by Kylie Brant

October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-425-23071-8
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Mass Market Paperback

Kylie Brant Waking Evil, second book in The Mindhunters series is just as good as the first, if not better. Her writing keeps you on the edge of your seat and looking for the romance that two characters are doing everything they can to fight their attraction. It is always there but they are so focused on the chilling mystery they forget to see each other.

In Buffalo Springs, Tennessee there is a haunting legend about the red mist that will settle over the town outskirts and with it bring death and a killer who will be sure to fulfill the legend.

A body of a young woman is found and the entire town suspects that there are more to follow. They know that once the red mist is seen that death always happens in threes. When forensic investigator Ramsey Clark is called in to help she is one who does not believe in legend of the mist, but cold hard evidence. The problem is the killer is one step ahead of her. She is also finding it very hard to get the people in this small town to talk to her.

Devlin Stryker, a writer as well as a sort of scientist who looks for facts to back up anything that can be paranormal. He has written about crimes committed around things that claim to happen while there was something out of the ordinary happening. Some he has proven to be questionable and some that brought out the real killer. He is back home to find some answers about something that affected him as a child when the red mist appeared.

These two will have to work together for Devlin to get people to talk to Ramsey. Also, Devlin has a way that people tell him things they would not share with others. Will these two be able to work together or will the killer use the attraction they have for each other against them? Will one of them have to die for the truth to come out?

This is a keeper for me. You do not need to read both books in this three part series, for these two were great on their own. I find Kylie Brantís writing kept me glued to my seat until the very end and when it is over I wish it could continue. I look forward to reading the third book in The Mindhunters series.

Reviewed in September 2009 by Theresa.

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