Book Review: Dead Speak by Pandora Pine

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Dead Speak
Author: Pandora Pine
Series: Cold Case Psychic #1
Heroes: Ronan O’Mara/Tennyson Grimm
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 214 Pages
Publisher: Pandora Pine
Release Date: January 19, 2018
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Demoted to the cold case squad after shooting a suspect in the line of duty, Detective Ronan O’Mara knows that his career with the Boston Police Department is hanging by a thread. His first assignment is the case of Michael Frye, a five-year-old boy who has been missing for seven years. With no new leads or witnesses to interview, Ronan has to start from scratch to solve this mystery. When he sees a handsome local psychic on television, Ronan figures he’s got nothing to lose in enlisting the man’s help to find Michael.

Psychic Tennyson Grimm is riding high after helping South Shore cops find a missing child. He’s even being courted by the Reality Show Network about a program showcasing his abilities. He has no idea that his midday appointment with a customer, who instead turns out to be a police detective, is going to change the course of his life and his career.

With the blessing of the BPD, which badly needs an image make-over, Ronan is allowed to bring Tennyson in to assist with the Frye case. Being thrown together in front of cameras is never easy, but add in an emotional missing person’s investigation, a tight-lipped spirit, and a cop who’s a skeptic, and it definitely puts a strain on both men and their working relationship.

When the child’s body is found, the work to identify his killer begins. As Ronan and Tennyson get closer to solving the case, the initial attraction they feel for one another explodes into a passion neither man can contain.

Will working together to bring Michael’s killer to justice seal their fledgling bond, or will unexpected revelations in the case tear them apart forever?

Dead Speak is Book One of the Cold Case Psychic Series. Book Two, Dead Reckoning, and Book Three, Dead Silent, will be available in the coming months.


Review: I was expecting to be doing all kinds of eye-rolling from some of the reviews I’d read, but the issues that some had seemed non-existent to me. I kept waiting for the big reveal that would send me running to DNF land, but it never showed. Makes me wonder sometimes if we even read the same book. But enough of that, this review is based on my own experience and I, for one, enjoyed it.

Ronan is a recent divorcee, from another cop, and he’s an ex-homicide detective who made a bad decision which relegated him to cold cases. Here is where he finds himself with the option of using a world renowned psychic or remain a no-name who can’t solve his cold cases. Even though he initially doesn’t believe in the hocus-pocus of the psychic realm, he really has nothing to lose and chooses to work with Tennyson. It has absolutely nothing to do with how sexy the guys is, nope, not at all. Tennyson is used to people not believing in his gift, but he knows eventually, if the spirits speak to him, then his actions will be proof on their own.

Ronan and Tennyson team up to find not only the remains of five year old boy, but to find his killer, as well. There are many twists and unexpected turns that kept me interested until the end. I didn’t realize when I first started that this was the first book in the series, and was getting a little concerned when I was running out of pages and Ronan and Tennyson hadn’t set a clear path in their own relationship. But, never fear, this ends on a positive note and left me looking forward to reading the next book.

Overall Impression: I really liked it!

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2018, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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