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DC Jennifer Knight faces with the most intriguing thing in her police career while interviewing a suspect. The voice of the man sitting in front of her changes, his accent changes, the way he talks to her changes.Is he acting or is there a personality disorder? Or maybe is there something else? That prisoner she interviews mentions her mother. He mentions things that there is no way of knowing about. Something isn't right here.
This prisoner kills himself later in the prison cell. Another prisoner dies in a fire right after he is released from custody. They both seem to have personality disorder. But, what's bothering Jennifer, is THE VOICE. Each one of them was speaking with two different voices, one common for both of them.
What people don't know about Jennifer is that she hears voices. Real ones, when she comes home in an empty house. She is not crazy! Voices are real. Like the one coming from the bodies of the two people she interviewed in prison.
Jennifer herself has a very poor social and family life. She has a sister and two adorable niece and nephew that she loves to the bits. But her sister doesn't remember the death of their mother or their abusive father. All she wants is a normal life. Jennifer had to grow up very early in order to protect her sibling from the hell they were living in.
Jennifer will have to prove her love one more time.
Mrs. Mitchell wrote a story that made my hair stand on end. I was expecting a red-blooded thriller but I got a mystery that could make cold-blooded serial killers look like cute kittens. I am not really into paranormal stuff, but this story kept me awake until I finished reading the very last page. What I loved was the absence of predictability, the real ending versus my expectations. I love when the story goes into unexpected way. Mrs. Mitchell writes in a unique way, keeping your nerves on the edge with so many turn-overs until finishing the last page.
Even if I am not fan of paranormal stuff, not anymore, I enjoyed the gripping mystery. I liked Jennifer as a main character with all of her skeletons locked in the closet. She is an excellent detective and I hope I'll see her in another criminal case in book two. There's gonna be book two, right?
My opinion: 4 / 5.