First Visions by Heather Topham Wood Review

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Author: Heather Topham Wood
Title:  First Visions (Second Sight #1)

Goodreads Synopsis:

Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she dropped out of college and spent most of her days holed up at her mother’s home.
Now another child has been abducted. Police detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate for her help in solving the case. Reluctantly, Kate agrees and they must work together to bring 8-year-old Cori Preston home to her family. Although attracted to one another, Jared has a girlfriend with ties to the abduction case and Kate is sarcastic and guarded since her coma. With visions she can’t control and an uncontrollable attraction to the detective, she wonders if she can leave the past behind and finally stop hiding from the world. Otherwise, Cori may be lost forever

My Review:

The funny thing about reading a book to review is that you pay attention to the book a lot more and definitely analyze it to death. There are some books you don’t want to finish and others you don’t want to end. This friends is one that I barely had to analyze and didn’t want to end.  Kate Edwards is a 21 year old girl who woke up from a coma and was able to help police find a missing boy. It’s been two years since then and she barely goes out of the house because of the media circus that ensued.  When a super hot detective Jared comes into her life and involves her in the case of his girlfriend’s missing 8 year old sister Cori, Kate’s life is about to change.

I gotta say before I say anything else that I loved, love, and loved this book.  I want a new one right now. I love Kate she is an awesome protagonist. She is sarcastic and has a tongue like a gun. She has this gift and doesn’t want to be dragged into anything. On a promise from detective Jared Corbett to keep her name out of the media, Kate decides to help the police again. Unlike other psychics she has no control over her powers and she doesn’t know if she will ever get a vision, but if she thinks a lot about the case she may have a dream about it. She begins to get visions from Cori’s point of view. She tries to help Jared, but her attraction for him has her a little distracted. He has a girlfriend, Kate knows this, but she can’t help how she feels about him. She just knows she has to save Cori. I love Kate because she uses sarcasm to cover up how she really feels. The author of this book Heather Topham Wood is an outstanding writer. Not once did I feel that this story was contrived. All the characters had a life of their own. I like that Kate puts herself in situations where she isn’t sure how they will turn out, as the reader, you are just as surprised by events as Kate is. The pacing of this book was phenomenal.  This is just a fantastic read. I can’t wait for more. I honestly can’t praise this enough.


Nicole said...

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Anna Dase said...

It was awesome meeting you also and I was happy to be able to help out. 

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MySweeps Link said...

Thanks for the review can't wait to read it!

Mike S. said...

Quite the endorsement.  I might just have to pickup a copy since I'm out of things to read on my backlog atm.  Thanks.

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