Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Review: Eternal Investigations
Eternal Investigations by Nancy M. Griffis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Please note: This book originally read and reviewed in July, 2011; updating the review to fit with my current format and add disclosure.
Disclosure: I originally received this in ebook format from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Genre: Paranormal Thriller
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Those seeking a well-written story with f/f relationships, those who enjoy a good thriller - paranormal or otherwise. Pretty much anyone.
My Synopsis: In this slightly unusual paranormal thriller, we get an unexpected treat – instead of the usual over-sexed man, or neurotic woman as protagonist, we meet the enchanting Helen Rollins – a medium – who was, much to my delight, a well-balanced person who knew what she wanted out of life and, thanks to a mysterious benefactor, was able to achieve it by opening Eternal Investigations. Through her company – with the help of her business partner Rudy – she helps people who are having difficulties due to difficult or even violent ghosts (commonly called poltergeists), or who simply want to contact the dead in order to achieve peace after their loss.
One of the many neat things about this book is that it does not focus on only one plot string throughout the whole book – Eternal Investigations goes through several cases during the course of the book, adds another person to the business - who is a telepath among other things - and even moves its location. Among the cases they work on are: increasingly violent attacks on an artist in Atlanta by a poltergeist; a haunted ranch, the location of many violent deaths, in the desert somewhere between L.A. and Las Vegas; and a race in San Francisco from which women have been going missing for 15 years or so.
My further thoughts: The character development is wonderfully done without slowing the action, and I became quite attached to the main characters. Each character is well-defined with his or her own quirky traits; and is also described in such a way as to allow one to easily create a picture in one’s mind. The plot develops in an organic way and it engrossing and well-written. Overall, fans of the thriller/suspense/paranormal genre should jump all over this book, because it is wonderful and I, personally, am sincerely hoping that Ms. Griffis decides to write more books involving Eternal Investigations. Please, do not miss out on a chance to pick up this involving and wonderfully well-written book! You will not regret it!
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