Thursday, June 7, 2012

Cloaked In Malice-Annette Blair

Cloaked In Malice

Annette Blair

Berkley Prime Crime, Jul 3 2012, $7.99

ISBN: 9780425251430

Owner of A Vintage Magic clothing store, Madeira “Maddie” Cutler is also a psychic who has the uncanny ability to touch attire and learn much about the person who wore that item. Her gift comes in handy when Paisley Skye enters the shop wearing vintage clothing at a time when Maddie’s friend hundred and four years old Dolly Sweet was in the shop too. Dante the ghost is stunned when he sees by Paisley, but Dolly is also shocked as the woman resembles her; she abruptly leaves town.

Paisley asks Maddie to help her find out who she is; all her life she resided inside a compound fortified by an electric fence on a deserted island. Paisley further explains for years all she ever saw was her Mam and Pap who she believes are not her parents and she never left the compound until they both died. Maddie touches an item and sees a very young Paisley while nearby the child’s parents are killed. Maddie, her lover Nick the FBI agent and Paisley return to the island while someone diligently watches them.

Annette Blair always provides a delightful paranormal mystery as affirmed by her newest A Vintage Magic Mystery (see Skirting The Grave). The twisting storyline casts a spell on readers; as like Paisley we want to know who she is and why she lived like a hermit on a reinforced isolated island filled with stunning secrets. Fans will enjoy Cloaked in Malice.

Harriet Klausner

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