I know a magic lamp, rub it and… You would think a genie would appear, wouldn’t you? But nahh… this lamp is different; it pulls you in.
Susan Furlong’s book is that magical lamp which pulled me in with the first line and soon found me a cozy place to read the book… I couldn’t get out nor did I want to till the last line was read…
A damaged main character Brynn and her deaf three-legged work dog Wilco are the main characters. She is a Pavee, from the travellers or the gypsies clan, who now works for the police, the outsiders, to bring about justice for the dead. The story is similarly themed as book 1 with the fight continuing between the travelers and the nontravelers along with the solving of a murder. In this, it takes a satanic turn with the body of a young girl found in a cave. The mystery from book 1 too continued. Bryn again has to shoulder the balancing act of traversing between both the worlds as well as protecting her grandmother.
Brynn did travel into my heart in this round too; she is not perfect, uses Vicodin and whiskey to keep alive/sane, a war vet with PTSD, but her hidden vulnerability draws me deep into this book. Both the books should be read to see the way the author Susan Furlong has developed Bryn and to being captured by her writing.
The only niggle I can think of is I was angry with Bryn for not taking charge of her life and allowed prescribed meds to rule her body. But then what do I know of being a damaged, scarred war vet… She does clean up her act later.
And yes, I did come out of the lamp to write this review. You can call me the genie and I can grant wishes but only for people who read this book.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Kensington, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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About the Author
Susan Furlong launched her Bone Gap Travellers series with the acclaimed novel Splintered Silence. Raised in North Dakota, she graduated from Montana State University. She and her family live in central Illinois.
Not long after donning the uniform of the McCreary County Sheriff’s department in Bone Gap, Tennessee, ex-Marine Brynn Callahan faces her first official homicide. On a cold February morning, a lone cross-country skier stumbles across the mutilated body of a young woman. Sent to investigate, Brynn is shocked when she recognizes the victim as a fellow Traveller, Maura Keene.
After her trained K-9, Wilco, digs up human bones, and then a scrap of paper scrawled with arcane Latin phrases is uncovered, Brynn finds evidence leading her to question those closest to her—and closing the case becomes a deeply personal matter.
While trying to suppress local superstitions and prejudices, Brynn discovers that Maura was keeping a dangerous secret. Still struggling with PTSD, Brynn must put her career on the line and her life at risk to find justice for a woman not unlike herself—haunted by her past, and caught in a vicious cycle she may never
escape . . .
Publication date: 18th December 2018
Sounds like a great read.
This was different but good with a fractured broken main character
Your review pulled me in! What a great opening line Shalini! Well done!
This was really great. I read the book 1 and now this… Each time I am pulled in. Maybe this main characters speaks to the broken part of me. I am unable to stop reading her stories
Thank you… I swear Mackey for those 3 hours, I was cuddled up on my sofa refusing to move…
I love books where the characters aren’t perfect, they have flaws, and are HUMAN like the rest of us! This sounds like a really good read. And I love that cover. It looks like where I live! Great review, Shalini! 🙂
Oooh then Leslie you live in a great place… Wow.. Is it snowing?
I like the gypsy aspect of it!! I don’t know if I’ll have time to read these ones… But, I’ll try to squeeze them in, if only to get my wishes! 😉
Baby, you already have me… What more do you need? 😂😂😂😂
So very true! 💖💖😙
Great review, Shalini. 😉
Thank you Laurie💕
And when do I get my three wishes? 😉 Lovely review!
Huhhh 3 wishes??? Yikes did I promise 3 to each? 😉😉😂😂 Love you darlin💕💕
that is what Genies do 😉
Book genies too😉😉😂😂
It’s not snowing today, but it is supposed to snow all next week…we are definitely going to have a white Christmas this year. You should come for a visit (hint, hint!) 🙂
I think so… Hint taken💖💖😘😘
Sounds like an unusual plot 🤔 but enjoyed the review! 😃
I read the first book so had to read this… I love this author and broken MC
Love your reviews, they are always so descriptive and nails the book–right on. In this case, I am especially thrilled since I have it on my tbr. Now I can’t wait to tear into it. 🤩🤩
I hope you like it too… But the main character somehow speaks to me… Maybe I am broken too
I liked the new behaviour of the magic lamp of pulling one in. Thank you for the review Shalini
Aww love your reverse magic lamp image!! Definitely making me want to read this! And thanks for coming out of your lamp to tell us how good it is 😉 Amazing review!
Hehehehe… Just a thought I had while reading… I need more books which send me into it😂💕
So glad to see you out of your lamp!!! What an interesting cast of characters this has!!!
Yayy… Hoping to go back in soon… But I agree, this was a different broken main character… Spoke to me
Love it! Great review Shalini. I think I’m already sucked-in into this one 😅
You have to read this.. It is really fab.. Both book 1 and 2
Yes, I will go with book 1 first for sure 😊
This sounds like something I would really like! Great review! I am going to keep my eyes open for this one!!!
Yes try to read book 1, main character is damaged in both but something about her speaks to me
Stories with brocken characters are a famous read. Thank you for the review, Shalini. Best wishes, Michael
Hey Michael good to see you here💕
Thank you, Shalini! Sorry, last days a had a fight with some viruses too.
Oooh take care of your health Michael… That’s more important
Dont worry, i had double the coffee – and eaten some garlic too. The last one was best to get no visits. Lol
Oh I thought that was to prevent the vampire attack
Oh yes, too. The best mix is onions and garlic. 😉
Hahaha I like both.. In my food😂😂
Oh yes! What else you thought? :-))
Hahaha… Only food… 😂 😂
😂 😂 😂 😂
Wow, amazing review Shalini. This sounds like a book that I would truly enjoy. I do like dysfunctional characters that are able to pull themselves together when they need to. I also like that even her dog is damaged and she loves him and works with him.
The dog was trained to sniff out death in the army… Carla, this main character drinks and self medicates a lot, does most of her work drunk… But does straighten up a bit at the end..
I want to read this one for sure.
Read book 1 too 💕
Will have to look for it.
well written review 👍
Lovely review Shalini! We had the same rating on this one. 🙂
I agree.. It was a fab book 😍
What a great review! I’ve got this book on my galley TBR and hope to get to it soon.
Yayyy that’s absolutely great.. Hope you love it too