The Other Side of Midnight by Simone St. James takes the reader into the world of psychics in London during 1925. Ellie Winter finds lost items for people. She can touch a person, have them think of the item they have lost and can tell them where the item is located. She can also touch an item from someone or a person and see things about that person’s past.
Ellie’s friend, Gloria Sutter, is a psychic who helps people contact their loved ones who were killed in the war. Gloria is found murdered while on location conducting a séance. Gloria’s brother George soon arrives with a note from Gloria asking Ellie to find her on the other side. He asks Ellie to help him find Gloria’s killer.
Soon Ellie is teamed up with James Hawley who works for the New Society, a company that tries to debunk psychics. Several years ago, James tested Ellie’s Mom to prove she was a fake. Gloria deliberately ruined Ellie’s Mom’s reputation when she encouraged her to participate in the test. His report said she failed and was a fake, which was shared publicly. Shortly afterwards Ellie’s Mom died and then Ellie and Gloria’s relationship fell apart. Once Ellie’s Mom died, Ellie took over the business as being The Fantastique.
Ellie soon finds herself being followed by a strange man, and feels that her life could be in danger as more people turn up dead after she talks to them. Ellie was reluctant at first to help George but soon her curiosity gets the better of her.
St. James does a wonderful job of making Ellie an intelligent and brave women who doesn’t back down even when she feels her life is in danger. This book is filled with lots of action, suspense and twists and turns. The question is “who really killed Gloria and why.” And why did she go on location to conduct a séance when that was against her policy. I highly recommend this book if you want to be entertained.
London, 1925. Glamorous medium Gloria Sutter made her fortune helping the bereaved contact loved ones killed during the Great War. Now she’s been murdered at one of her own séances, after leaving a message requesting the help of her former friend and sole rival, Ellie Winter.
Ellie doesn’t contact the dead—at least, not anymore. She specializes in miraculously finding lost items. Still, she can’t refuse the final request of the only other true psychic she has known. Now Ellie must delve into Gloria’s secrets and plunge back into the world of hucksters, lowlifes, and fakes. Worse, she cannot shake the attentions of handsome James Hawley, a damaged war veteran who has dedicated himself to debunking psychics.
As Ellie and James uncover the sinister mysteries of Gloria’s life and death, Ellie is tormented by nightmarish visions that herald the grisly murders of those in Gloria’s circle. And as Ellie’s uneasy partnership with James turns dangerously intimate, an insidious evil force begins to undermine their quest for clues, a force determined to bury the truth, and whoever seeks to expose it.
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