Review: Compelled by Inge-Lise Goss
Published: Nov. 1, 2016
Genre: Murder, Mystery
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New York Detective Sidney Langston is rushed to the hospital with excruciating chest pains the same night a woman who bears a remarkable resemblance to her is murdered in San Diego. Tests reveal Sidney is perfectly healthy, yet the crippling pain persists until the dead woman reaches out from beyond the grave for Sidney’s help to vindicate her wrongfully imprisoned husband and to find her murderer.
Desperate to remain pain free, Sidney embarks on a mission to exonerate an innocent man. With a ruthless killer at large, she soon discovers the crime is more than a simple whodunit when dangerous scenarios unfold. The dead woman’s spirit relentlessly pushes Detective Langston to solve the crime and correct an injustice – or forever be tormented by an invisible bullet wound.
I have read this author's work before and I really like how she has a way to draw you into the mystery of murders. It isn't always just so simple there is some weaving around to find why someone murdered someone.
In this story we meet Sidney who all of a sudden has these chest pains but she isn't sure why. That is until she gets a call from Bernice a medium who believes that Sidney can help her.
It seems that Sidney and this ghost have somethings in common and that is why there is a connection between the two.
We see how Sidney decides to help clear this man she has never met before. With the help of a P.I. named Sam they uncover something more and it seems those that are involved will stop at nothing to get what they want. Even if it is framing folks. Some people are good at being two faced!
The plot was good and the pace was steady. There was never a dull moment especially with Sidney doing everything in her power to clear Aden's name.
I really liked how the ghost would try to point Sidney in the right direction even though at times Sidney didn't know it.
Now I would have given this book a solid five but I didn't feel satisfied with how Bernice the medium was handled. Why didn't Sidney call her after everything to make sure the ghost was fully in peace.
The characters were great and well developed, if you like mystery and murder with a bit of a ghost then check this book out.
Inge-Lise Goss loves the journeys where her characters take her, and she hopes her readers do too. She was born in Denmark, raised in Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah. She is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in that field for over twenty years. She now lives in the foothills of Red Rock Canyon with her husband and their dog, Bran, where she spends most of her time in her den writing stories. There, with her muse by her side, imagination has no boundaries and dreams come alive. When she’s not pounding away on the keyboard she can be found reading, rowing, or trying to perfect her golf game, which she fears is a lost cause.