Book Review

Touched by the Light by Linn B Halton

When I purchased my Kindle I promised myself I would not buy any more paper books but the release of Touched by the Light  made me break that vow such was my enthusiasm to read this book. And I wasn’t disappointed. It is a brilliant read.

This Psychic Romance delivers on all counts even if you don’t believe in the supernatural and paranormal, life after death, spirits or anything remotely psychic. Touched by the Light draws you into the story immediately when Mya, knowing she has died, is thrust unwittingly and unwillingly into a quest to bring together two love-torn people, Laurel and Dan.

There are no ghosts to spook you, just one or two things that do go bump in the day; a door slamming, items being thrown across a room but these are just ways Mya makes herself known to Dan. Laurel can talk to spirits, and Mya finds herself able to communicate with her, trying to make sense of her own predicament as well as solving Laurel’s difficulties even when summoned by a Ouija board and a medium who tries to make sense of what is going on in their two worlds.

Although at times we do lose sight of Mya a little along the way, the ending is surprising, raising more questions than can possibly be answered on this journey into the spirit world, but a satisfactory conclusion nonetheless.

New writers are frequently told not to write in the first person because of how limiting this is in enabling the necessary reactions and actions between characters but Linn has achieved what many writers never do. She has created strong, believable characters in an intriguing plot that moves forward a pace. Each chapter is told from one character’s viewpoint delivered in the first person. And it works! No small feat for a new writer.

So, well done Linn on a superb read. I look forward to reading more of your books in the not too distant future.

Visit Linn’s website to read more about her and some snippets from her book at:  http://linnbhalton.co.uk/

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About Kit Domino

Author and acrylic artist who loves travel, gardening, nature, good food and wine and a whole more besides.

Posted on May 2, 2011, in Reviews, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thank you so much Kit for your very kind words, it means so much! When I finished writing this book I was elated, but also sad to know that I would no longer be sharing my days with characters I had come to think of as real people. I know that you will understand that feeling from your own writing, but as this was my debut novel it took me completely by surprise. I will continue to stop by and pick up hints and tips from you – everythig from writing to recipes! I have really enjoyed visiting ‘Where Two Worlds Collide’ and your words do ‘tug on my heart strings’. Best regards, Linn

    • Your book was a joy to read and I do appreciate your sentiments about letting characters go whom you have shared so much of your time with. It happens with every book. I sometimes wonder if that’s why authors write trilogies etc; they don’t like saying goodbye to their characters, so keep them alive, anxious to know how their lives and stories continue. Thank you for the kind words re my website. You are always welcome in both worlds.
      Best Wishes
      Kit

  2. I can not wait for this book to be out in Kindle. Hurry up Linn! x

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