Aly doesn't believe in psychics. Too bad she just had a vision.
Aly's got enough on her plate, with finishing her degree and taking care of her nephew and starting her new job at the antique store while crushing on the owner's son. No visions. Alas, the universe doesn't care what Aly believes. When she turns 21, she starts to feel psychic impressions left on objects. A disorienting power when you're surrounded by antiques. Then cranky customer Earl is killed, and Aly's new boss Olive is the prime suspect—not to mention the only one who understands Aly's gifts. Who hated Earl enough to kill? Police would rather make a quick arrest than investigate, so it's up to Aly to clear Olive's name.
Shady Grove is reeling from the first murder in decades. If Aly can get her hands on the right object, she'll know what happened. Can she learn to control her visions before the killer sets their sights on her?
"Mystic Pieces is a charming, humorous, and original mystery that weaves a tale of murder and self-discovery with heart, family, and psychic visions." - Reader's Favorite
Psychic powers for the win!
I was given access to this book before release day, and I have to say I'm very excited about this series. The main character, Aly, is as quirky as they come, very funny and practical to her core. So when she discovers she has psychic powers (something that doesn't exist in her world), this brings her a lot of turmoil.
Aly is really put through the wringer when her boss at the antique shop is accused of murdering one cranky customer. As Aly bumbles her way through trying to solve the case and prove her bosses innocence, she learns a bit more about her psychic powers She realizes that if she touches the right object she may be able to use her powers to solve the case.
This is a fast paced, well written cozy mystery that kept me guessing to the end. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series!
New tools and challenges
Aly is in town helping her brother Kevin with his three year old Kyle, a relocation away from the city to a small town after the death of his wife
Now a small town lawyer, her brother seems to be having trouble dealing with the death- no pictures to be seen . He doesn’t respond well to Aly questioning him about the failure to have photos around for Kyle
As a child whose father died when I was young, I can say that the photos and stories helped keep my Dad alive in my memory and they were memories I could share with his older kids from his first wife. The fun and the sad, the memories were a bridge to adult kids that thry held onto when parenting, that helped me yo reach out when my mom was far away
Aly is a scientist who discovers she has visions. She may not believe in or trust them yet, but her friends Olive and Rusty seem to be likely to help her cope - it really is nice to have adult friends sometimes
A promising start to an intriguing series
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