by Kelly Lynn Colby
Fauna Young has come to grips with her empathy. What she had considered a curse has proven to be a gift as she helps her new friend, Detective Mateo Flores, with cold cases, bringing closure to families in pain. Her best friends, Amelia and Gina, know about her empathy and have accepted it without question. She’s even in a stable relationship with the perfect man.
Everything is coming up Fauna, until her con artist brother, Forrest, returns to town. Not only does Forrest have a new person with supposed healing abilities under his charm, but mysterious deaths are happening all around him. At the same time, an unidentified illness sickens the homeless population that flocks to the Healer. Fauna knows he’s up to no good, but can’t bring herself to believe he’s a murderer.
If she can’t solve the case, Fauna will be implicated in an old murder from her time as her brother’s partner in scamming wealthy patrons. Since her abilities don’t work on her brother, Fauna can’t fall back on her crutch to discover what’s really going down. Is her brother a killer or another victim caught in the killer’s web? Will Fauna’s newfound peace erupt into chaos as the truth unfolds?
Maybe empathy is a curse after all.
About the Author: Kelly Lynn Colby
Kelly Lynn Colby is a writer of all things fantasy. Whenever she tries to create a mundane story, a dragon pops in to take over. She eventually stopped fighting and caved to the magic. The dragons must have known something she didn’t, because her debut novel, Tarbin’s True Heir, won a bronze medal in the IPPYs for fantasy.