From the author of the New York Times bestselling Undead novels comes a delightfully addictive new series about past lives and bad habits—and one woman paranormally predisposed to getting at the bottom of both. It’s her job.
You couldn’t arrest for murder someone who had killed in his last life. You couldn’t bring a civil suit against such people, either. They could only be legally penalized for what they did this time around—and what a dark circus the legal system had been before that legislation passed! (It was still a dark circus, but perhaps not as dark.) But you could spot them, and watch them. You could set traps for them.
Leah Nazir is an Insighter. Reincarnation is her business. But while her clients’ pasts are a mess, Leah’s is nothing short of tragedy. She’s been murdered. A lot. If left to that bitch, destiny, it’ll happen again. Leah wants to know who’s been following her through time, and who’s been stalking her in the present...
P.I. Archer Drake has been hired by Leah’s mother to keep an eye on her. But the more time he spends watching, the more he finds himself infatuated. Before long, he even finds himself agreeing to help find the person who wants her dead. Over and over again.
Now going full-on “rewind,” Leah hopes it can stave off the inevitable. After all, she’s grown fond of this life—and even fonder of nerdy Archer. But changing her pattern means finding out who her killer is today. And as Leah fears, that could be anyone she has come to know and trust. Anyone.
Davidson (Danger, Sweetheart) spins a suspenseful and witty series launch about two investigators: one a PI and one a psychic. In Davidson's version of the present day, about 70% of people can remember some or all of their past lives, and psychic insighters can help others remember and deal with multiple incarnations. When Chicago insighter Leah Nazir grills people about their past lives, she often uncovers recollections of famous crimes. (Several of the characters are based upon actual historical criminals.) Leah's estranged mother hires somewhat bumbling PI Archer Drake to tail Leah, and he promptly falls in love with her even after she stabs him. Banter worthy of Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy ensues. But someone close to Leah is murdered, and she becomes the prime suspect, leaving readers wondering how Leah and Archer and their romance will survive this incarnation. The fantastical premise is easily carried by Davidson's strong plotting, wry prose, and deft characterizations. Romance is in fairly short supply, mostly passed over in favor of past lives and kooky characters, but there's plenty here for fans of wit and wonder.