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đź“šMidlife Psychic by Carolyn Arnold

Posted on September 16, 2021 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 16 Comments

What would be your reaction if you woke one morning and discovered that you had psychic abilities? In đź“šMidlife 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.

 

đź“šMidlife Psychic by Carolyn ArnoldTitle: Midlife Psychic
Author(s): Carolyn Arnold
Published by Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc on August 18, 2021
Pages: 300
Genre(s): Paranormal Women's Fiction
Source: Publisher
Format: eArc
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Hot flashes in my forties? Expected. Waking up psychic? Not in my wildest dreams.
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.

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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 đź“šMidlife 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. 

Story Evaluation
Plot
5
Characters
5
World Building
4
Writing Style
5
Pacing
4
Cover
4
Enjoyment
4
Ending
4
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

About Carolyn Arnold

CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures. Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™. Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower. She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.

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