The Seventh Mae Martin Psychic Mystery
An old flame, an old friend, and the ghost of an old enemy.
As the holidays approach, Mae Martin thinks the only challenge in her life is the choice between two men. Should she reunite with Hubert, her steady, reliable ex-husband? Or move forward with Jamie, her unpredictable not-quite-ex boyfriend? But then, two trespassers break into Hubert's house on Christmas Eve to commit the oddest crime in the history of Tylerton, North Carolina.
Hubert needs to go home to Tylerton and asks Mae to go with him, though it's the last place she wants to be. Reluctantly, she agrees, but before they can leave, a stranger shows up at her house in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico looking for her stepdaughters, bringing the first news of their birth mother in seven years—news of her death.
The girls are finally ready to learn about her, but she was a mystery, not only to the husband and children she walked away from, but also to the friends in her new life. Now her past throws its shadow on them all. Through psychic journeys, unplanned road trips, and risky decisions, Mae searches for the truth about the woman whose children she raised, determined to protect them from the dark side of their family.
The Mae Martin Series
No murder, just mystery. Every life hides a secret, and love is the deepest mystery of all.
What’s lurking in the shadow?
“Alive or dead, everyone who’s suffering wants to change. They don’t know how, though, or even what change they want.“
Hubert and the twins are in Truth or Consequences trying to reconstruct Mae and his relationship. But the situation begins to deteriorate after a phone call from Tylerton changes the timeline for his return as their house has been broken into for what seems to be a rather weird reason: the two women were caught doing laundry(?)
Will Mae go back with them? She actually says she will, and the dominoes begin to fall. Mae finds out Hubert’s first wife had died; she was the twins’ mother who abandoned them all early on. Whether Mae wants to or not, she’s about to reluctantly become a pivot pin on an interesting tilt a whirl of past, present and Brook and Stream’s future... in fact all their futures.
Interwoven within this mystery are Jungian archetypes, ghosts, lies, truth. Will it ever resolve so choices can be made? Amber Foxx continues to build on the strong foundations of spiritual healing and intelligent writing to bring Shadow Family to an open ended conclusion; keeping the reader guessing as to what might lay in store for these wonderful characters. Highly Recommended 5/5
[disclaimer: I received this book from the author and voluntarily read and reviewed it]