In this brand new series from national bestseller Mindy Mejia, a physicist and a psychic reluctantly team up to solve two missing persons cases during an ice storm in Iowa.
When her husband’s car is found abandoned and on fire—in the middle of a rainstorm—Eve Roth becomes the police's number one suspect. After all, her husband was suspended from the University of Iowa for inappropriate conduct with a student, and who else but an atmospheric physicist could incinerate a car in a downpour? But Eve has no idea why her husband disappeared. She's desperate to find him, both for herself and her beloved, disabled father-in-law.
Jonah Kendrick appears on their doorstep with a theory. He’s seen Eve’s husband, bound and bleeding in a barn. Claiming to be a psychic detective who dreams of the lost, Jonah has helped find missing people his entire life. He dreamed about a young woman trapped in the same barn months ago, and she’s still missing.
As a firm believer in the laws of nature, Eve rejects anything to do with psychics, but their investigations soon collide. As the temperature drops and Iowa turns to ice, Eve and Jonah race across the state to discover what happened to the people they’ve lost. But the truth is more deadly either of them expected, and the physicist and the psychic must learn to believe in each other if they want to escape this storm alive.
Mejia (Strike Me Down) delivers her best work yet in this propulsive, intelligent page-turner. Eve Roth's life changed forever when she lost her father to a tornado as a child. That tragedy drove her to become a physics professor at the University of Iowa, specializing in meteorological phenomena. One night, during a flight in her mobile air lab, she spots an unusual black cloud emanating from the ground—upon landing, she learns the source of the smoke was her now-missing husband's Tesla, which somehow caught fire in the middle of a rainstorm. The police immediately suspect Eve of foul play, and things get even more complicated when she's contacted by detective Jonah Kendrick, who claims both that he's a psychic and that her husband's disappearance is linked to an open case of his. Desperate to clear her name, Eve reluctantly teams up with Jonah to uncover the truth, despite her science-based reservations about his supposed "gift." Mejia gives Eve and Jonah uncommon depth, which makes their potentially clichéd skeptic/believer dynamic feel surprisingly fresh, and manages to hold onto plausibility even when the plot gets far-fetched. This indelible thriller has series potential.
Unbelievable from start to finish, with enough violence to kill all the characters several times over. Disappointing.