Cover Image: Seeing Things

Seeing Things

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date:

Member Reviews

Suzanne Linsey-Mitellas takes one on a rollercoaster ride through the world of the living - and the dead. It is a theme Charles Williams (the third Inkling, alongside J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis explored in his 1945 novel All Hallows' Eve, with less success. R. Chetwynd-Hayes used a lighter touch in his 1993 novel The Psychic Detective. Suzanne has written a far superior story managing to bring realism and horror to a fantastic plot, and even allowing love to bridge the gap between the living and the dead.
There is clearly more to come in the next novel as the author leaves one on the intersection of the physical and the spiritual where an unmentionable evil still lurks. Will love conquer all?
Was this review helpful?
Seeing Things was interesting in parts but a little stilted in others.  I wish it had chosen one thing to be.  Is this supernatural or procedural.  I would have preferred one being chosen and done well.  Some books can do both but this one fell short for me.  I wasn't fond of the ending.  It could have made it for me and pushed this up one more star.
Was this review helpful?
Thank you to NetGalley and the publishers for allowing me to review this title. 

After suffering from a brain bleed, Rachel Holloway discovers that she can see ghosts and speak to them. Unfortunately, they want something from her that she doesn't quite understand. As she begins to explore this new ability will she find truth and acceptance or discover something darker that may threaten her very life?

I really wanted to like this book. I love the paranormal. However, this book annoyed me. Rachel is not a sympathetic character. She lets everyone just walk all over her. Ghosts, Andy, her boyfriend...they all take what they want from her or demand her to fix their problems and she lets them. She never stands up for herself even once in this book, and it bothered me the entire time. I wanted her to take control of this ability and learn from it, but instead, she lets it control her. Her inability to think critically and look out for herself leaves her weak and sick and lets everyone with an agenda take advantage of her.

This book was part ghost story, part detective novel. The ghost part was more fleshed out and interesting, and I liked some of the ideas there. The introduction of Laya was also interesting, and I found her far more interesting and challenging than Rachel. I wanted more of her story and feel that if there's a sequel she will be integral to it. 

The ending was extremely abrupt. I don't mind a cliffhanger, but I didn't like how this book just stopped. It was frustrating more than mysterious.
Was this review helpful?
I enjoyed this book. I can not wait for more books from author! Thank you to publisher and NetGalley for this book!
Was this review helpful?
I'm a big fan of all things spiritual, all things supernatural and so this book was calling out to me and I really enjoyed it. It was incredibly fast paced, and I sped through it. 
It didn't feel particularly original - it felt very similar to 'ghost' the film, and also reminded me of the ITV drama series 'afterlife'. Despite it not feeling overly unique, it didn't hinder my enjoyment. I didn't feel that much happened, but I still loved it and felt super intrigued to continue and keep turning the pages. It's a really difficult one to review as I don;t want to spoil anything.

The book ended on a cliffhanger so Im hoping that another book will be on the way soon.
Was this review helpful?