Title: Undercover Empath
Author: RaShelle Workman
Series: Kindred Demon #1
Release Date: 1st June 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Paranormal/Mystery/Urban Fantasy
Nineteen-year-old detective Rose Hansen has a secret. She can read a person’s intentions by touching their hands and that’s the least strange thing about her.
Only one person knows, her partner Jack.
At least that’s what she believes until a handsome, shirtless stranger appears on her doorstep in small town Blush Valley, California. He leaves her an envelope, but not before articulating his disappointment in her for ignoring her powers. The contents send Rose on a path toward the supernatural, solving her parents’ murders, and possibly even saving the world.
Aside from that, Rose and her partner have two important cases they’re working. The first involves a missing child. The other is the death of a stripper. Once it is ruled a serial killing, a very hot FBI agent from L.A. shows up and is given lead. To make matters worse, he asks her to go undercover. As a stripper. And that is just the beginning of her troubles…
RaShelle Workman is one author whose books I automatically pre-order, regardless of their genre. To be honest, if she wrote an instruction booklet for watching paint dry, I’d one-click it!
Undercover Empath is immediately striking because of its take-your-breath-away cover, but the story inside is not so pretty! This is a new adult novel in which we encounter murder, sacrifice, torture and demon possession.
Rose is brave and intelligent; a Blush Valley detective at the age of 19. She is also an empath who is able to read an individual’s intentions with a touch. This is a gift she hates using in her job, despite its obvious benefits to investigations.
As the first of the Kindred Demon series, RaShelle Workman introduces various elements to the plot, including a serial killer; Rose’s investigation to the deaths of her mother and step-father; the mysterious appearance of a half-naked stranger called Aaron and Rose’s undercover job as a pole-dancing stripper. All of these threads are equally compelling and with the shocking cliff-hanger we are left with, the sequel to Undercover Empath is already on my must-read-very-soon list!