Sunshine "Sunny" Meadows is a psychic who decides to set up
a table at the
annual Summer Solstice Carnival in Divinity, New York, where
will be set up. This is great opportunity for her to meet
new clients. Sunshine
has reason to think things in her life are going well
overall since Detective
Mitch Stone finally agreed to go on a real date with her at
the same time as
this opportunity. However, due to her psychic abilities,
she knows that one
has to take the bad along with the good.
Sure enough, one of her first clients at the carnival is
Fiona Atwater, who is
part of the Knitting Nanas, a group that travels to nearby
cities to check out
festivals every summer. Just as she is reading Fiona tarot,
gets a vision of Fiona is a violent argument. Sunny senses
when her grandmother, Granny Gert shows up moments later to
startling announcement -- not only does Granny Gert know
Fiona, but Fiona
is Gert's arch nemesis!
Sunny tries to get more information from Granny Gert, but
this proves to be
an impossible task, as Gert is oddly silent on the subject.
Sunny's attempts to
figure out what the issue is are all for naught. Soon, a
baker is killed by white
Cadillac, and both Fiona and Gert are found at the scene.
While Sunny knows
Mitch should handle the investigation (he IS a detective,
after all), she keeps
having visions that she just knows would be helpful. But
soon she's shut out
of the investigation since her grandmother is a suspect.
Will she be able to
solve the murder before her granny is arrested? And will
her romance with
Mitch be derailed before it was even started?
This was a fun mystery, and Sunny is a great character. Her
make for a wonderful device that the author utilises
skillfully. Sunny isn't
overbearing with her abilities, but she also advocates for
herself and her
abilities when needed. The culprit was someone I hadn't
but I figured out the mystery as Sunny did, which was
initially suspected, satisfying; the clues
Sunny found were logical, orderly, and fit with her visions.
I also like how
Sunny's relationship with Mitch is evolving. Although many
feature a relationship between the protagonist and a
detective, I enjoy seeing
Sunny and Mitch attempt to balance both the boundaries of
relationship and the struggle of police work versus psychic
abilities. With all
that put together, I'm definitely looking forward to reading
more of this
For psychic Sunshine Meadows, sometimes fortunes can be deceiving…
Lately Sunny has been experiencing a period of big opportunity: her business in Divinity, New York, is thriving, and Detective Mitch Stone has finally agreed to take Sunny on a date. But thanks to her clairvoyant abilities, Sunny knows better than anyone that life deals out bad cards along with the good. When Sunny agrees to read tarot cards at the annual Summer Solstice Carnival, she meets her Granny Gert's "arch nemesis" Fiona Atwater, and is overcome by a vision of Fiona in a violent argument. Sunny knows trouble is brewing when Granny and Fiona start having squabbles all over town. But the fighting comes to a head when a local baker gets run over by a big white Cadillac--and Granny and Fiona are found at the crime scene. Sunny knows she should step aside and let Mitch handle the investigating, but she's not about to ignore her visions and leave her granny's life in fate's hands...