Published: September 19, 2017
Genre: Historical Mystery, Paranormal Mystery
Obtained via: Publisher
Reviewed by name and email address: Gina firstname.lastname@example.org
I thoroughly enjoyed Jessica Estevao’s first Change of Fortune Mystery, WHISPERS BEHOND THE VEIL and eagerly awaited the next story in the series. With WHISPERS OF WARNING she did not disappoint. First of all I enjoy a good historical mystery. They are among my favorites. I also enjoy a paranormal that deals with psychic abilities. Estevao gives us both in her Change of Fortune series. A bonus for readers are her historical notes at the end of the books.
There’s so much to like in this series and in particular WHISPERS OF WARNING. First of all there is the setting of Old Orchard and in this book there is the pending opening of the Pier which is purported to be the longest entertainment pier in the country. This thread was hinted at in book 1 and is carried into book 2. It’s not jarring, but an integral part of the story.
The main characters, Ruby and Yancey, have some nice growth and development, especially Ruby as she becomes more comfortable with her psychic skills. And Yancey plays a part in that as he starts to come around to believe in Ruby’s skill. It’s not a sudden turns around but a well-done, natural progression.
Estevao blends several prominent historical issues into the story adding depth to the mystery. The story is nicely paced told in a voice that has you sitting down to savor each word. Because of the language of the time this is not a quick read, but one that absorbs you into the story.
You do not have to have read book 1 to enjoy WHISPERS OF WARNING, however, if you do not partake of both you are missing out on some good reading.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.