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  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Elly Books (16 Feb. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908340215
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908340214
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,431,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Killick is a TV writer and journalist

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I received this book as a review copy for free, in return for an honest review.
Michael is back and now working for the government, along with several other perceiver teenagers. He has a long way to go until he can find his place, as a perceiver, in the adult world, but his hard work may just pay off. Michael is teamed up with the police force, perceiving criminals for intent, and he soon stumbles upon an anomaly that only he can perceive.
He uses his innate bravery and the close group of friends he has accumulated to track and perceive a group of terrorists. He doesn’t stop, even when his life is threatened by a boy with skills that are beyond even the most powerful perceivers.
This book is action packed and isn’t hindered by the usual teen angst. Michael is a character who tries to do the right thing, even if that means going against authorities, and his strength brings a realistic and vibrant essence to his character.
As with the first book in the series, this is not just for teenagers. I thoroughly enjoyed the pace and storyline, and found it well-written and compelling. I can’t wait for the third book to come out.
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The second book in this series kept me on the edge of my seat. As Michael learns to live under Perceivers' Law, he makes new friends and learns that not all perceivers are born equal. Getting to grips with working with norms in the police force, he gets caught up in murder, kidnapping and espionage, whilst simultaneously trying to deal with the fall-out from his past and his missing memories. The tension ratchets up the situation spirals out of control. I couldn't put it down.
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A good, action-packed story, which sees Michael working with the police...yet finds that his powers may not be enough.

It's not easy to say much without giving spoilers, but will say that this book has reasonable characters and plot and overall, an interesting tale.

Worth a look.
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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars 18 reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 21 Mar. 2017
By Bob D - Published on Amazon.com
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Product as described.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 7 Jun. 2016
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Gripping. I couldn't put it down.
4.0 out of 5 stars Another enjoyable read 3 Jun. 2016
By Ms. Just One More Book - Published on Amazon.com
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In the second book of the Perceivers series 'Mind Secrets' by Jane Killick, two years has now passed. Michael having regained his perception is now part of a small group of perceivers chosen to work with the government. His new job is to work with the police looking into the minds of suspects during interrogations. During the investigation of a teenager strapped with explosives, Michael notices something strange. The would be bomber's mind is blank, with exception to step by step instructions, leading Michael to believe he's been programmed by another perceiver. Going undercover to investigate, Michael uncovers a much larger conspiracy that threatens both perceivers and normals alike.

While I was mildly disappointed to no longer have the characters of the first book that I became attached to, the new characters were a great addition. As an added bonus, we do get to visit the characters of Dr. Page and Brian Ransom. Michael grows more as a character himself, both in personality and in his perception, as he (and we) learn there may just be more to perception than originally thought. Speaking of characters, my favorite may just have been the villain. S/he was so well thought out and just flat out eerily creepy.

The storyline was engaging with multiple arcs and a few unsuspecting twists. The few first few chapters jumped right into the action but then did slow down a bit as it laid the ground work for things to come. I'll admit I was not as engaged initially as I was the first book during this ground work period. Never fear though, half way through, the action speeds up, the arc's start tying in, and you have a thrill ride for the remainder of the book. Overall, an engaging read that could almost be another stand alone had it more back story information in the beginning. A story that can be enjoyed by both young adult and older readers alike.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel 2 April 2016
By Donte McNeal - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review. Now, let's get to it!

I was excited for this book after reading the first in the series. I was looking forward to spending time with these characters, so you can imagine my glee when Killick reached out. The story picks up about two years after the conclusion of the first book, with our mc, Michael working with the government, perceiving suspects for the police. The opening scene of him perceiving a suspected terrorist was a great way to dive back into the world that Killick crafted in Mind Secrets. That whole sequence was great.

As stated before, Michael's working for the government and we get to see where he and the others (perceivers like him) live. This allows for the introduction of new characters, and how the perceivers and norms in authority interact, at least for a moment. It seems tensions are still high between perceivers and norms. I do like the few friends that Michael has, Alex and Pauline; they offer great personalities for him to bounce off of. Killick is great with creating characters you can bring yourself to care about.

The main mystery(ies?) of this one is an engaging one. While trying to piece together clues and gather evidence, Michael finds himself in more than one right spot, and I frequently found my self on the edge of my seat, eagerly anticipating how he would get out of his various predicaments, and what would come next. The atmosphere of mystery and intrigue is strong with this one.

The pacing of the story is a steady one. It picks up around halfway through and stays high-stakes throughout most of the rest of the book. The characters are fresh and entertaining, the relationships believable, and the powers awesome. I had a great time reading this one. I would definitely recommend it.
4.0 out of 5 stars Top notch action 16 Feb. 2016
By Charles A. Ray - Published on Amazon.com
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Michael Sanderson, engineered to be able to see inside the minds of others—a Perceiver—has been coopted to work with the police. His job is to ‘perceive’ suspects and report to his cop partner what he sees. During the questioning of a teenager found carrying explosives, Michael discovers the youth’s mind to be mostly blank, indicating he’d been programmed. At the same time, Michael and his partner are investigating the case of a Russian dissident who is convinced that the Russian government has poisoned him with a radioactive substance.
In Mind Control, book two in the Perceiver series by Jane Killick, Michael is striving to find some kind of existence in the world of ‘normal’ people, people who view him and his kind with fear and suspicion. He also has to deal with the trauma of his father, Dr. Brian Ransom, being on trial for his role in creating the Perceivers by providing contaminated vitamin pills to pregnant mothers, resulting in their children being born with this special power. As he digs deeper into the case of people whose minds have been put under some external control, he learns that Perceivers are capable of more powers than merely being able to ‘read’ minds. This discovery, though, could wreck efforts to peacefully integrate Perceivers into normal society.
This book takes up where the first book in the series left off, and ratchets the tension up immensely. While the author never explains how Ransom’s pill affected unborn children, or what caused ‘natural’ Perceivers, such as Ransom himself, the relationships between Perceivers and normals, which parallels the way many societies treat anyone seen as ‘different,’ are handled well. The action scenes are also well choreographed. All in all, I found this a good read.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my unbiased review.
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