Highway Thirteen to Manhattan is book #2 in this psychic thriller series. As it continues where book #1 left off, I do suggest reading The Six Train To Wisconsin first.
This book opens with Kai Richter in hospital recovering from a life threatening attack. But because Kai is a telepath she can hear all the thoughts of every patient and person in the hospital and their suffering, the medication she’s given for the pain stops her creating a psychic shield to the voices and instead of getting better in hospital she is deteriorating.
She begs her brother Caleb and husband Oliver to get her out, but it is a battle against the doctors and her parents. Back in Butternut Kai discovers an ability to draw, a skill she showed no signs of in earlier life, she doesn’t know what she is drawing, but it helps her forget the nightmares and the darkness which threatens her psychic walls.
In her sleep Kai travels to the in-between and meets the spirit of her grandmother, where she seeks answers to the changes she feels. She thinks a part of her attacker’s soul is now mixed with Kai’s and that staying in Butternut is making it worse.
Kai and her brother Caleb head back to New York to create some distance between all the past and present events in Butternut, but Caleb faces his own problems, someone is trying very hard to put him out of a job. Kai offers her telepathic skills to find who wants Caleb out, but she comes across someone who alarmingly shuts down her skills.
As time for Caleb runs out the traumas of Butternut follow Kai to New York, just how far will the new Kai go to save the ones she loves?
I read these books one after the other and this is another intense read dealing with lots of emotions especially of the key characters. I don’t think this is a series where you are meant to only show support for any one character, the story-lines leave you rocking and rolling as lies are revealed, desperate actions taken, reactive heat of the moment arguments and manipulative people keep you on your toes.
This review is based on an ARC copy of the book which is due to be published in November 2016.
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