Title: The Finder
Author: J.E. Lorin
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: 3/15/2017
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Romance, M/M Paranormal
Page Count: 284
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
At the age of sixteen, August Goodson developed a strange and mysterious power overnight: he can find people. Victims of murder, suicide, kidnapping, accidents, and rape; August can find them all, usually dead, but sometimes still alive. Nine years later finds August volunteering his services to the police. He’s still smarting from the loss of his long-time love Dante, who cheated on him with his best friend, and harbors a deep crush on the incredibly handsome, and oh-so-straight, Detective Luke Williams. But there are bigger concerns on August’s mind: a serial killer is loose in the city, one whose victims are a little too much like him for comfort. When August finds a living victim who may be one of the serial killer’s, he’s drawn even deeper into the case. Will he make it out alive, or will he soon be the one in need of finding?
‘I’m just a normal guy who happens to be able to do something very unusual.’
Loved this book! Not read anything by this author before but the blurb really intrigued me and it turned out to be a fascinating, unique, gripping read.
August has psychic abilities and can find people. Whether that is murder victims, missing people or people who have had accidents they just call to him in some internal way. He is working as a consultant for the local police department, particularly working with Detectives Gladstone and Williams and he’s sporting a major crush on Detective Williams – shame he is a straight widower. Or is he?.
I seriously love slow burn detective mystery books and throw in the unique psychic element in this one and i was hooked from the start. There’s a serial killer on the loose strangling young gay men who happen to have a striking resemblance to August. I don’t want to spoil a lot more of the actual story because its more fun to be surprised as you read but August, Detective Williams (Luke) and Gladstone try and solve this case and prevent the serial killer from killing any more people.
“You’re not defective. You’re perfect just the way you are.”
One thing i loved about this book was that it was often discussed how traumatising August finds it finding all these people who dead or alive have been victims of horrific crimes and accidents. Quite often with these sort of stories the realistic elements and true emotions are skated over and i applaud this author for allowing the MC to show real feelings and insight.
Secondary characters were awesome in this book and really well developed. They added a lot to this story and really increased the realism. As i said at the beginning this is a slow burn love story and there’s not a whole load of nookie, but what there is is real and in keeping with the serious nature of the rest of the story.
Looking forward to reading more from this brilliant author!