Thursday, January 6, 2011

Soul Survivor -Jeanne Glidewell

Soul Survivor
Jeanne Glidewell
Five Star, Mar 9 2011, $25.95
ISBN 9781594149481

In 2001 in rural Kansas, Trey and Zoe Robbins become concerned with their five years old daughter Skye’s out of character behavior. They take their child to a doctor who sends her to a child psychologist Dr. Azzam.

The psychologist is stunned with what he believes is happening to the little girl. He consults with regressionist Jutta Meyer. They agree that Skye has past life memories of a teenager living in Bombay in 1966. While her parents scoff at the theory, Azzam and Meyer try to better understand how Skye knows so much about fifteen years old Radha Joshi, as this is proof of a past-life memory. As their daughter gets worse, the Robbins leave their farm to escort Skye to India to learn what happened to Radha; not realizing Bombay is only the beginning of their search that cuts through Greece before returning to the States as all roads converge in Wyoming.

Soul Survivor is an engaging paranormal mystery that uses flashbacks and current nightmares to build up the suspense. Although none of the characters in the past or present are fully developed beyond the minimum of what their role requires to enhance the tension, the strong mysteries of what happened to teenage Radha decades ago and why Skye possesses her memories will grip readers throughout this this exciting thriller.

Harriet Klausner

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