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Title: Things She’s Seen
Series: Northern Circle Coven #2
Author: Pat Esden
Publisher: Kensington Books
Published: October 22nd, 2019
As a child medium, Emily Adams was exploited and abused by people who should have protected her, her family. She can communicate with ghosts but they didn’t protect her from her. When she escaped, she was helped by a stranger who then disappeared from her life. Now she has settled with the Northern Circle coven and is starting to make a new life for herself there but they are under investigation for crimes committed by an evil witch impersonated their High Priestess and caused a lot of damage in the process.
When Gar Remillard arrives to investigate the coven on behalf of the High Council of Witches, he also seeks to break up this coven for vengeful reasons. However, Em sees that he is haunted by a ghost and strives to help him. As her ghost contacts help discover more about what is happening, will this new relationship help the coven and reveal the truth? As their enemy, Magus Dux, is identified and dark magic is used, can this small group thwart those out to destroy both the Circle and High Council?
This is actually the second book in a series but, even though I hadn’t read the first one, I still enjoyed this one. It is a paranormal adventure and romance with wraiths, ghosts, secrets and magic. There’s also some somewhat humorous moments, including the names applied to some spells such as one to unlock doors called “pick-a-roo”! There are a range of great characters and they are well developed through the story. I certainly enjoyed reading this and will be looking out for more in this series and by this author in future.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.
The coven’s under investigation. Its future is in peril. And for one troubled young psychic, the coming battle will threaten her newfound freedom—and brings back a dangerous desire . . .
Exploited as a child medium, Emily Adams escaped to grow up on the streets—and hit rock-bottom. She took shelter with the prestigious Northern Circle, intent on staying only long enough to get back on her feet. But the Circle is still reeling from a devastating supernatural attack and betrayal. And vengeful High Council of Witches investigator Gar Remillard is determined to make Em surrender the truth—and disband the Circle forever.
When Em’s psychic ability allows her to see Gar is haunted by a formidable ghost, her attempts to free him challenge Gar’s rugged French Canadian heart and rancorous loup-garou instincts. But even as their new alliance and past connection kindles into raging desire, a malevolent force rises up to destroy them—the Circle and even the High Council.
With all she’s grown to love on the line, Em must draw on her darkest nightmares and alliances with the dead to outwit and out magic a force who can imprison souls with a flick of the fingers and command legions of wraiths with one word. . .