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Cold Sight chapter 1 Cold Sight, meaning Cold Sight, genre Cold Sight, book cover Cold Sight, flies Cold Sight, Cold Sight 01997b0509107 Leslie Parrish Introduces Extrasensory Agents, A Band Of Psychic Investigators Interested Only In The Cases Nobody Else Wants The Coldest OnesAfter Being Made A Scapegoat In A Botched Investigation That Led To A Child S Death, Aidan McConnell Became A Recluse Still, As A Favor To An Old Friend, Aidan Will Help On The Occasional XI Case But Under His Handsome, Rugged Facade, He Keeps His Emotions In Check For Fear Of Being Burned AgainReporter Lexie Nolan Has A Nose For News And She Believes A Serial Killer Has Been Targeting Teen Girls Around Savannah But No One Believes Her So She Turns To The New Paranormal Detective Agency And The Sexy, Mysterious Aidan For HelpBut Just As The Two Begin Forging A Relationship, The Case Turns Eerily Personal For Lexie And Aidan Discovers That Maybe He Hasn T Lost The Ability To Feel After All


10 thoughts on “Cold Sight

  1. says:

    Don t do what I did if you can help it and drag this read out for a week I m sure this book would ve been a whole lot enjoyable if I could ve made some time to read it consistently I kept having to put it down, pick it up, put it downit was hard to keep the tension going reading it that way However, once I was able to devote time to it, it got harder to put it down, and the book took off for me The first 100 pages are so are used to set up the story, and set up the series, so there are a few things to keep straight, but you re not overloaded This story reads a lot like a Karen Rose book lots of good suspense with a creepy, evil villain although not as diabolical as a Rose villain , and strong characters a newspaper reporter heroine a hero who uses his psychic gifts to help solve crimes to root for Although I must admit, I think the victims upstaged the H h in this book whenever the teenage victim was written about, the book became interesting and suspenseful for me I was a little disappointed in the romance between the H h there just wasn t enough for me I understand why there realistically couldn t be they were in the middle of trying to solve a kidnapping of a teenage girl before it developed into a murder, and they couldn t very well jump in the sack whenever the spirit moved thembut stillafterward, I was hoping for a little .The plot in a nutshell handsome, brooding Aidan McConnell has psychic powers that he uses to help solve crimes, and is quite well known But when an investigation goes wrong, he is made a scapegoat by reporters and the family of the young victim He retreats from his home in Savannah and becomes a recluse in the small town of Granville, 50 miles away He s had it with getting involved in missing persons investigations, and just wants to be left alone especially by reporters.Lexie Nolan is a newspaper reporter in Granville, and she believes there s a serial killer on the loose Teenage girls have been disappearing, but no one seems to care since they ve all been from the wrong side of town The locals and the police chief all look the other way, calling the girls trashy runaways, because they refuse to believe that anything like that could happen in their little community When she writes an article about what she believes is happening, she s ostracized from the townfolk and threatened Luckily her boss at the newspaper agrees that something fishy is going on Granville seems to be hiding lots of secrets, and he agrees that Lexie should delve a little deeper When yet another teen disappears a young scholar from the wrong side of the tracks,Vonnie Jackson one who is a friend of his teenage twin daughters he suggests she try to get the help of the town s newest resident, the renowned, but reluctant physchic, Aidan McConnell Will Aidan put his disgust of reporters aside and help the feisty, beautiful Lexie find Vonnie and help her figure out what kind of evil is permeating the town of Granville Cold Sight was a very well written romantic suspense Lexie and Aidan had chemistry and had some verbal sparring going on at first, and Lexie was able to charm and impress Aidan enough to agree to help her When the case took a personal turn for Lexie, Aidan called in his friends and former co workers from Savannah for help, and the reader gets to meet a handful of fellow psychic investigators each with their own unique skills who will surely have their own stories told in the future As Lexie and Aidan get closer, and when Lexie s life is on the line, they agree that their feelings are beyond friendship and their relationship does turn physical The one love scene in the book was well done and certainly hot enough, but it left me wishing for between Aidan and Lexie After the case was solved and they had time to explore the relationship, I was hoping for spelled out romance scenes, but that was not to be It was a case of tell but don t show, which left me a wee bit disappointed Still, a very good first effort in a new series It did keep me guessing about who the villain was, and it did serve up a sad shocker that I didn t see coming I liked the H h well enough, and the fellow psychics all seem like they d have some interesting stories to tell I wish there was a bit romance in the book, but that s the way it is with RS sometimes an RS is heavier on the suspense If it s as well done as Cold Sight , then you live with it I ll definitely be checking out the second in the series, Cold Touch, and be hoping for a bit romance 4 stars


