Thursday, August 18, 2011

Book Review: Divine Intervention by Cheryl Kaye Tardif


CFBI agent Jasmine McLellan is assigned a hot case—one that requires the psychic abilities of the PSI Division, a secret government agency located in the secluded town of Divine, BC. Jasi leads a psychically gifted team in the hunt for a serial arsonist—a murderer who has already taken the lives of three innocent people. Unleashing her gift as a Pyro-Psychic, Jasi is compelled toward smoldering ashes and enters the killer's mind. A mind bent on destruction and revenge.
Jasi's team, consisting of Psychometric Empath and profiler, Ben Roberts, and Victim Empath, Natassia Prushenko, is led down a twisting path of dark, painful secrets. Brandon Walsh, the handsome, smooth-talking Chief of Arson Investigations joins them in a manhunt that takes them across British Columbia—from Vancouver to Kelowna, Penticton and Victoria.
While impatiently sifting through the clues that were left behind, Jasi and her team realize that there is more to the third victim than meets the eye. Perhaps not all of the victims were that innocent. The hunt intensifies when they learn that someone they know is next on the arsonist's list.
The case heats to the boiling point as Jasi steps out of the flames…and into the fire. And in the heat of early summer, Agent Jasi McLellan discovers that a murderer lies in wait…much closer than she imagined.

Divine Intervention blends murder and arson with psychic abilities and romance to come up with its own genre.  I must admit I am a sucker for psychic stories, the ability totally fascinates me.  The author, Cheryl Kaye Tardif, did a great job using the three psychics and their specific talents in the story.  I liked how they each had their own strengths, thus were responsible for separate parts of the investigation. 

The story flowed smoothly and was well-paced.  It kept my interest, so I read it quickly.  The romance between Jasi and Brandon didn't overshadow the plot of the mystery, which is a huge plus for me.  I would have liked even a little more fleshing out of the characters, but I thoroughly enjoyed each of the main ones.

I hear Cheryl has a sequel to Divine Intervention called Divine Justice and I'm looking forward to reading it.  In the meantime, I recommend you read this one!


*Disclaimer:  I received this book for free from the author, I was not required to write a positive review.


I give this book 4 Bookworms.



 


Paperback:  220 pages
Publisher:  Imajin Books (February 25, 2011)
ISBN-10:  1926997018
ISBN-13:  978-1926997018

Format:  Ebook
File size:  376 kb
ASIN:  B003AYEJSC


2 comments:

  1. Sounds good. I really enjoy your reviews, Maria.

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  2. Ive never heard of this series or even the author, there are so many out there its hard to keep up with all the good ones

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