Book Reviews

Unspeakable Words (The Sixth Sense 1) by Sarah Madison at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Agents/Spies / Psychic Powers / Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 10-March-2017

Book Blurb

Special Agent John Flynn is everything Jerry Parker is not: dangerously handsome, coolly charismatic, and respected by his peers. Special Agent Parker is dedicated and meticulous, but his abrasive personality has given him a reputation for being difficult. When new information on a cold case appears, Parker is assigned to work with Flynn, and the sparks fly as their investigative styles clash. Contact with a strange artifact changes everything when it bestows unusual and unpredictable powers on Flynn... and the two men must learn to trust each other before a killer strikes again.



First Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, 2010.


Book Review

I've always been fascinated by the FBI's profiling department, and, in particular, serial killer cases. I suppose the part that interests me is trying to figure out why they do it versus how. Of course, the more I've studied, the more I've realized that sometimes there is no answer to the why. Since I had been spectacularly impressed with Sarah Madison's work before, I was ready to jump right into this adventure.

Special Agent Jerry Parker is detail-oriented, a loner, an excellent researcher, a little OCD, bad with people, and not a good field agent. He lives alone with his cat and has some definite bitterness towards what life has dropped in his lap so far. When his supervisor instructs him to assist in a cold investigation, Jerry isn't exactly jumping for joy, as he's tired of just being loaned out willy-nilly instead of being able to be on an actual team. He's even less thrilled when he is asked to pick up the incoming agent from the airport.

Special Agent John Flynn is an FBI profiler with an impressive number of closed cases. He is dedicated to catching criminals at all cost which has a detrimental effect on his personal life. Meaning, he doesn't really have one. John is everything Jerry wishes he was, good-looking, charismatic, and very good with people. Jerry is aghast at the nasty hotel in the horrible part of town that John was going to stay at, and, instead, offers John the use of his couch, figuring he was only going to be in town for a few days. The cold case, the Grimm Fairy Tale killer, had been inactive for a long time until a curator of a local museum called the FBI insisting she knew who the killer was and would give a statement but only to John.

In the course of their investigation, John accidentally touches an artifact which gives him unexplained powers. And, no, I'm not telling what they are because that would be a giant spoiler. It does, however, necessitate John and Jerry working together much more closely and therein developing a friendship that leads to attraction. However, the killer is beginning to escalate, and even though this is not the GFT killer, John and Jerry are still obsessed with bringing him down.

I enjoyed this story and watching two very different men come together as work partners, friends, and eventually, lovers. The author left it at a happy for now place and I would dearly like to see another book about Jerry and John to see what's happening in their world and how John is dealing with his superpowers! Not to mention, getting an answer as to how the artifact impacted him and no one else. So, Sarah Madison, could I get a sequel, please?





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novella, 200 pages/63548 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-March-2017
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle
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