  2. says:

    Cold Sight4 StarsGirls are disappearing in the seemingly quiet town of Granville, Georgia, but the only one interested is reporter Lexie Nolan After another girl is abducted, Lexie turns to disgraced psychic, Aidan McConnell for help and the two soon find themselves embroiled in a web of deceit that is about to hit a little too close to home Well written characters, a solid romance and an intense suspense plot Lexie and Aidan s push pull vibe is very appealing and their interactions are believable despite the relatively short timeline They have both suffered set backs in their pasts, but Lexie is just the direct, no nonsense type that Aidan needs to force him to take that much needed step toward trusting another person.The other XI members, each with their own unique ability, are intriguing Unfortunately, it seems that there is only one book in the series, which is disappointing as the characters are compelling enough for them to have their own stories.The serial killer plot is gripping from the outset with clever use of multiple POVs to heighten the tension and suspense While the paranormal elements are quite subtle, they are put to good use in the story, especially the connection between Aidan s abilities and his sense of smell, which is original, visceral and immersing That said, the descriptions of the crimes are dark and gritty so the book may not appeal to all readers All in all, an entertaining read for those who enjoy a little paranormal with their mystery and romance.


  3. says:

    Awesome reada murder mystery thriller suspense novel but also a romantic suspense and the the whole thing worked fabulously The writing was excellent the story kept moving and didn t drag at all the secondary characters were fully fleshed out and you cared about them The mystery who dun it aspect was amazing, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time Totally recommend for those who love mystery thrillers and a suspense romancewas excellent


  4. says:

    Yet another highly enjoyable romantic suspense read by Leslie Parrish aka Leslie Kelly I really loved her Black CATs trilogy and was looking forward to the first book in this new series Parrish didn t disappoint This book was almost a 5 star read.Series Note First book in Parrish s new light paranormal romantic suspense series Extrasensory Agents about investigators that possess various 6th sense abilities.Summary Lexie Nolan is a reporter in a small Georgia town who starts investigating the disappearances of many wrong side of the tracks teenage girls The cops and prominent townsfolk believe they are just runaways, but Lexie believes something sinister is going on in town Her story incites mass panicuntil the police chief manages to make her look like an idiot and discredit her She s forced to drop the issuebut she never forgets.The another girl disappears and this time people aren t so willing to look the other way Lexie s back on the case and she turns to local recluse Aidan McConnell Aidan is a psychic whose last case went terribly He moved to Granville and has kept to himself, determined to never put himself out there again Then Lexie shows up on his turn, pleading for his help Reluctantly, he agrees Soon the two are realizing that some very bad stuff is happening in Granville And along the way, the two realize that perhaps they re made for each other.Review This was a fantastically creepy story, a la Karen Rose and Beverly Barton Parrish had me hooked in right from the very start I was sucked into the mystery and wanting to know That s a great way for a romantic suspense book to start And it kept up throughout the book It s a creepy, dark tale that keeps you guessing and keeps you reading The bad guy isn t obvious at all and I was kept in suspense throughout the story, wondering what was going on, who was doing what, and how it would all work out I just wanted to keep reading to see where the story would go So top marks on that aspect of the story.The romance was solid as well I really liked both Aidan and Lexie Both are strong yet vulnerable characters that find something in each other that they need They have a great connection and I didn t feel the romance aspect was lacking at all And there s just enough spice to the sex to make it yummy I also loved the supporting cast and the setup for the rest of the series There s a great cast of characters here with a lot of potential for the future stories Parrish has me hooked on wanting to know about them and what will happen in their stories.There s also a brutally sad part of the book near the end I so wasn t expecting what happened there It had me in tears a time or too Just so sad Even though I kinda hated that it happened, Parrish wrote it very well And I d love to see a return of Taylor someday in a future book She d make a fantastic tragic heroine, I think.There were a couple of areas that I thought the book could have been better Two minor issues that didn t really affect my enjoyment of the story First, though the romance was good, it was a bit too in the moment, too built on what was going on in the story I would have liked a little connection between the characters with them getting to know about each other It was a minor thing, but something I noticed Second, there were a few times that the suspense aspect dragged now and again Like I was waiting a little too long for the action to pick up Again, a minor thing that was noticeable, but not critical.Really, the only major criticism I have was the plot resolution at the end, and a related detail I felt like there was a little too much left hanging Or maybe not left hanging because everything was resolved, but rather that I was left wondering about related issues Like what happened to all the members of the Club You know they were caught, but what then And I wanted to know about the main bad guy, about his pasthow many other girls had he killed What did he do with the bodies How long had he been killing Etc I wanted to know these things to make the resolution solid.And there was also this thing at the end where Aidan finds an answer to a past case that had caused the personal crisis that led him to seclude himself I suspected what that answer was from the beginning, but when it comes out at the end, it s left handing With Aidan and Lexie just saying they ll do whatever it takes to get justice I wanted than that That case is so huge to who Aidan is now and I wanted a big resolution to that issue And okay, I realize that it wouldn t fit in the book, but at the same time, it left me frustrated at the end not to get that big resolution Honestly, I think it would make a great story for a second book featuring Lexie and Aidan There s a lot of potential in that story I d love to read it.So really, the wrap up at the end was the only thing that for me needed some improvement Otherwise, it was a really great romantic suspense read I read through it in a snap because I just wanted to keep reading I m really looking forward to in this series.WARNING, this story contains dark themes of teenage abduction and abuse, murder, references to molestation of children and teenagers So don t read if you can t handle story themes like that.


