Graham's second Flynn Brothers book is atmospheric and plays with nerve-wracking accuracy on many universal fears. Great characterization supports a solid plot, and the many touches of humor contribute greatly.

Occult expert Rowenna Cavanaugh and P.I. Jeremy Flynn aren't strangers, but they've never collaborated professionally. Then ex-cop Jeremy's former partner, Brad Johnstone, is accused in the disappearance of his wife, Mary, and calls Jeremy for help. Rowenna is asked to consult.

Mildly psychic, Rowenna has abilities that lead to the discovery of several bodies. While they try to clear Brad, find Mary and discover a more viable suspect, the long-simmering attraction between Rowenna and Jeremy flares. But they can't let it distract them ... the killer is closer than either could possibly fathom. (MIRA, Nov., 400 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer