I'd never read any work by Michael Cordy before this but the premise of the story sounded fascinating, featuring an unknown woman who seems to be able to sense evil and past crimes, despite having no idea about her own identity or her past life. With a few brutal murders and a 'troubled' psychiatrist thrown in, the story seemed to have the potential to be an unusual and exciting read.
Thankfully, the story didn't disappoint me in any way. I found myself flying through what is quite a thick book, desperate to uncover the truth about the identity of the woman christened 'Jane Doe' by the authorities and the story behind her 'Sixth Sense', here with rather a sinister, slightly morbid twist. The book overall benefits from an unusual plot and strong, likeable characters. I was uncertain where these strange powers might ultimately take the story but quickly became engrossed in the story and the burgeoning relationship between the two main characters.
I'm not a lover of fantasy fiction as a genre, so I was pleased that this doesn't stray away from being a strong thriller, and I was not distracted by the supernatural aspects. The author underpins the story with a robust scientific explanation for Jane's abilities and experiences, helping to keep the storyline entirely plausible and credible. Fortunately, the science isn't overwhelming or distracting from the plot and is totally accessible and even I, as an uninformed layperson, was able to grasp the concepts without being baffled by any unnecessary details or jargon.
This is a story that I thoroughly enjoyed and one that I would recommend to anybody who enjoys a suspense-filled thriller, with an unusual angle.