Garden of Sorrow

Garden of Sorrow

By Dale Mayer

Psychic Visions series, book 4

Category: Paranormal Romantic Suspense

 Overall Rating: 3.4

  • Captivation: 4
  • Sizzle: 3.5
  • Romance: 3
  • Enjoyment: 3
  • Literacy: 3.5

Book Description: Her world is in chaos. His world is in order. She wants to help the innocent. He wants to catch the guilty. But someone is trying to make sure that neither gets what they want.

Alexis Gordon has spent the last year trying to get over the loss of her sister. Then she goes to work on a normal day…and reality as she knows it…disappears.

Detective Kevin Sutherland, armed with his own psychic abilities, recognizes her gift and calls in his friend Stefan Kronos, a psychic artist and law enforcement consultant, to help her develop her skills. 

But Kevin has never seen anything like this case – a killer with a personal vendetta to stop Alexis from finding out more about him…and his long dead victims.

The killer can be stopped. He must be stopped. But he’s planning on surviving…even after death.

Captivation: I was unsure how to feel about reading this book after the 3rd in the series, but am determined to read on to Stefan’s story at least.  That said, I am glad I read it.  It’s not the best I’ve read from this author, but certainly is not the worst.  It did have some rather boring spots and took me longer than normal to read.

Sizzle:  There is one sizzling scene and one b-scene.  The sex scene, I thought, was better then the ones in the prior books in the series.  It was still not a blood pumping, heart throbbing scene, though.

Romance:  I’m not sure how to feel about the main characters in this book.  The relationship felt awkward most of the time with unresolved tensions.

Enjoyment: I liked the plot of this story, but struggled to finish it still.  It wasn’t bad so much as just not… great.

Literacy: the editing in this book was at times awkward with jumps and some missing… somethings.  There were a few more grammar errors than normal, but nothing like the 3rd book.

Overall, this book wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t the seat-grabber the first of the series was.  I will put this book on the eh shelf and just note the plot and general info in the 2nd book, skipping this one.  It was worth a one-time read for me, but I don’t have the enticement to want to read again.

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