I’m not sure what prompted me to download The Mind Readers by Lori Brighton. It could have been the ephemeral cover with the girl appearing almost to float among the waves of the sea. It could have been the title alone — The Mind Readers. Wouldn’t I love to read minds. I mean, who wouldn’t?
Whatever it was, I’m glad I followed my impulse. From the first page of this young adult paranormal novel I was drawn into the well-rounded character of Cameron Winters. She’s a senior in high school and resides in freezing cold Maine who just didn’t fit in. I could relate to her plight. But then, we find out she overhears her fellow students’ thoughts. That clinched this particular reading deal for me.
Pretty early on we find out that Cameron befriended Emily, her alleged BFF, to keep the rumors at bay. What rumors? That Cameron is some kind of a freak and not the sexual kind. Being Emily’s friend, a rich popular girl, shields Cameron almost completely. But, things are beginning to sour in Cameron’s mind about her friend. Emily’s family life is devolving affecting Emily’s behavior; she’s becoming a bitter young woman. Cameron is not happy with how Emily is behaving.
That’s just about when the murder happens and the new boy — Lewis — appears! (There are more twists and turns in this wonderful yarn than on a roller coaster! This is a definite page-turner.)
I do not wish to spoil this story for any who choose to read this book (and, hopefully the series!). Suffice it to say, that there are chase scenes, small victims in need of saving, first kisses, and some second and third ones and betrayal. The Mind Readers has it all! You will not be disappointed with this read.
[Did I mention that The Mind Readers (Book 1) is a free read??]