Today’s book for #ThrowbackThursday is the final installment of The Summer Park Psychics trilogy, Lingering Touch. This is by far the most suspenseful and action-packed of the three books. I had learned so much by the time I wrote it, and learned even more after publishing it.
Ever since I read the pivotal moment of “the flight of the queens” and Ruth’s hatching in Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern series in several books from different points of view (POV), I dreamed of exploring that creative technique in my own stories. With Whispering Hearts and Lingering Touch, I took my first plunge into writing stories that ran in parallel to each other. You’ll see conversations in each book from the different characters’ POVs, getting a much deeper view into what was going on during those moments.
Could I have done it better? Undoubtedly. But the knowledge I gained, and the extra time spent with characters I love was absolutely worth it. I have to say that I consider Lingering Touch to be the strongest book in the trilogy. I hope you’ll give it a chance!
The memory of his touch has never left her heart…or her body.
Finn Connelly has a magic touch—literally. He can see the past by touching objects and read people’s thoughts if he hangs on long enough. It’s called psychometry, and he uses it to be the best private investigator in Summer Park. At least, until his abilities go out of control, leaving him unable to tell the difference between others’ thoughts and memories and his own.
Enter Jazz Zhou, the only woman he ever loved and could never read. Jazz is reeling from nearly losing her closest friends to a serial killer—a man she brought into their lives. When she learns that Finn is suffering because of a connection he shares with one of the killer’s victims, she’s determined to help him.
Their investigation takes them to the killer’s hometown, where they learn the threat to Jazz’s friends isn’t as over as they thought—and neither is their relationship. But the more Finn uses his powers, the more he loses himself, and soon even Jazz’s touch might not be enough to help him claw his way out of the madman’s memories. Will they learn to move beyond their past or will they lose their love and their lives to a killer?
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Checking in on books from the past is like visiting old friends. Our time here with The Summer Park Psychics might be ending today, but the journey is just beginning! Please join me as our adventures continue next week!