“I really enjoyed Dupré’s novel. As a lover of suspense and paranormal, I love discovering stories that blend both. I would have liked for that blending to be a bit more balanced. There is no question the suspense was solid through the book, as were the psychic elements. Knowing your child is in the clutches of a killer like the Mangler is every mother’s worst nightmare and, like Megan, I would have done whatever was necessary to save my child. I was caught by the character’s dilemma from the very start. As a result, I couldn’t put down the book. Dupré did a great job there.
The Talgorian Prophecy snuck up on me toward the end of the book though. All of a sudden, Megan and Brody are dealing with a prophecy that hadn’t been set up. Not for me, at least. There might have been a few lead-ins along the way but, if so, I completely missed or skimmed over them in favor of the stronger psychic elements. Beyond that, what Dupré laid out in that prophecy was original to me. I would have loved more time to explore it and the repercussions of the revelation.
Would I pick up another of Dupré’s novels? Absolutely! Despite my feelings about the prophecy elements, this author has a definite talent for pulling hard on a reader’s emotions. Her suspense and psychic elements are right on. I couldn’t put the book down until I read the last page.”