Fitzpatrick is an ex-LAPD detective with an axe to grind. Tainted by
the betrayal of her drug-dealing cop boyfriend, she’s on a quest to
prove to herself—and the world—that she’s still a competent
crime-fighter. In order to do that, she teams up with Sam Firecloud,
a half-Navajo man who communicates with ghosts. With his talent and
her research, they tackle troubling unsolved crimes, but their latest
case is the toughest. They have to solve a murder—where no record
of a murder even exists. Can Sam glean enough information from the
victim’s ghost to unravel the mystery, and can Lacey convince the
authorities that the murder actually happened?”
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 lives in a small
community in northern Arizona with her husband and an Airedale
terrier. She also writes under the pen name Amber Flame.”
don’t normally gravitate toward mysteries but Sam Firecloud, a
half-Navajo man who communicates with ghosts, hooked me. He’s very
private and soft-spoken, he is going to take some time to get to know
though. However, I really like what I have seen of him so far.
Fitzpatrick, an ex-LAPD detective, could be considered Sam’s
opposite. She is all about facts, excels in research, and is good
about fitting pieces together in cold case files. She is not quite
sure what to make of Sam at first and would rather write him off as a
quack. However, she becomes a believer from what he gleaned from a
cold case file she had been working on before she left the force.
Lacey further tests Sam’s abilities when he asks her if she would
like to accompany him on another case he has been contacted about.
With her interest piqued she follows along with more preparation for
documenting his findings. This is where the story’s meat is.
is a smart, conscientious, but head-strong heroine. Her character
development is more fully rounded than Sam’s, but I am excited to
learn more about his introspective character. The twists in the
story are captivating and not too farfetched to believe. I think this
is going to be an enthralling new series to follow and I am looking
forward to more from Lacey and Sam’s new partnership.
Walk is the first book in
A Lacey Fitzpatrick and Sam Firecloud Mystery series.
found no issues with proofing or formatting.
***** Five Stars
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