A Deadly Delivery by April Fernsby.
Synopsis… “Karis Booth has had psychic abilities for as long as she can remember. But this is the first time she’s used them to solve a murder.
Things are changing rapidly for Karis. As well as filing for divorce from her unfaithful husband, she decides it’s time to make peace with her estranged sister, Erin. With trepidation, Karis visits the café which Erin owns. To her great relief, Erin welcomes Karis back into her life with open arms.
During their reconciliation, a young woman, Carmel, calls into the café with a bread delivery. As Karis watches Carmel, she experiences a strong psychic vision. She sees two shadows following Carmel. Only one of the shadows belongs to Carmel — the other belongs to the person who is going to murder her later that day.
With help from her sister and an old neighbour, Karis does all that she can to find out who murdered Carmel. It doesn’t help that the investigating officer is an ex-boyfriend who broke up with Karis because he couldn’t cope with her psychic abilities. Despite this, Karis won’t rest until she finds the killer”.
Overall rating 4 out of 5 stars.
I really enjoyed this book, despite my initial reaction to the premise of it and I’m so glad I decided not to unhaul it.
The story itself grabbed my attention almost straight away and the author held up that interest the entire way through the book, dropping little clues here and there to keep us wanting more.
I particularly loved how Fernsby created this back story to why Karis and Erin weren’t speaking beforehand, the vision and why she fell out of touch with her sister. It added another layer to the story that she was able to play on later.
I didn’t think I would enjoy the psychic element but it was added to the story so well and it didn’t overpower the rest of the story in anyway, which I was pleased about.
Throughout the book we had several characters and they were all so well written, there weren’t too many that we lost track of who was doing who and everyone had a purpose within the book. At no point did it feel like the author had included anyone unnecessarily.
Karis and Erin’s relationship was so sweet too, it made my heart feel all fuzzy!
I think by far my favourite character was Karis, and the way she stood up for herself against her ex husband and stuck to her guns about helping find Carmen’s killer really endeared her to me.
I did not expect the killer at all! I do wish we had a bit more interaction with the killer though, I felt we were instantly meant to hate him because of what he did, but without much else to go on.
There were no huge shocks or surprises, except the killer, but for me this book just flowed. It made sense, it was well written and I enjoyed it.
I’ll definitely recommend this one to others!