Title: Dark Waves
Author: Amanda Uhl
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Paranormal Romantic Suspense
A fearless doctor
Paranormal psychiatrist Dr. Audrey Gilbert is not used to failure, especially when it comes to her career. She possesses an uncanny ability to see into her patients’ souls and mend their brokenness. When she misdiagnosis a patient and is fired, she is given a chance to regain her job. Her task? Restore the health of a deranged mind hacker. But safeguarding her heart while convincing the detached and bitter man to trust her, just might be the challenge of a lifetime.
A tormented hacker
Born into a family of powerful psychics, Kevin Jorgensen has always had a quick wit and a sunny disposition. But that was before he nearly lost his life battling a rogue mind hacker. Now he spends his days in isolation, fighting for his sanity. He swears never to use his gift, not even if he’s drawn to the woman determined to help him recover.
A battle for survival
When Audrey and Kevin discover someone has tampered with her mind, they must work together to determine why. Because if they fail, their lives and the lives of many other hackers will be destroyed.
A note for readers:
It’s important to read the first two books in the series, MIND WAVES and CROSS WAVES, before reading DARK WAVES. Otherwise, readers may not understand the world in which this book is set. This is a short read—99 pages—so there’s not a lot of real estate to build the world.
Teaming up wasn’t Kevin’s idea but if Audrey can help him, he’ll do his best to save her. Mind hacker Kevin comes from a long line of powerful psychics. On a dangerous mission, he almost lost his life thanks to a rogue mind hacker. He suffers greatly because of it and has become a hermit. When Dr. Audrey shows up claiming to help him, he first thinks she’s just another illusion. No, she’s flesh and blood and is stubborn in her willingness to help him. Someone has removed her mind’s blocks and erased part of her memories. But why? To get to him? And why does she seem so familiar? Enlisting the help of his brother, Kevin fights his own self-doubt and his intense attraction to her to do what must be done. Can he do it or will he fail and kill them both?
Dark Waves is an intense paranormal romantic suspense short novella I read in one sitting. While it is helpful to read the previous two books in the series, Amanda Uhl creates enough backstory, so you won’t be lost. There is a tight cast of characters and I connected with them all. I connected most with Audrey, though. I cannot imagine the fear of realizing someone has hacked my mind, removed my mind blocks, and erased some memories. Talk about a violation. The descriptive narration is equally emotional and impressive world-building. With each POV, the reader is linked to every emotion the character is experiencing. The world-building is second to none and introduces the reader to the world of mind hacking. Amanda Uhl continues to impress with an evocative paranormal romantic suspense story, unlike anything I’ve read before. The plot moves at an even pace with a complete story arc in less than one hundred pages. If you’re a paranormal reader, you’ll want to read Dark Waves. I look forward to the next installment in the series. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5 stars
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Award-winning author Amanda Uhl has always had a fascination with the mystical. Having drawn her first breath in a century home rumored to be haunted, you might say she was "born" into it. After a brief stint in college as a paid psychic, Amanda graduated with a bachelor of fine arts in theatre and a master's degree in marketing. Over the past twenty years, she has worked as an admissions representative and graphic designer, owned her own freelance writing company, and managed communications for several Fortune 500 companies, most recently specializing in cyber security. Amanda is an avid reader and writes fast-paced, paranormal romantic suspense and humorous contemporary romance from her home in Cleveland, Ohio. When she's not reading or writing, you can find Amanda with her husband and three children, gathering beach glass on the Lake Erie shoreline or biking in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N