Beyond Your Touch
by Pat Esden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received an ARC for an honest review.
Beyond Your Touch (The Dark Heart, #2), leaves off where Annie Freemont did, in Chase’s arms, the Freemont family employee from their Maine estate. Her father’s illness and the mysterious disappearance of her long-lost mother holds her to this place. She’s determined to help in her mother’s rescue, no matter what. But a mysterious, and beautiful stranger, with a magical flute, has Annie questioning her intentions for helping Chase and her family rescue her mother from the djinn realm.
Annie questions everything and everyone, and slips into doubts, doubts that could ruin the plan to rescue her mother. Surrounded by women who have certain magical powers, while Annie has, maybe her intuition, but it’s been failing her. She questions her allies. Before long she decides to change things, takes charge. Will it be enough to save Chase, help her mother, and the mysterious stranger she was sure had something going on with Chase?
I finished this book pretty quickly, once I dug in. The creativity the author weaves is quite magical. The djinn realm, the carpets, secret passageways with mixed messages, fun stuff and vividly drawn. The quotes above each chapter are “clues and hints about the characters motives and connections, and things to come,” adding to the mystery. “A glimpse behind the magical curtain.”
Open, Close. Warp and weave.
Who, what, where, and when.
Open the door. Close the door.
Wool into yarn into magic charm.
Warp, woof, and weave.
“The Carpet Weaver’s Song”
Beyond Your Touch, is a (NA) supernatural, mystery, forthcoming from Kensington Press, August 30, 2016.
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