Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Diviner's Tale - Bradford Morrow

Cassandra Brooks is already known as the local eccentric. In her 30's, she's the single mother of twin boys and a part time teacher. But it's her side job that has her neighbors watching her with suspicion. She has followed in her father's footsteps and is a diviner of water, a dowser as they are commonly known.

But Cassandra starts to wonder if water isn't the only thing she can divine. On a job for a developer, alone in the woods, Cassandra comes across the body of a girl hanging from a tree. But when we returns with the police, no sign of any thing she saw can be found. Later, a girl is found in the woods, alive, dirty, and lost.

And after that, her visions become darker, more frequent, and Cassandra is forced to confront a past she has tried to forget, and a real life killer who has haunted her since childhood.

This was one of my audio book selections. I enjoyed the story. There was just enough suspense to keep me on the edge of my seat without totally creeping me out. There were moments when Cassandra goes down "memory lane" and it can get a little too lengthy, but it all ties into the story eventually. Overall, I'd rate this one with 4 1/2 stars out of 5. The narrator did an excellent job and the author has produced a nice thriller that is suspensful, but not down right creepy, with  murder, but lacking the gore, and just a hint of romance thrown in for good measure.

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