12 February 2014

Review: Hindsight by Melanie Casey

Hindsight by Melanie Casey book cover
* From Pantera Press for review *

Cass Lehman is a young South Australian woman in her twenties living at home with her mother and Grandmother, and completely isolated from outside life.  The reason?  Cass comes from a line of gifted women: her Grandmother is a hands-on healer, her mother can see glimpses of the future and Cass experiences the death of a person when she occupies the spot where they died. In other words, she has retrocognition.

This paranormal gift is a curse for Cass and as a result she spends most of her time living and working from home.  Cass and her family have charted all of the 'death spots' to avoid in her small home town, but she is growing increasingly frustrated with the limitations of her lifestyle.

When a woman in the town is murdered, Cass decides to offer local Police her help and is introduced to Ed Dyson.  I'll say no more about what happens next except to say that it's the beginning of a thriller ride.

I just knew I'd love the novel as soon as I read the blurb and thankfully Hindsight lived up to my every expectation.  I was instantly swallowed up by the story and immediately drawn in to Cass's world.  Published by Pantera Press, this is an outstanding debut from Australian author Melanie Casey and it's exciting to see her burst onto our bookshelves in style.

Hindsight is the first in a series featuring Cass and Ed, with the sequel called Craven due out in June this year.  I know it's only a few months away, but it's still not quick enough for this reader.  Highly recommended!

My rating = *****

Carpe Librum!

P.S.  If you enjoy Hindsight, you might also enjoy The Shadow series by Kay Hooper. It's an old series and the first is called Stealing Shadows I gave it 4 stars in 2008.

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  1. This sounds like my type of read Tracey and I hadn't heard of it, so thanks for sharing, it's going on my wishlist!

    Shelleyrae @ Book 'd Out

  2. You're most welcome Shelleyrae, hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  3. This does sound really good - will have to check it out!

  4. Thanks Jo, please do and let me know what you think!

  5. I don't read paranormal, but thanks for your great post.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved February Edition. I am in the list as #29. My book entry is below.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Entry

  6. Thanks for dropping by and reading my post Elizabeth.

  7. I've read it and once I started it I couldn't put it down!
    I agree can't wait for the next book.

  8. I've read it and once I started it I couldn't put it down!
    I agree can't wait for the next book.

  9. Thanks Julie, I felt the same way. The cover for her new book Craven is being revealed soon :-)


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