Thursday, April 03, 2014

Reviver by Seth Patrick

Step into the future of forensic science, where the heroes are “revivers,” sensitives who are able to reanimate murder victims long enough to ask them how they died and who killed them. Jonah Miller is one of the most skilled revivers in the Forensic Revival Service, but he’s in danger of burnout since he is routinely called in for the most difficult cases. When he is called upon to perform a revival on a psychologist who has been bludgeoned to death in her office, he senses a horrifying presence communicating with him through the victim’s body. His supervisors are convinced that he has imagined the whole thing and just needs a vacation. But Jonah is not so sure…

Reminiscent of the television series CSI and the first in a planned trilogy, Reviver is a chilling conspiracy thriller that you won’t quickly forget. In his acknowledgements, Seth Patrick reveals that he shares a birthday with Edgar Allan Poe, and that the novel was actually inspired by two of Poe’s most popular tales,  “The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar” and “The Murders in the Rue Morgue. If you like reading mysteries involving the use of psychics in crime solving, you may also enjoy Corpse in the Crystal Ball by Kari Lee Townsend.

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