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    In a nutshell The thriller aspect of the book was a rush Romantic aspect, OK I m glad the RRRC group picked this I probably wouldn t have found it otherwise.Allow me to begin by saying that if one were to ask me whether I d recommend this book, I d suggest reading this book for the suspense aspect than the romance.Now that that s out of the way o This book follows multiple perspectives of the residents in the sleepy town of Granville Georgia chiefly those of clairvoyant Aiden McConnall and reporter Lexie Nolan Aiden has been hiding from the public eye ever since he botched a missing person case that ended in a child s death He was ripped to shreds by sensationalist journalists, left with nothing but nightmares and a load of guilt Lexie Nolan is unsurprisingly an unwelcome and unexpected addition to his life She too has been disgraced in a way, having had her most recent expose declared false and misleading But Lexie is convinced she s right about a string of abductions of local, poor young women.Now, as the reader, we are not in doubt that Lexie s right about her suspicions the book begins with a chilling look into the mind of the latest abductee I ll put an emphasis on chilling, because this book is at it s most jarring when we re following the victim, or even the killer The tension is near constant, with a big emphasis on time the exact hour is noted at the beginning of each section or chapter, and many situations occur simultaneously The author is good at pulling the rug from under you, leaving you feeling that no one is safe and that the evil might win some battles, regardless of how they ll fare in the greater war I really felt the suffering and anguish of the victims, as well as the sickness and desperation of the perp I actually had a nervous pit in my tummy as I read the final act There were a few instances of what I thought were character contradictions I d prefer to keep this review spoiler free, so I ll simply say that some characters behaviors granted, in only a few cases had me like but that don t make no sense, though __ Read the book, I d love to discuss As I mentioned at the start of this review, my own classification of this book is as a mystery thriller with a layer of romance and sprinkle of sensuality Though I felt connection with the hero and heroine, and though theirs was a sweet romance, it wasn t that compelling an element.The supporting characters from the eXtreme Investigations group who are brought into the proceedings by Aiden are all interesting Each one saddled with an amazing but double edged ability, they ll most certainly make for some great material in future books I most certainly look forward to it.


  6. says:

    Great way to start a series This was really well written Had me hooked from page one Love the mystery aspect and man I was so wrong on who the baddie was Darn it lol Actually I am glad I was wrong cause I kinda liked this person This book had truly sick people in it Talk about passing down your sickness to your children It was disturbing That was just part of the mystery There was also the serial killer aspect as well One leads into the other The H h were so great together Loved that there was the instant attraction but not instant love I was really saddened by one event that had happened Wow I was really hoping that it wouldn t turn out that way but, it did and it was so sad That scene where they don t even know who she is That was so freaking sad It brought tears to my eyes I can just see it playing out in my head Overall loved it and cant wait to get my hands on the next one.


