Genre: Mystery/Contemporary Fiction/Paranormal
“Paranormal investigators Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud have their lives turned upside down by a sudden medical emergency that sidelines Lacey for the foreseeable future. At the same time, however, the LAPD is stymied by what appears to be a serial murderer, and not just the ordinary garden variety. This one leaves teeth marks on the victims’ necks. Is a vampire loose in LA? Sam intends to find out, and must plunge alone into the dark underground of bloodlust culture. Can he track down the evidence by himself, and can recalcitrant Lacey follow doctor’s orders long enough to let her body heal?”
“Melissa Bowersock is an eclectic, award-winning author who writes in a variety of fiction and non-fiction genres: biography, contemporary, western, action, romance, fantasy, paranormal and spiritual. She has been both traditionally and independently published and is a regular contributor to the superblog Indies Unlimited. She has a tattoo on the inside of her left wrist that says IMAGINE. In her next life, she plans to be an astronaut. She lives in a small community in southern Utah with her husband and an Airedale terrier. She also writes under the pen name Amber Flame.”
Twilight Walk hits the ground running, not necessarily with the murder mystery. This emergency is more personal and it’s not often we see Sam undone. I love the way Ms. Bowersock always has at least two storylines in each book. There is a family storyline that generally includes Sam’s kids on the weekends and how well Sam, Daniel, and Kenzie have melded into a perfect family unit with Lacey. Then there is usually a paranormal mystery where Sam Firecloud is the Navajo medium who can read the spirit’s emotions and Lacey is the former LAPD detective extraordinaire who dives into research each case to learn why a spirit is bound to the earthly plane. Together they make a crack investigative team.
Believe it or not the reader will find little paranormal mystery in these murder cases that have the LAPD stymied. What they will find is an unnerving, twisted, psychopath, who may be a serial killer. The path to find this killer is a dark and tangled web. Sam must submerge himself in the bloodlust culture hidden in the underbelly of LA alone. Twilight Walk rattled me to my core and kept me glued to the edge of my chair waiting for the other shoe to drop. Give me ghosts any day over this kind of realistic horror. Nice job, Ms. Bowersock.
Twilight Walk is book 31 in Melissa Bowersock’s, A Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud Mystery Series.
I was a beta reader for this novella so I can’t comment on the final book.
Rating: ***** Five Stars
Reviewed by: ?wazithinkin
Approximate word count: 35-40,000 words