Friday, February 19, 2016

Review @AuthorJasParent - Seeing Evil by Jason Parent

Seeing Evil
by Jason Parent

Goodreads blurb:  Fate in plain sight.

Major Crimes Detective Samantha Reilly prefers to work alone—she’s seen as a maverick, and she still struggles privately with the death of her partner. The only person who ever sees her softer side is Michael Turcotte, a teenager she’s known since she rescued him eleven years ago from the aftermath of his parents’ murder-suicide.

In foster care since his parents’ death, Michael is a loner who tries to fly under the bullies’ radar, but a violent assault triggers a disturbing ability to view people’s dark futures. No one believes his first vision means anything, though—not even Sam Reilly. When reality mimics his prediction, however, Sam isn’t the only one to take notice. A strange girl named Tessa Masterson asks Michael about her future, and what he sees sends him back to Sam—is Tessa victim or perpetrator?

Tessa’s tangled secrets draw Michael and Sam inexorably into a deadly conflict. Sam relies on Michael, but his only advantage is the visions he never asked for. As they track a cold and calculating killer, one misstep could turn the hunters into prey.

About the Author:  In his head, Jason Parent lives in many places, but in the real world, he calls New England his home. The region offers an abundance of settings for his writing and many wonderful places in which to write them. He currently resides in Southeastern Massachusetts with his cuddly corgi named Calypso.

In a prior life, Jason spent most of his time in front of a judge . . . as a civil litigator. When he finally tired of Latin phrases no one knew how to pronounce and explaining to people that real lawsuits are not started, tried and finalized within the 60-minute timeframe they see on TV (it's harassing the witness; no one throws vicious woodland creatures at them), he traded in his cheap suits for flip flops and designer stubble. The flops got repossessed the next day, and he's back in the legal field . . . sorta. But that's another story.

When he's not working, Jason likes to kayak, catch a movie, travel any place that will let him enter, and play just about any sport (except that ball tied to the pole thing where you basically just whack the ball until it twists into a knot or takes somebody's head off - he misses the appeal). And read and write, of course. He does that too sometimes.

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My Thoughts - 4 out of 5 Unicorns - I really liked it!!!

***Received a copy of the book for an honest review

The cover is very intriguing and definitely attracted my attention to read it.

This is my first time reading a novel by Jason Parent, and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.  I’m not usually a horror fan, but I definitely like mystery thriller.  I think I might be misjudging books marked horror because of horror movies, but I’m not sure.  I definitely liked this version of it, and I might need to check out more.

I definitely feel for Michael and all he goes through since childhood.  I really like Detective Reilly too!  This book was full of twist and turns that I didn’t know would happen.  I think it would be a great young adult book if the violence was toned down.  I really love the paranormal twist too!  This book had a little of everything making it very entertaining!  I only wish I knew more about Michael and Sam’s future at the end.  Who knows maybe there will be more or at least I hope so! 

I think if you like mystery thrillers with a twist serial killer horror then you will want to read this book :)  I will definitely be checking out other titles by Jason Parent!

Interested in reading???

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