Celeste and John Cain are character’s we met in the first book of the Core series. Since that book the author created a separate series for them as Celeste is the only character in the Core series that deals in the paranormal. John was a bit of a dick about Celeste’s psychic visions when they first met and even at the beginning of their marriage. He loved her but it was hard for him at first to accept the things she could do and how at times it put her in danger. When they had their first child he worried even more because she could go into a trance at any time endangering their daughter. As time went on, John came to accept Celeste’s gift and even got to see first hand the good it could do – finding lost children – saving souls from the evil keeping them from passing on – and that their love grounded them both in the real and spirit world. . The last book dealt with a really evil ghost that had been killing for over 100 years. Turns out at the end of that book things didn’t end quite the way we thought they did.
Now on to my feelings about this book. Yes feelings and not review. Why.. Well I realized while I was reading this book that sometime during the 6 books John and Celeste have been in I became very protective of John. The author has a diabolical brain and likes to put her character’s through hell. Especially these two.
I equally love both John and Celeste’s character’s and think they are perfect for each other. They have been through so much that a part of me just wants to them to have some normalcy for a while. What happens in this book is so far from that and what John has to go through during this book was almost more than I could handle. Remember that evil ghost I mentioned from the last book – well he has possessed John’s body for months now and only John who is locked inside his own body with the madman knows. He has to watch this evil man play husband to his wife and father to his kids. This was at times more than I could stomach to read.. For once I couldn’t wait to get to the end of the book – where I hoped a happy ending awaited (well as much as of a happy ending as this author likes to give). And it WAS a great, heart warming, touching ending that I was ecstatic about.
Even though this book “upset” me due to my feelings about John – who yes I know is a fictional character, I love this author and please take this “review” as a little tongue and cheek as its meant to be.