First Visions

First Visions : Second Sight Book One

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Two years ago, 21-year-old Kate Edwards became deathly ill and slipped into a coma. While unconscious, she crept into the mind of a missing boy and awoke with the knowledge of his location. Friends and family were skeptical and wary of her new ability to see into the minds of others. Their fears prompted Kate to keep her psychic powers a secret. Feeling alienated, she dropped out of college and spent most of her days holed up at her mother's home. Now another child has been abducted. Police detective Jared Corbett seeks out Kate for her help in solving the case. Reluctantly, Kate agrees and they must work together to bring 8-year-old Cori Preston home to her family. Although attracted to one another, Jared has a girlfriend with ties to the abduction case and Kate is sarcastic and guarded since her coma. With visions she can't control and an uncontrollable attraction to the detective, she wonders if she can leave the past behind and finally stop hiding from the world. Otherwise, Cori may be lost forever.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 229 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 17.78mm | 294.83g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • North Charleston SC, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1470171570
  • 9781470171575

About Heather Topham Wood

Heather Topham Wood graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Working full-time as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine, she writes fiction novels in her spare time. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. First Visions is her debut novel and the first book in the Second Sight series. Follow Heather on Twitter and her blog: https: //twitter.com/woodtop255 http: //authorheather.wordpress.comshow more

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Before I started this book, I mistakenly made the mistake of judging it by it's story line. Coma, waking up psychic, falling for a cop with a girlfriend? Pshhht, sounded like a train wreck waiting to happen. Then came the part where I read the book, thoroughly ENJOYED the book, and reminded myself, yet again, to stop jumping to conclusions. First Visions turned out to be a pretty damn good book. The writing was well paced, the timing and dialogue was well thought out, and the characters, especially the main lead, were people that I would definitely hang out with in real life. It began with a journal entry from Kate Edwards, the main female lead, in which she gives us her back story, and a feel for the psychic gift she possesses-her ability to have visions from past moments. I really appreciated that opening, I felt like it really set the stage for the content. It helped me get into a mind state of understanding for Kate, a camaraderie if you will. We're also introduced to officer Jared Corbett almost immediately, as he stops by Kate's house to enlist the help of her "gift." Kate's attraction to Jared is immediate, the author indicates as much, but it wasn't written in way that made me sigh with annoyance. It was more of a "you're-hot-but working-my last-nerve-and-i'm-not-afraid-to-tell-you" sort of attraction, and I LOVED it. I absolutely fell for Katie too, from that very second, onward. Her brassiness, her NERVE! She was one of THE most witty and straight-forward female leads I have EVER read, I don't think I ever wanted her to stop talking. Upon her best friend Julie asking if Jared is good looking, Katie answers: "'He's passable if you go for the annoying boy next door look.' she responded." "'You do realize I can hear you?'" Jared inquired." I loved her snark. It made for some seriously great laugh-out-loud, did-she-really-just-say-that moments. It was so refreshing to read a female character that had no filter whatsoever between her mind and her mouth-and in the most non-cliched way. I want to quote a million bits of her dialogue! Can I!? Okay I wont.. =( The storyline in First Visions plays out as Katie receives visions from Cori Preston, who had been recently kidnapped from her home. Katie sees through the eyes of the little girl, and relays what she sees to the authorities, and/or, Jared-who happens to be the boyfriend of the kidnapped girl's older sister. I thought that extra bit of conflict was excellent, and the obstacles it threw in everyone's way was handled in a believable and interesting way. It would have been easy to allow the plot to lean more towards the romantic aspect between Katie and Jared, but I think the author kept the right balance between romance and thriller/suspense. However, I really hope to experience more of a nail biting, edge-of-my-seat rush in the next few books of the series. Fans of mysteries, romance and contemporary will really enjoy what this book had to offer. A great debut from Heather Topham Wood, I can't wait to read her other work!show more
by Reeka
First Visions is one of those books that introduced me to a new topic: waking up after a coma to discover you now have psychic powers. I mean... really? I'm very scared of comas and not ever waking up but if after a coma something like that happens to me that would be pretty awesome. Still, not everything is flowers and unicorns. With a power like that there has to be a downside, right? And that's what Kate, the main character, discovers after a while. Despite everything she's been going through Kate has an amazing personality, she is sarcastic -one of the things my favorite characters always have-, her antics were great and funny and her snarky attitude was awesome. Plus, she cares for other people, she is vulnerable and wants to protect herself from others discovering her secret and judging her but still she is willing to put herself in the line to save a little boy. And then of course we have Jared -can somebody explain to me why is that name so amazingly hot and cute at the same time?!- who is the detective in charge of the case. This gentleman, ladies, is one of those rare specimens we barely get to read about right now. Don't get me wrong, I love bad boys -they are the spice in life- but to find a good boy who is stubborn for the right reasons, who cares, who is nice and genuine is refreshing, really refreshing. Of course, their relationship was kind of prohibited because he already has a girlfriend but we can sense something is going on there and I loved the opportunity to see the feelings evolve and their conversations flow. But beside the main plot and the romance what I enjoyed the most was Kate's relationship with her mother, Darlene. I don't usually find books that have a special place for mothers and I miss it. I mean, if a person rocks it's usually because his/her mom was awesome too, right? And just like any mom Darlene had her ups and downs but she's also learned and evolved throughout the book and I was delighted to share it with her. The book is short but the pace is fast and something is always going on so I'm pretty sure everybody will finish the book in one seat, just like I did. The mystery around the kidnapping, Jared's girlfriend and the romance made me read the book so fast that when I finished it I immediately wanted to have the second part in my hands... and since it's already out hopefully I won't have to wait too long.show more
by Alaiel Kreuz
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