Review: Cassie Scot Paranormal Detective by Christine Amsden

Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

I received this book to give an honest review.

I really really liked this book it was filled with magic and the paranormal. You have Cassie who is starting out on her own as far as business wise. But being as she lives in a town full of paranormal she just wants a normal job without it. But when she is asked to do a simple job well that is when some secrets come out, an old friend comes back into her life and so much more.

Cassie is kind of not like her other siblings and she has always felt like an outcast but when her mom becomes pregnant again well lets just say Cassie is for sure more of an outcast than ever. And she is not truly happy with that. 
When Cassie takes the job that was offered to her, well it is more than she bargained for. She learns there are vampires about within her town and she plans on stopping them no matter the cost to her life. But when big time Evan comes into her life well he has something planned for her. And at the end well you can tell how she feels about paying her debt to him. 
Cassie has a boyfriend but their relationship is a weird one that I found just different. But who will pick in the end? Will it be Evan who she ends up indebted to? Or will it be Braden her long time boyfriend? 
Now this wasn't your normal paranormal book. There is magic, vampires of course, sorceress. There is a mystery that needs solving and Cassie is on the case. I liked how we didn't know "who dunit" right away you were kept guessing until almost the end. The world that this author created was different but vivid to where you could possibly see this world she created. It didn't seemed forced as some worlds that deal with paranormal do at times. It all flowed together nicely. 
The ending left me wondering if there would be a book two maybe? I really hope there is because I have questions that I would like answered. I can see this possibly becoming a series with Cassie and her jobs of paranormal.
Now the cover could use a huge makeover being as it looks kind of childish. I would have thought more of this being a NA book that maybe she would look more older.   
I do wish there could have been more information about Cassie's family background as I wanted more. But overall a really great and quick read, that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys the paranormal, and a good mystery. 

About the author:
Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.

Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.


  1. Thanks so much for the wonderful review! And *of course* there's a book two! Secrets and Lies is out right now, in fact.

    There is also a book three and a book four, both finished and bubbling their way through the publication queue at Twilight Times Books. Mind Games will hopefully come out in April.

  2. OMG are you serious? I can not wait to read them. :D


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