I read “Bits & Pieces” by Dawn Hosmer when it first came out and found it to be very creative with a driving plot that kept you reading, stringing you along with just the right amount of tension. So when I saw she had a second book in the series available, I jumped at the chance to read it.
And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. Tessa returns as the main character, one whose gift allows her to see flashes of the future or past, each flash accompanied by colors that relate to a type of memory. However, unlike before, Tess is having flashes without having to touch someone.
The flashes begin, accompanied by a previously unseen color, green, when Tess discovers the remains of a young boy in the creek near the home where she and her husband live. This starts her down a path of trying to find the young boy’s killer, not just to find justice for all of the killer’s victims, but to keep them from striking again. Because the next one could very well be someone very close to her life and heart.
As Tess struggles with the visions, she draws many people into her whirlwind. And while most are willing to help her in any way they can, the pressure also drives a wedge between Tess and the most important person in her life: her husband.
Will Tess find the other victims and bring peace to their families? Can they find the killer before they strike again? Will her marriage survive the strain put on it as Tess tries to balance all the demands on her? And oh yeah, how will Tess manage all of this while nearing the end of her pregnancy?
I definitely enjoyed this book and recommend it for anyone who enjoys fast-paced thrillers with a good touch of love and humanity. You don’t have to read the first book in the series before “Pieces & Parts,” but it would definitely add some depth and color, pun intended, to this one.
Rating: Five Stars (Out Of Five Possible)