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Sunday, July 22, 2018

The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook


Rating: 4-Stars

Summary on Goodreads.

"Skye Thorn has given tarot card readings for years, and now her psychic visions are helping the police find the town’s missing golden girl. It’s no challenge—her readings have always been faked, but this time she has some insider knowledge. The kidnapping was supposed to be easy—no one would get hurt and she’d get the money she needs to start a new life. But a seemingly harmless prank has turned dark, and Skye realizes the people she’s involved with are willing to kill to get what they want and she must discover their true identity before it’s too late..." [+ More]

I really liked this book... until the end! I enjoyed the writing style, I loved the twist, and I specially liked how so call psychic abilities were handled. The only thing I didn't like was the end. So Skye recorded a conversation on her phone and gave it to the police; that is how the culprit was caught. Hell, I even liked that the real murdered got away with it!

But seriously, you hide a phone in your jacket (hoodie or whatever) and it records perfectly? I am sorry if I don't believe that because I have tried to record some conversations with my phone carelessly placed on my lap with no success. But here, the conversation carried out loud enough to be recorded. Damn! After everything was developing so credibly Cook threw this cliché. It reminds me of That Night by Chevy Stevens and the phone recording resources for solving the plot.

Oh! And I forgot to mention, at the end, Skye decides to change her name from Candi Skye Thorn to, yes, this is right, Cate Skye Thorn. Wow! What a big change!!!!