Sunday, May 3, 2015

Conduit (An Emily Monroe Novel Book 1) by Angie Martin

  Emily Monroe is a private investigator working with her best friend Cassie, who's uncle is a detective.  Cassie used to be a cop to until she was shot while out on a call.  Because of her skills and Emily's unique abilities, private investigating is their thing.  They are good at what they do and can usually find things out that the police cannot.  Emily just knows things, almost like being psychic but not quite.  Things start getting weird though when she gets a message through automatic handwriting and starts hearing voices.  Then, she and Cassie are pulled into a serial killer case where the guy is slashing girls up before they do.  The torture is just gruesome and each of them have a letter of the alphabet carved on them somewhere.  The girls suffered horrifically before dying.  Turns out that the message the killer is leaving is the same message that Emily wrote:  Hear me.  There's no way she can tell the police that happened.  They don't know about her abilities and she doesn't want to be pulled from the case.  But this guy is nothing like what Emily Monroe expected.  David is a cold-blooded killer who can seem like the nicest guy in the world, but has a darkness surrounding him and he uses it.  His ultimate target?  Emily Monroe.

   So, this book made me want to leave all the lights on and check every lock several times.  Just the thought that there might ever be sickos out there like this is disturbing to say the least.  It was a great novel.  Very interesting and it pulled you in quick.  But serial killers scare the mess out of me.  Maybe it's because killers like David don't always feel the ramifications of murder.  Some of them just don't feel anything and they don't feel bad about killing others.  This guy was slice and dicing people to get to Emily.  He was obsessed with her and convinced they belonged together.  The darkness that kept trying to invade Emily's mind because of David opening a connection between them was pretty creepy and really added to the depth of the story.  If you are into thrillers and crime novels, then this is a must read!  (I received this copy for an honest review)

5 out of 5 stars!!!

Book Blurb:

Emily Monroe conceals her psychic gift from the world, but her abilities are much too strong to keep hidden from an equally gifted killer. A savvy private investigator, she discreetly uses her psychic prowess to solve cases. When the police ask her to assist on a new case, she soon learns the killer they seek is not only psychic, but is targeting her.
The killer wants more than to invade her mind; he wants her. Believing they are destined for each other, he uses his victims as conduits to communicate with her, and she hears their screams while they are tortured. She opens her mind to help the victims, but it gives him a portal that he uses to lure her to him. With the killer taking over her mind, she must somehow stop him before she becomes his next victim.



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