennyson reveals the truth about what happened in Maine, he’s forced to take a hard look at who he thought he was, and what his gift really means. Ronan does his best to help his lover cope with his new normal while he uses good old-fashioned police work to figure out a family who put the ‘dis’ in dysfunction.
Will Tennyson be able to find the key to unlock his gift, or will the spirits stay dead silent?
Review: Dead Silent takes off from the cliffhanger ending of the last book, Dead Reckoning, with a repeat of that final chapter, and dives us right into the emotional action. Tennyson, in a fit of frustration, wished his gift away and now finds he can’t speak to spirits or feel any psychic energy from the people and things around him. This starts us on a plot about how we define ourselves and learn to balance all the demands that life can have on us.
By the very nature of the story, this plot was heavy in relationship and character development, with only a smattering of a cold case thrown in. Personally, I would have preferred to see a bit more of the case Tennyson and Ronan were working on; though as Ronan picked out a case that everybody describes as boring, I understand why this didn’t feature as much as Michael Frye’s case or that of the serial killer. This book also developed and fleshed out Tennyson’s character a lot more for the reader, something I didn’t even notice was missing from previous books because I was so invested in them. In fact, in a lot of ways this was more Tennyson’s book than Ronan’s, so it makes sense that the murder case doesn’t feature as strongly.
Ronan was such a wonderful and supportive partner throughout all of Tennyson’s struggles that I really felt he could have done with more hugs and claps on the back than he got, and as is the custom with their big, loving group of friends and family, he already got a lot. This book also featured a few characters from a previous series Pine wrote, something I suspected but only got confirmation of at the end as they were introduced with the light hand I’m starting to expect from her. Even the side character who have been introduced in the past are growing as Ronan’s Captain Kevin Fitzgibbons learns how to be a father to the recovering teenager, Greely, which is lovely to see, that the world isn’t flat or unchanging while the focus is on the protagonists’ further enriching the world that’s being built within the series.
Once again I’m disappointed not to have the next book in the series in my hand right now; however, the author is kind enough not to make me wait too long for it. Watch this space as I share my new obsession with you when it comes out.
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