Reviews for Possession
Reviewed by Miz Love, Miz Love
Possession. I can’t even begin to know where to start. It’s excellent, in my opinion. I really did enjoy it. It’s paranormal, and very convincingly done it is too. J is blind but can see auras, working out what the colours are from what she had been told they represented as a child. She lives alone, has a helper friend who cleans up and pays her bills for her, and I got a huge insight into what it must be like to be blind. Her helper knows she mustn’t move anything, and if she does, she’s to tell J so she doesn’t trip and hurt herself. I can’t imagine what it’s like—I even tried it on a break from reading, walking around with my eyes shut—and I have the utmost respect and admiration for blind people who continue living as much of a “normal” life as seeing people do.
So, I learned a lot, got to think deeply about something because of this book, and I’m grateful for that. Sometimes we tend to forget there are people out there so much worse off than we are, and when a book like this comes along that gently shows us how others live—Ms Mooney doesn’t bash the reader over the head with it, she guides you along—it makes me sit up and think. Thank you, Ms Mooney.
**plot spoiler ahead**
Kiel is dead. Yes, our hero is dead but can make himself seen to living people. Fab-u-lous! He woke to find himself dead and went to his brother, knowing he would help him try and find who had killed him and the other people found dead recently. Together, he and Sam (his brother) aim to find the killer with the help of J, who the police enlist from time to time to help them solve cases.
Kiel and J are attracted to one another, and she knows he is dead right away. It may seem strange to some that a dead person can exist as a living person, make you wonder how Kiel and J’s relationship can possibly develop, but it can, due to Kiel being able to make himself seen. Their love is real, it’s romantic, and what cinched it for me, Possession wasn’t all about the sex. Yes, it has sex in it, lovely scenes, I might add, but it focussed more on the budding emotions and feelings, about how they interacted with one another, how they each fought to deal with what they knew would eventually happen: When Kiel found his dead body (he had no idea where he’d been killed), there was a strong possibility he as a spirit person would finally die properly.
J and Kiel know their time is limited, but they can’t spend all their time together as they undoubtedly wish they could (who wouldn’t, knowing he’ll be taken from her?). Instead, they have to work towards finding the monster who is killing people. And a monster it is, but I won’t spoil the plot here. Although he’s a monster, he does have some redeeming qualities, and I felt empathy for him a couple of times, especially at the end, when he did something that made me cry.
“Yeah, well, get used to it quick because I’ve got stubborn all but tattooed across my butt…”
Her eyes were enormous hazel pools, so wide Sam could see the gory room reflected in their surface.
Under the gray skies the apartment building looked like the discarded husk of an insect that had outgrown it and moved on. (Wow. Just…wow!)
Their footsteps rang like out-of-tune chimes… (another wow!)
She whipped around to see the immense black figure standing a few feet away. (Shivers!)
“I fixed him.” (I know you’re not meant to feel empathy for the bad guy, really, but here I did. I wanted to hug him for what he had done.)
I've been really good throughout this review and haven't cursed once, but a Miz Management review without cursing just wouldn't be the same, so I'll slip it in here. POSSESSION KICKS AZZ!
Reviewed by Merrylee, TwoLips Reviews
Je t’aime Laurent may have been born blind, but that doesn't mean she can't see...auras. And a lot more. A psychic, she volunteers her services to the police, helping to solve crimes when trails run cold for the cops. The latest case she's been called in on involves a string of murders by a serial killer the press is calling The Shredder. She expects the case to be gruesome, but she doesn't expect to find the love of her life. Or a murderer who is already dead. Detective Kiel (pronounced Kyle) Stark isn't exactly what he appears to be either, something J can tell from his blazing white aura.
One of two detectives assigned to her, Kiel is attracted to the mysterious psychic who didn't react to his secret quite the way he thought she would. Instead of running in the opposite direction, screaming bloody murder, she sees him as the man he once was. He's the first “man” to call out to J's soul, and it isn't long before Kiel's captivated by her. They want a lifetime together, but getting too close comes with a price tag, one Kiel isn't sure he wants J to bear alone once he's gone. Will J be able to convince Kiel that she wants whatever time she can have with him, and will he be able to keep her safe from a killer that is no longer human?
Linda Mooney has been one of my favorite authors for some time now, and one of the reasons for that is I never know what she's going to come up with next. Although there isn't a strong romantic thread leading up to Kiel and J deciding to make what they can of a temporary relationship, Possession is a gripping, heart-pounding paranormal thriller. The fast-paced action grabbed me on page one of the prologue and then chapter one jumps a month ahead, something I wish Ms. Mooney would have noted at the beginning of the chapter because it was a little startling to find Kiel seemingly alive and well. At first, I thought the book had gone back in time.
Once I got my bearings, I had to keep reading to find out what happens, not only with the hunt for The Shredder, but with Kiel and J's love affair. Will Kiel somehow find a way to stay with J for a happy ending? Or will she lose what means the most to her, the man she's come to love with all her heart? Despite what she does for the police department, J lives a sheltered, lonely life. Before Kiel and Sam Reese, his half-brother and partner on the force, she had no one but the woman who came in daily to do her grocery shopping, banking, and cleaning. Kiel entering her life brightened her life with more than just his dazzling white aura. Frankly, I can't say anything more about Kiel without giving everything away, but just let me say, he's the great guy we all hope our daughters end up with. Even The Shredder, who's scary as hell, isn't entirely bad, and Sam is an accepting, understanding brother who isn't quite ready to let his baby brother go. I'd really like to see him get a sequel. He deserves so much more than what he was left with at the end, and I can think of several scenarios that might work to give him his own happily-ever-after.
The ending is a bit sudden, though not unexpected as this is a love story as well as a paranormal thriller. I just would have liked to have had the happiness drawn out a bit more. Otherwise, this book rocks. I definitely recommend it.
Reviewed by Vicky, Sizzling Hot
they when you loose one of you senses (like sight or hearing), the
other’s sharpen to make up for the loss. J was born blind. But not
only are her other senses sharper, she also has a psychic ‘seeing’
ability. She has learned how to use it to help the police in special
cases, the latest one involving the maker of the street drug called
Reviewed by Canterbury Bell,
Whipped Cream Reviews
Have you ever met
someone that wasn’t quite who or what you thought they were?
Are you really willing to find out?