Thursday, 25 July 2013

First Visions (Second Sight #1) by Heather Topham Wood

First Visions (Second Sight, #1)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she dropped out of college and spent most of her days holed up at her mother's home. Now another child has been abducted. Police detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate for her help in solving the case. Reluctantly, Kate agrees and they must work together to bring 8-year-old Cori Preston home to her family. Although attracted to one another, Jared has a girlfriend with ties to the abduction case and Kate is sarcastic and guarded since her coma. With visions she can't control and an uncontrollable attraction to the detective, she wonders if she can leave the past behind and finally stop hiding from the world. Otherwise, Cori may be lost forever.

First Visions by Heather Topham Wood

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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21-year-old Kate has been having visions when she dreams since she contracted meningitis and ended up in a coma. Since her first vision where she found an abducted boy, she’s kept quiet and not told anyone about the visions as a way to protect herself from people’s looks and stares, and the attention of the press.

When a police officer – Jared, turns up at her door asking for help locating a missing little girl she refuses, but when she then dreams of Cori, she knows that she has to help, even if she doesn’t want to.

Helping Jared with the case also brings them closer together though, and they start to develop feelings for one another. The problem is that the missing little girl’s older sister is Jared’s Barbie-doll girlfriend!
Can Kate help Jared find Cori? Can Kate maintain her anonymity? And is there any hope for Kate and Jared?

This was an okay paranormal contemporary story that also had a hint of romance, and an air of mystery.

Kate was quite a stubborn girl, and knew how to protect herself from getting hurt like she had been in the past. She immediately pushed Jared away, both to protect herself from the press and from getting her heart broken. I loved how tough Kate was, and I also loved how she actually couldn’t help but help someone in need.
Jared was an interesting and noble character. His girlfriend was an absolute selfish head-case though, and I really don’t know what he saw in her at all.

The storyline in this book was okay; we had the mystery of who had kidnapped Cori and when she would be found, as well as the romance storyline. I did think it was quite obvious what would happen and where the story would end, but that didn’t spoil things really. I was grateful that there wasn’t a cliff-hanger at the end of this one though, so this could be read as a standalone.
Overall; a mixture of the paranormal, a bit of mystery, and a bit of romance.
6.5 out of 10.

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