All the Wounds in Shadow Book Cover All the Wounds in Shadow
The Healing Edge - Book Two
Anise Eden
Paranormal Thriller
Diversion Books
August 23, 2016
248

"Peopled with engaging characters and filled with intrigue, this book will delight readers of paranormal romance. This series occupies a special place at the top of my favorites list and I can't wait to see what Ms. Eden brings us next."—Rosanna Leo, author of the Gemini Island Shifters series

Cate's enemies aren't just surrounding her—they're inside her head.

Therapist Cate Duncan has just accepted a job with the MacGregor Group, a unique collective of alternative healers. She’s excited by the prospect of honing her empathic healing techniques among others like herself—aura readers, telepaths, crystal healers, and more. The fact that Cate just started dating Ben, her magnetic new boss, is an added bonus.

Before Cate can settle into her new routine, the poisoning of a prominent neuroscientist draws the entire MacGregor Group into both a federal investigation and an even more insidious threat. Protected by Ben’s former Marine Corps unit, Cate and her colleagues must use their alternative healing methods to solve the crime as their patient clings to life. The responsibility of discovering crucial information falls to Cate and her parapsychological powers.

But for Cate, unraveling the mystery means reopening wounds that had just begun to heal—and in the environment of the Marine Corps unit, differences between Cate and Ben become clearer, straining their budding romance. When a new crisis looms, Cate must trust in her colleagues’ gifts and the strength of Ben’s love, finding the courage to confront her deepest and most terrifying demons—or her own life will be at risk.

Review by: Charlayne Elizabeth Denney

Paranormal Romance Guild

Cate Duncan continues her training with the McGregor Group, a group of paranormal practitioners who use various gifts, clairvoyance, empathy, Reikki, and others, to help and heal clients. The Group, led by Ben McGregor, a former Marine, is called into the National Institutes of Health to talk to a comatose doctor who was poisoned. Cate, in conjunction with Asa, the medium, finds out that Dr. Braz Belo was working and collapsed. He sends Cate to find something he left with a friend and the results send the Group and the members of Ben’s former Marine unit, Yankee Company on a collision course with a plot within the government itself. Cate and Ben, still trying to keep the training restrictions on food and sex, find their relationship going public and Cate still has to learn how to control her own gifts without upsetting Ben’s sense of protection.

I have to admit, I loved book 1 of this series, All The Broken Places. Anise Eden mixes psychology, medicine, and paranormal gifts beautifully and seamlessly. Ben is a great guy, former Marine (with very believable personality quirks because of his service) and Cate is wonderful as the newbie. The rest of the McGregor Group are great as well, very different from each other and easy in their interaction. The members of the NIH and Yankee Company work well, the research is there on both these organizations and it’s solid. And yes, I cried over Dr. Belo and his wife.

I knew I was loving this book when I gave up sleep to read it. I started it thinking “I’ll just get into the first chapter to see what it’s like” and ended up reading another three hours into the wee hours of the morning. I did it again with my afternoon nap, skipping it in favor of following Cate out the door, in secret, and into the city. I reluctantly put the book down until bedtime, when I tried to read a couple of minutes to get drowsy to sleep and ended up finishing the book at 4:30 a.m.

Yes, it’s that good. A good solid 5-star and I hope Anise hurries up with book 3, which is going to be titled All The Light There Is. I’m looking forward to more Cate and Ben!