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Quentin Black Mystery Book 1
JC Andrijeski
Sci-Fi/Mystery
White Sun Press
September 8, 2015
280

"My name is Black. Quentin Black."

Gifted with an uncanny sense about people, psychologist Miri Fox works as an off and on profiler for the police. So when they think they finally nailed the "Wedding Killer," she agrees to check him out, using her gift to discover the truth.

But the suspect, Quentin Black, isn't anything like Miri expects.

He claims to be hunting the killer too, and the longer Miri talks to him, the more determined she becomes to uncover his secrets.

When he confronts her about the nature of her peculiar "insight," Miri gets pulled into Black's bizarre world, and embroiled in a game of cat and mouse with a deadly killer--who might just be Black himself.

Worse, she finds herself irresistibly drawn to Black, a complication she doesn't need with a best friend who's a homicide cop and a boyfriend in intelligence.

Can Miriam see a way out or is her future covered in Black?

Standalone novel. No cliffhanger.

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Miriam (Miri) Fox is a Forensic Psychologist and a psychic but she keeps that part of herself from everyone she knows including her fiance Ian. Unfortunately her secret would be revealed when she was asked to evaluate a man Homicide Detective Nick Tanaka is convinced is the Wedding Killer a serial killer who leaves his victims bodies posed and in a wedding dress.

Quentin Black was caught standing over the body of the latest victim covered in blood and has refused to say one word to the detectives. Frustrated Nick asks Miri to see what she can find out and when she meets Quentin she feels a connection especially when he reveals he knows what she is, something even she doesn’t know. They both have the ability to speak with their minds and he tells her that she is like him and not from this Earth.

Black is released when his lawyer appears informing the police that Quentin was seeking the Wedding Killer and was asked by the latest victims parents to find her. Nick is like a dog after a bone and even though Quentin is released he is convinced he has the serial killer even though Miri tries to tell him he isn’t.

Quentin is the owner of Black Security & Investigations and when Miri shows up at his office he tries to convince her to go with him on a B&E to the next place he believes the killer will be at. Even though there is still some question in her mind as to Quentin’s involvement in  the murders she accompanies him.

Quentin wants Miri to work for him full time and he also wants her in his bed. He almost succeeds in getting her to let her guard down, almost. Miri is engaged and is loyal but something happens to put doubt in her mind as to whether or not she should marry Ian. I won’t go into any more than that for fear of giving anything away.

I had mixed feelings about this book, I loved Quentin Black who was quite a sexy, unique man, I also found that there were many unanswered questions about where Miri and Quentin came from and what their purpose on this Earth was. The murder mystery was secondary to the relationship building between Miri and Quentin and at times I felt that the book just dragged on. There was suspense and betrayal and I am sure that the next book in the series will clear some things up, well I hope so.