  7. says:

    Granville, Georgia is plagued by a serial killerOr is it When reporter Lexie Nolan ran the story of several teenage girl gone missing, she was shut down, and almost lost her job, while the chief of police and all the prominent citizens claimed the missing teens were just runaways Especially since they were from the bad part of town.Well, the Ghoul, as some have dubbed the presumed serial killer, has struck again This time kidnapping a girl from the bad part of town going to school in the good part of town The police and the public can no longer hide from the truthOr can they Just to be sure, Lexie enlists the help of Aidan McConnell, a psychic investigator ran out of Savannah after a case gone bad, resulting in the death of a child It s tough getting him on board, but once he s hooked, there s no chance he won t see this through.But someone doesn t want Lexie and Aidan poking around Because something is obviously wrong in this quaint little town, something that just might put the serial killer to shame with its darkness and longevity Because Granville reeks of dark secrets, and the serial killer just might expose them all.Though this is categorized as romantic suspense, I d say this is along the lines of a thriller with some rather strong romantic undertones It was dark, compelling, chilling, edgy, intriguing, a little sick especially in that basement and clubhouse , and a lot twisted I thought Ms Parrish s Black CATs trilogy was dark, but it has nothing on this book Also, the Black CATs stories were sort of 50 50 on romance and suspense, while here the percentage was highly in favor of the suspense.The driving force, at least for me, wasn t the less exposed romance, though it played a major role, bringing Lexie and Aidan together, binding them, creating a powerful team, it wasn t the aforementioned two leads, it wasn t even the twisted killer or the sick and dark little town secret , it was the strong, determined, unbreakable personality of the Ghoul s latest victim, Yvonne Vonnie Jackson Though a secondary character, relegated into the role of the victim, she was the glue that brought everything together, she was the catalyst for this story, and its true heart.The reader gets to know the killer, observe her prison through her eyes, experiences everything as she experiences it, and has no choice but admire the strength of her character, her determination to get free no matter what, her stubborn refusal to let the villain win And it is also her slight connection to Aidan that pulls him into the investigation, gets him to trust Lexie, makes him forget all his misgivings and self doubt, and dive into the case head on Yes, the killer started it all by kidnapping her, but it was Vonnie that drove the story forward.Ms Kelly did an amazing job in creating such a realistic character and giving her the opportunity to almost outshine the leads Despite everything, to me, this was Vonnie s story than anything else.Not that I didn t love the romance subplot Far from it The sparks between Lexie and Aidan flew from the get go, the tension and attraction was almost palpable and it was just a matter of time before they both gave in Their psychic connection gave their story a little otherworldly feel and a little explanation to the rushed in feeling, but still it retained an elusive believability Marvelously done.The same goes for the main suspense arc The killer was deliciously twisted, a complete psycho with a sadistic streak a mile wide, but it was still a true pleasure to read, and the villain s identity remained a secret until Ms Kelly decided to reveal it, which was a nice respite from the usual suspense fare where the bad guy is obvious from the first chapter.The Hellfire Club sub sub plot was sick and twisted as well, though the resolution was rather lacking, but maybe we haven t seen the end of the Club just yet Here s hoping.And now to the whole series stuff Unlike many first book in a series books, this one wasn t rife with world building and introductions of characters, but instead provided mere tidbits of the characters pasts and abilities, but that was enough to get to know them and whet the reader s appetite for I m already itching to read about the EA investigative team and their abilities.Lastly, despite the darkness , I don t think this is a mood book , having to read it when the mood is just right You can pick it up at any time, it ll pull you in from the first page and won t spit you out until the very end Even when a scene was a bit too much to take and I wanted to put it down, I simply couldn t Something compelled me to keep reading, although the pacing was a bit slower on the re read.I also liked the short story in the end, about Aidan s first meeting Julia and getting invited into the Extrasensory Agents team.


  8. says:

