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Retro Reading: A Sinister Sense by Allison Kingsley


If I were a sports reporter I could write, “and Kingsley hit another homerun!”

But I’m not a sports reporter and yes, Kingsley does hit it out of the park with the second installment in this series.

Nearly a year has gone by and the coastal town of Finn’s Harbor, Maine has been pretty quiet. That is until the body of Frank Tomeski shows up in the back of hardware store owner Rick Sanders’ pickup truck.

Convinced that he’s innocent, Clara Quinn and her cousin Stephanie begin to put the pieces of the murder together and end up in some shady places and meet some scary characters. Of course, The Raven’s Nest sales clerk, Molly, wants in on the investigation. Stephanie agrees since she and Clara did help her when she was accused of murder in the first installment.

As with the first installment, Stephanie is upset that she doesn’t have any psychic abilities and keeps pestering Clara whenever she thinks she’s having or about to have a vision.

We also get a slight glimpse into what made Clara move back to Maine.

Again, Kingsley is tight with narrative and dialogue and has created good characters that everyone should like. The action is also set at a fast pace and is a quick read.

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It’s been a great series so far and I can hardly wait to get involved with the next installments high jinx.

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