When young boys go missing, psychic Kevin Quinn is called in to help the police department. Quinn’s partner is Connor Dougal, a newer detective on the force, and a skeptic when it comes to psychic abilities. That is until strange things happen to Kevin when he touches objects belonging to the missing kids. Even more disturbing is the way Kevin can participate in Connor’s dreams. Connor’s past is more tied to the current case than anyone realizes and it’s only by lancing the pain of the past there is a hope for the future.
Why I bought it:
I’d read and really enjoyed ZAM’s Crossing Borders so picked this one up as soon as it was released.
Dislike/like (ending on a high note):
Dislike~ After 10 years of closing himself off and living in denial, Connor does fall for Kevin pretty quickly. This may be hard to believe for some people, but wasn’t that big of a deal for me in the long run.
Like~ I admit I’m a huge fan of books featuring the crime solving psychic. JCP’s PysCop series is a perfect example… and so is this. Yeah, we may have all read ‘the trauma victim turned psychic who falls in love with a cop on the case’ before, however The Long Way Home offers up some twists and provides a fresh look at this storyline.
Dislike~ Besides the fast fall, Connor also seems quick to deal with any doubts about being out to everyone and to some extent revels in it. Again, this may make some, me included, raise an eyebrow. Still, he’s very adorable with it and I liked the way he was unashamed about his love and affection for Kevin.
Like~ Kevin does yoga. O_O I know! His very… flexible. *GRIN* Oh, and he’s a bit of a smart arse, which – surprise, surprise – is a character I relate to.
So, what I think:
Love it. The Long Way Home is a favourite. ZAM is an author who keeps on getting better and better.
I will be reviewing her latest, Drawn Together, for Wave’s blog shortly.