Cold Sight : Extrasensory Agents by Leslie Parrish
Paranormal Romance - July 6, 2010
Aidan McConnell, a physic detective, left Savannah for Granville after a botched investigation that left his reputation and conscience in tatters. Unfortunately, his wish of living a peaceful life was not to be. Alexa Nolan, a small time reporter in Granville, believes that there's a serial killer at large, abducting and killing girls from the poor side of town. When another girl goes missing, Alexa has to race against time to find the killer and save the girl. She seeks out the help of the reclusive and reluctant Aidan and his friends - the extrasensory agents.
Parrish does an amazing job in this novel with her characters that have a witty banter between our hero, Aidan, and the plucky heroine, Alexa. Despite their rocky start, these two characters chemistry is very well-written and fleshed out. Parrish is not a gratuitous writer. The attraction between the two main characters is carefully maintained and lovingly crafted so that it builds up over time. The camaraderie between the Guy and the Girl is so vivid and fun to read that you root for those two to get together in the end, and not just in bed.
Parrish is an amazing writer who has created a very intense thriller and some parts of the book can be quite gruesome. The author is not afraid to push the boundaries and has no qualms about killing off one of the character. The story starts with a bang; from the very first page, she drops you right in the middle of the action and as the reader, you have no choice but to hang on tight and keep reading...or be left wondering. I definitely could not put it down. Parrish's novel is so compact and tightly written that the plot flows and is so organic. Unlike a lot of poorly written romance thrillers, Parrish does not just focus on sex and uses the plot as a background. You can't separate the romance from the plot or vice-versa. There are also other relationships going on in the book, from friendships to sisterly love that are equally poignant and well written. Simply put, this is one of those books where you have to read it because it is so good. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment of the Extrasensory Agents series.
Reviewed by Pauline from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club