Thursday, August 7, 2014

Book Review: Extra Sensory Deception

Extra Sensory Deception (Raven's Nest, #4)Author: Allison Kingsley
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
Publisher: Berkley
Series: Raven’s Nest # 4

As the owners of the Raven’s Nest bookstore, cousins Stephanie and Clara Quinn are the premier booksellers in the quaint town of Finn’s Harbor, Maine. But with Clara’s inherited ability to read minds and see the future, she’s also the premier crime solver… 
You don’t have to be a psychic to know: The rodeo is coming to town! Clara’s boyfriend, Rick Sanders, invites her to the show to meet his high school buddy and expert calf roper, Wes Carlton. But when Clara’s Quinn Sense offers her a disturbing vision involving a rodeo clown, she worries that there will be more danger at the rodeo than just the traditional bucking bronco.
Of course, her premonition turns out to be accurate, and a dead body is discovered behind the concert stage, strangled by Wes’s piggin’ string. Rick is sure that there’s no way Wes could have murdered anyone, but he’s going to need Clara’s Quinn Sense to keep the authorities from roping the wrong suspect... 

Stars blinked at her from a black sky, and only a sliver of a new moon looked down on her.

Although Jessie had learned about the Quinn Sense from Clara’s father, so far her daughter had managed to hide from her mother the fact that she had inherited the gift.

The worst part of it were the visions, which popped up at the most awkward times, plunging her mind into the past or the future while her body remained, helpless, in the present.

I am reading a lot of fourth books in series this month! This one, just like the one I reviewed yesterday, is in fact the fourth installment in a series and gives readers another trip back to Finn’s Harbor, Maine where Clara Quinn is co-owner of the Raven’s Nest bookstore. Clara Quinn is not just your average amateur sleuth, however. She has inherited the gift of mind reading and seeing into the future. This particular story takes Clara to the rodeo where she has a disturbing vision featuring a rodeo clown and immediately she feels that trouble will ensue. Sure enough a dead body is discovered and Clara is once again forced to start investigating, but this time she is trying to clear the name of her good friend, Wes Carlton.

Again readers are given another enjoyable story from Kingsley! My favorite aspect of these books is always seeing Clara and Stephanie in action together. Stephanie is Clara’s cousin and also co-owner of the Raven’s Nest bookstore. Stephanie is back in this book and is of course around to offer Clara any support or help that she needs to solve this case. We have our lovable Tatters, Clara’s dog, back for action in this book. He is always looking out for his owner, and we have a new store mascot in this book. A kitten named Edgar makes his debut in this book! This cast of characters, animals included, are always developing and certainly always supporting one another. Their small little town is so endearing, especially the bookstore where readers can always find their next favorite story!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Berkley in exchange for my honest review***

1 comment:

  1. Hey Chelsey, so I am review a series and was wondering how you do it without giving the other books away and still say interesting things about the book? I am having struggles writing a book review on a 3rd installment of a series that I am currently reading. If you have any tips I would love to here them!

    xx Kat xx