Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Double Vision by Colby Marshall

Dr Jenna Ramey sees colors around people (or bodies).  She has to work to interpret what it means but it always signifies something important.  She's well known enough that she doesn't get as much harassment as she used to, but it's still hard to understand for those who don't have the talent.

Berkley Trade Paperback sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

Jenna is paranoid.  Her mother is insane.  She's tried to kill Jenna's father twice, succeeded in killing Jenna's husband, and now she's free out there somewhere.  She keeps her child with her father or her brother every waking moment.  She changes the passwords and codes for the door locks every day.  She's always watchful.  But she still helps find killers.

When there is a supermarket massacre she's called in.  Seven people have died here.  None were related to each other.  It appears to be a random shooting.  But it's not.  It's tied to other deaths.  However, those were all a combination of 3's.  333 triggered a three shot death.  But who was doing it?

This was a good plot that was hard for the detectives to tie together.  I felt there was too much emphasis put on the numbers, religion and mythology.  I ended up skipping some of it just to get on with the story.  It's important, but it need not overwhelm the story.  The author does a good job of tying everything together by the end but it took a bit too long to get there.

What Jenna realizes is that little Molly, who is total number girl (counts everything), is going to be the next victim, the investigation kicks up a few gears and even the FBI get involved.  When she meets her brother-in-law from the past that she had never seen before, it's shocking.  He looks a lot like her dead husband.  He's also in the FBI.

This story gets a bit frenzied before it settles back down but even the ending has a kicker for you.  Jenna's mother is still around and she's even found her.  I'll have to read the next book in this series!

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