About the book:
Murder victims didn’t have to die?
The identity of a killer could be 100% certain, regardless of the evidence?
The one person who would do this was a cop, with law and justice first in her mind?
When Darby Shaw’s calm world is turned upside down, she wonders how her new abilities to bring the dead back to life will affect her life’s desire to become a detective. But being a detective–for homicide, no less–is the least of her worries when the agency in charge of monitoring superhumans takes a heightened interest in her one-of-a-kind abilities.
What if…murder doesn’t have to mean forever?
I found myself really enjoying this first installment of the Darby Shaw Chronicles. Darby is a great character: she’s smart, quirky, and strong, but also just a bit insecure. I really appreciate that when she discovers she has superhuman powers, she doesn’t get that superhero complex and automatically think she can save the world. She understands that with great power comes great responsibility (very great, in her case).
This ended up being a rather quick read (I read most of it while waiting at the dentist’s office), but that’s not a bad thing by any means to me. While it is more of a novella length, it seems even shorter because it reads so well that you don’t want to put it down! And it would be a good story even without the superhuman aspect—an interesting police procedural mystery along the lines of Randy Alcorn or Jerry B. Jenkins.
Great start to what promises to be a wonderfully diverting series!