Now You See Her
Cecelia Tishy
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Now You See Her: A Regina Cutter Mystery
Cecelia Tishy
Mysterious Press
304 pages
February 2005
rated 4 1/2 of 5 possible stars
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After her divorce, forty-something Regina Cutter is determined to forge a new life for herself far from the ladiesí luncheon lifestyle she had once so ardently cultivated. She finds the opportunity when a well-beloved auntís death leaves her with the legacy of not only a townhouse in Boston but also a curiously suited career prospect. Like her aunt before her, Regina soon becomes the unofficial psychic consultant to the Boston police.

Detective Frank Devaney is troubled that, even after thirteen years, a man he put behind bars for the murder of a rising politicianís son is still proclaiming his innocence. Reginaís fledgling psychic talents are initially unable to prove anything, and Frank seems to lose interest as Boston rocks under a spate of serial killings. But curiosity, along with a niggling psychic sensation, compels Regina to investigate on her own, a task made doubly dangerous when both paranormal and predatory human elements make her the target of their wrath.

Cecelia Tishy successfully combines a modern-day murder mystery with a distinct and eerie paranormal atmosphere in Now You See Her. Central character Regina Cutterís determination to uncover secrets of the past and avenge a miscarriage of justice is at once foolhardy and laudable, while the fortitude with which this forty-plus ex-society-wife remakes herself into a vital and useful part of society after divorce is more than praiseworthy. A Dante-quoting villain, a tough Harley street biker, a walk thorough Bostonís city history and some interesting information about Rastafarianism, together with wonderfully effective and spooky psychic phenomena, make this a deliciously perplexing paranormal puzzle. Hopefully readers wonít have to wait long to read the next installment in Reginaís supernatural adventures.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Rashmi Srinivas, 2005

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