McCall, aka Sharon Sala, spins
an intricate tale of treachery and
terror. While the plot's twists keep
the reader engaged, some aspects of
it don't ring true, and the characters
are slightly lacking in dimension.
After years of her father refusing to accept her psychic ability, Laurel Scanlon begins to conceal it. She consoles herself by dreaming of a mystery lover who supplies what she lacks in waking life. When she inherits her maternal grandmother's property and moves to Louisiana, there's no more hiding; Laurel is needed right away to find a missing girl.
Her success brings her face-to-face with Justin Bouvier, the man she's been loving in her dreams. Laurel experiences happiness at last, but it's short-lived, as the past rises up to meet the present. Stalked by a criminal and haunted by everything she doesn't know about her mother's family, Laurel is ultimately forced to confront both.
(Apr., 384 pp., $6.99)