    Granville, Georgia is plagued by a serial killer Or is it When reporter Lexie Nolan ran the story of several teenage girl gone missing, she was shut down, and almost lost her job, while the chief of police and all the prominent citizens claimed the missing teens were just runaways Especially since they were from the bad part of town.Well, the Ghoul, as some have dubbed the presumed serial killer has struck again This time kidnapping a girl from the bad part of town going to school in the good part of town The police and the public can no longer hide from the truth Or can they Just to be sure, Lexie enlists the help of Aidan McConnell, a psychic investigator ran out of Savannah by a case gone bad, resulting in the death of a child It s tough getting him on board, but once he s hooked, there s no chance he won t see this through.But someone doesn t want Lexie and Aidan poking around Because something is obviously wrong in this quaint little town, something that just might put the serial killer to shame with its darkness and longevity Because Granville reeks of dark secrets, and the serial killer just might expose them all.Though this is categorized as romantic suspense, I d say this is along the lines of a thriller with some rather strong romantic undertones It was dark, compelling, chilling, edgy, intriguing, a little sick especially in that basement and clubhouse , and a lot twisted I thought Ms Parrish s Black CATs trilogy was dark, but it has nothing on this book Also, the Black CATs stories were sort of 50 50 on romance and suspense, while here the percentage was highly in favor of the suspense.The driving force, at least for me, wasn t the less exposed romance, though it played a major role, bringing Lexie and Aidan together, binding them, creating a powerful team, it wasn t the aforementioned two leads, it wasn t even the twisted killer or the sick and dark little town secret , it was the strong, determined, unbreakable personality of the Ghoul s latest victim, Yvonne Vonnie Jackson Though a secondary character, relegated into the role of the victim, she was the glue that brought everything together, she was the catalyst for this story, and its true heart.The reader gets to know the killer, observe her prison through her eyes, experiences everything as she experiences it, and has no choice but admire the strength of her character, her determination to get free no matter what, her stubborn refusal to let the villain win And it is also her slight connection to Aidan that pulls him into the investigation, gets him to trust Lexie, makes him forget all his misgivings and self doubt, and dive into the case head on Yes, the killer started it all by kidnapping her, but it was Vonnie that drove the story forward.Ms Parrish did an amazing job in creating such a realistic character and giving her the opportunity to almost outshine the leads Despite everything, to me, this was Vonnie s story than anything else.Not that I didn t love the romance subplot Far from it The sparks between Lexie and Aidan flew from the get go, the tension and attraction was almost palpable and it was just a matter of time before they both gave in Their psychic connection gave their story a little otherworldly feel, but still retained that elusive believability and realism Marvelously done.The same goes for the main suspense arc The killer was deliciously twisted, a complete psycho with a sadistic streak a mile wide, but it was still a true pleasure to read, and the villain s identity remained a secret until Ms Parrish decided to reveal it, which was a nice respite from the usual suspense fare where the bad guy is obvious from the first chapter.The Hellfire Club sub sub plot was sick and twisted as well, though the resolution was rather lacking, but maybe we haven t seen the end of the Club just yet Here s hoping.And now to the whole series stuff Unlike many first book in a series books, this one wasn t rife with world building and introductions of characters, but instead provided mere tidbits of the characters pasts and abilities, but that was enough to get to know them and whet the reader s appetite for I m already itching to read about the XI investigative team and their abilities April and Olivia s story is too far away for my taste.Lastly, despite the darkness , I don t think this is a mood book , having to read it when the mood is just right You can pick it up at any time, it ll pull you in from the first page and won t spit you out until the very end Even when a scene was a bit too much to take and I wanted to put it down, I simply couldn t Something compelled me to keep reading A true page turner Can t wait for .


  9. says:

    When Reporter Lexie Nolan did a story on a series of missing teenage girls, the Chief of Police accused her of inventing a serial killer to explain a bunch of runaways But Lexie isn t about to give up, especially when teenager Vonnie Jackson disappears after an Honors Society meeting at the school The police want to chalk it up as an other runaway, but Lexie knows there is evil in their midst Since the cops won t help, Lexie approaches Psychic Detective Aidan McConnell, a handsome recluse who once worked for a paranormal detective agency Aidan has been living quietly after a botched investigation ended in the death of a young boy He doesn t want to get involved But when Lexie shows him the evidence she has pulled together, Aidan agrees to help find Vonnie and the other missing girls I liked the story and the characters Aidan and Lexie strikes sparks off of each other from the moment they meet With the help of some of Aidan s friends, they find clues to what exactly happened to the missing girls I will definitely be reading the next book in the series My rating 4 Stars.


  10. says:

    This was an awesome kick off to the series I thought that Aidian and Lexi were hot together Aidian used to find missing people and got burned badly and a child was lost So he became a recluse Lexi is an upfront and honorable reporter determined to tell the truth and got burned Now they have to come together on common ground before young girls are lost I love these types of paranormal books, with no werewolves, vampires or changelings Not that I don t like those as well I also liked that we got a glimpse of the people coming up in the next book The writing was mature and intense than in the Black Cat trilogy I liked that series, but this one even better, IMO I am trying to be selective about handing out my 5 stars Ms Parrish you earned them from me on this one.


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