Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Beyond the Veil; Jeannie Wycherly

Title: Beyond the Veil
Author: Jeannie Wycherly
Genre: Horror; Mystery
Publication Date: July 12, 2018
Publisher: Bark at the Moon Books

Don't open the door.

Don't look inside.

Some doors are best left closed.

Detective Adam Chapple had always assumed that death was final.

However, after his ex-wife is killed, the boundaries between life and death, fantasy and reality, and truth and lies begin to dissolve, when the main suspect in the murder insists she’s actually his star witness.

Why? Because she met the killer once before.

When they were dead.

As part of his investigation, Adam seeks out the help of self-proclaimed witch, Cassia Veysie who insists she can communicate with the dead. However, the situation rapidly deteriorates when a bungled séance rips open a gateway to a sinister world beyond the veil, and unquiet spirits are unleashed into the world.

Can Cassia and Adam find a way to shore up the breach in the veil and keep the demons at bay?

With time running out and a murderer on the loose, the nightmare is only just beginning … 

*A Thank you to Booksirens for allowing me to read this book. This is my honest and unbiased review* 



Hello Fellow Readers,

So, I just could not get into this book. I have no idea why since the premise is very interesting, and the mystery was actually pretty good. I almost DNF'd it at 26% but something made me push through, and that had to count for something right? I do feel like the pacing of the book was just a little slow and I understand that it was done to build tension and suspense, but I felt it never really picked up for me like I would have liked. 

Also, I just couldn't connect to any of the characters. Adam and Cassia was okay but not enough for me to establish a connection with them. Wycherly does write well, but there was just something that was missing for me, and unfortunately I just can not pin point what it is. The book has a really good rating on goodreads, so I think I may sometime in the future reread when my mindset is different. 

Overall, not a book for me right now but I will try to read it again at a later date.



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