When destiny calls, you need to pick up …
On the surface, Kristi Danielson has it all. She’s lifestyle coach to the rich and famous, has a bestselling book to her name and is described by her fans as “the veritable Queen of how to lead a fulfilling life”.
But the harsh truth is that Kristi has never practiced what she preaches. Her home life is a mess, her relationship with artist boyfriend, Tom, not much better – and now she has to redeem herself before all is lost.
At her wit’s end, Kristi is driven to seek out the help of Patrick Blakeslee, a tarot card reader and psychic medium, in an attempt to make sense of the mounting panic she’s feeling.
But Patrick’s visits have an unexpected effect on Kristi, leaving her with more questions than answers – and a life-changing decision to make.
What we say – review by Nikki Ford:
You always know when you’re reading one of Linn B Halton’s novels: assured, intriguing and full of poignancy. Her characters are always so clear and fascinating that I struggle to leave them behind when I finish her books.
The lynchpin of this novel for me was Kirsti and Tom’s relationship – a really complex bond forged through childhood need and a teenage desire. Its dysfunctional nature was so real and powerful that is was hard for both Kirsti and the reader to know if he was the right man for her. And yet when Patrick shows up on the scene, we can’t help but compare the two men.
Halton is not afraid to explore the spiritual world in her books, in a way that reminds me of many Jodi Picoult novels. It’s a brave choice but she pulls it off magnificently – neither ramming it down the readers’ throats nor leaving it unexplored. You feel safe in Patrick’s hands as he explains the life of a psychic medium to a vulnerable Kirsti.
A really interesting but very romantic story for anyone who struggles to embrace their own needs.