Suddenly Psychic: A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (Glimmer Lake Book 1) by Elizabeth Hunter - Review
I discovered this book as part of the newly released #PWF Fab 13. Elizabeth Hunter is not a new to me author but it has been a while since I cracked open one of hers.
I will start by saying that my advice is not to go too much on the blurb. I read that and thought oh my goodness that is a whole lot of all the problems to be trying to deal with at one time - but the book is different. Whilst the heroine is technically dealing with all of those things, many of them hover in the background, only mentioned when relevent to the story.
It is often said that a sudden shock or trauma can open the door to abilities you never know you had, and that is certainly true in this book. Elizabeth Hunter very cleverly manages to not only provide a believable gateway for her heroine, but for her friends too. Suddenly developing a new psychic ability is definitely something that is better when shared. This story highlights wonderfully how women can support each other through some of the hardest times in their lives, but still find a way to carry on, and even have an adventure. This book took me through a whole gambit of emotions from shock to laughter, happiness to tears. As the pages turn I actually worked out much of what was likely to happen story wise, (I have taken to calling this "The Melanie Clause" as it was pointed out to me that few people carry as many story plots in their head to draw from as I do), but as this happens often, it didn't detract from the story telling. This book is beautifully written, and as the first in a new series leaves plenty more to be explored, whilst still providing closure for those that hadn't themselves solved the mystery that started it all.
A solid 4 stars from me.
**Although this book says Glimmer Lake #1 it definitely works as a stand alone story**