What would be your reaction if you woke one morning and discovered that you had psychic abilities? In 📚Midlife Psychic, Erin Stone a devout catholic got the surprise of her life when she learned the dream she had about a plane crash was in fact a vision. Read on to see my thoughts about Carolyn Arnold’s newest novel.
Title: Midlife Psychic
Hot flashes in my forties? Expected. Waking up psychic? Not in my wildest dreams. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
Author(s): Carolyn Arnold
Published by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc on August 18, 2021
Genre(s): Paranormal Women's Fiction
My name is Erin Stone. I’m forty-three with a daughter away at college and a successful career as a communications officer with the 911 dispatch center for the Toronto Police Service. My life had just returned to new normal after my divorce and everything was going along smoothly. Then BOOM! Turns out the universe had other plans for me.
I dreamed of a plane crash—only it wasn’t just a dream. The crash happened in real life. Eighty-three dead. A vision, plain and simple. Not exactly. My family certainly wouldn’t understand. And me…psychic? I’d dabbled in new-age spirituality in the past but never plunged into the deep end. Now I’m in over my head.
Why was I given this vision, and does it hold clues as to what caused the crash? My best friend Trish is convinced it does, and a handsome stranger with the National Transportation Safety Board is willing to partner with me to solve the mystery. But if I’m going to embrace the vision as telling of newfound psychic abilities, I will need to keep my paranormal gift a secret from my daughter, brother, and aunt. Little good that might do them though.
Someone out there has their own secrets and is willing to go to great lengths to protect them. Now the very gift I was given has put the lives of my loved ones at risk. Will my psychic abilities be strong enough to save them?
This work of paranormal women’s fiction features a strong-willed heroine in her forties with enough baggage to check some, along with a heavy dose of magic and a splash of romance.
Hot flashes in my forties? Expected. Waking up psychic? Not in my wildest dreams.
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.
I had high hopes for this book and Arnold did not disappoint. Despite it being outside her usual genre, her signature was stamped all over 📚Midlife Psychic. She grabbed my attention from the start and had me invested in the story and the characters.
📚Midlife Psychic tells the story of Erin Stone, a 43-year-old divorcee and mother to a nineteen-year-old college student. She is a dispatcher with the Toronto Police Department. Erin grew up in a Catholic household and still holds fast to the teachings. Therefore, she does not believe in the supernatural. Then the unthinkable happened. She woke up from a dream about a plane crash, which in of itself meant nothing. However, when images from a news report about a plane crash mirrored what she saw in her dream, she sensed right away her life would never be the same.
Erin’s reaction to her newfound gift reflected her skepticism about the supernatural world. It took her a while to accept that she did indeed have a psychic vision.
The majority of the story focused on Erin coming to terms with her gift and her acceptance of same. In accepting her gift, she investigates the crash with the help of a National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) Agent. In doing so, she brought danger to her door. The last forty percent of the story was where the suspense took over. It had me on edge.
The secondary characters made things interesting. There is Trish, Erin’s best friend. The one person she can confide in about her gift without being looked upon as crazy. Trish helped her to realize she got this gift for a reason. Then there is David, the NTSB agent. They shared a mutual attraction. It would seem romance is in the air.
The tying up of events in relation to the mystery surrounding the plane crash was told instead of shown. I would prefer show rather than tell. The ending suggests the possibility of a series, keeping fingers crossed.
Overall, 📚Midlife Psychic was an intriguing read. I had a good time seeing how the events played out.
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