Published November 30th 2012 by Ripley Patton (first published November 28th 2012) ISBN 13 9780988491007
Olivia Black just discovered that her ghost hand, a rare birth defect, can do more than light up a room. It can reach into people and pull things out. Things from the darkest depths of the human psyche never meant to exist in this world.
Olivia can pickpocket the soul.
But she can’t control her ability, or the strange items it extracts, and the only thing between Olivia and the men bent on taking the power of her hand is a boy she barely knows and doesn’t trust.
I like fast paced books. My favourite author is Matthew Reilly and the Scarecrow series of books, where you can’t put the book down because there is always something happening. Ripley Patton has captured that same fast paced excitement and I couldn’t put her book down either. I bowled it over in three days (give and take sleep and work).
I loved the character of Olivia, she seemed so naive and knowledgeable at the same time, but she just didn’t know what was about to come crashing into her world. Marcus seemed too good to be true, and he was. It was only when Olivia finally called him out that the truth was revealed and the work could begin, but then he wasn’t being entirely truthful!
The twists and turns in the story had been reading until the very end, there was no let up of pace and that is what I loved about the story. There were no dead patches, no slow downs or let downs.
The editing was superb for a Indie writer! I can’t wait for the next instalment of the adventure.