Thursday, October 25, 2012

Last Regress by Rachael J. Thorne

Alyssa Matthews thought she had an explanation for everything. After all, as a slightly sceptical paranormal investigator that was what she was used to doing; researching, observing and explaining.

So when she began writing a paper about a long forgotten case of death by Spontaneous Human Combustion, she assumed it would be a run-of-the-mill piece. Little did she realise that she was about to be plunged into a situation that would not only force her to question her own sanity, but also her scepticism about the nature of the paranormal.

Not to mention the dreams that just wouldn’t go away...

This was a nice, fun, paranormal romance that will keep you entertained.

The story is pretty unique, which is this age of paranormal overload, is not so common. The plot is intricate and mostly fast-paced. The beginning is the only part I found a bit slow. I realize we need to know the protagonist’s back-story and all of that, but it could have moved a tad bit faster. But the rest was nicely written, with a good sense of timing for some of the more suspenseful scenes.

There is lots of mystery and romance in the novel. The romantic scenes were lovely, the kind that make your heart beat a little faster, though I’m not a huge fan of the love-at-first-sight thing. But I know it works well for some of you, so don’t let that deter you from picking the book up. The characters themselves are fun, with Alyssa being a good heroine who is not a weakling who needs everything done for her.

All in all, this is a fun read that I do recommend. Especially for this spooky time of year!

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