Echoes of the Past by Susanne Matthews-a review
About the book: Release Date July 11, 2014
Born Mohawk, raised white, forensic pathologist, Michelle Thomas is trapped between two worlds—this one and the spirit world where the ghosts of those who’ve drowned speak to her. Haunted by crippling nightmares of her own drowning death and erotic dreams of a phantom lover, she strives to make sense of her life. When two suspicious deaths occur at the Lake of the Mountain Resort, she’s sent to investigate. She’ll face the greatest challenge of her career when her past and her present collide. One of these men is her future, but which one—the rich and powerful Mayor Ron Davies, or Tony Steele, the hydrology professor who may be responsible for his students’ deaths? Charged by the spirits of her Mohawk ancestors to atone for her previous sins by protecting Lake of the Gods, can Michelle solve the murders, save the sacred waters, and fulfil her destiny?
If you love romance, mystery, paranormal happenings, and danger this is a must read!
I have been fortunate enough to get to read and review other novels by this marvelously talented author and am pleased to tell you that they just keep getting better and better, although none to this point have ever been anything but fantastic. Echoes of the Past, is another point on the author’s crown.
Past lives and memories enter into this wonderful tale of suspense mixed with equal doses of romance, danger, ghosts, and Mohawk beliefs.
Tony Steele is a professor/scientist with a team of researchers doing a study on the water from the Lake of the Mountain. He dreams about being with a beautiful Mohawk woman and making love, and much more…he sees her walking along the lake with her blanket wrapped around her. Dream, ghost, mmmm? Then two of his research students turn up drowned but suspiciously hooked together in the same jacket, and the plot thickens and thickens. Hold on tight the ride is just beginning.
Michelle is an investigator for her provinces coroner’s office. She specializes in drowning victims. She does this because she can see and talk to the spirits of those who have drowned. She is sent to investigate the drownings at the Lake of the Mountain. She has dreams of being with a Mohawk man and making love, she loves him very much, but her tribe is against it. When she sees pictures of the people at the lake, the professor looks just like the man she dreams about…mmmm.
Ok, that’s all the spoilers! You really have to read this marvelous tale for yourself. It’s well written with great characters, twisting plots, sexy, everything a story should be. I love the way Ms. Matthews has intertwined legends, ghosts, dreams, crimes, and even goddesses into a completely thrilling story.
Grab a glass of your favorite beverage, have lots of time, you won’t want to put this one down! Enjoy everyone, I certainly did!
Copy supplied by the author
Reviewed by Georgianna S.