Almost Mortal

Author: Christopher Leibig

Publisher: Koehler Books

Release Date: May 1, 2016

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A legal thriller with a supernatural twist!

Sam Young is an emerging criminal defense attorney that only takes cases from the public defender’s office.  He’s good at his job, but he knows it is because of these minor psychic abilities that he has developed.  Those that work with him just know that he knows when he says something is going to turn out a certain way.  When a nun named Camille Paradisi contacts him regarding the identity of a serial killer on the loose, who regularly comes into confession, things begin to take on a different turn.  Camille wants to protect her priest and gives Sam an anonymous journal that she believes was written by the serial killer.  As Sam reads the journal, he begins to discover there is more to Camille than meets the eye, as well as himself.

Most of this book entails building the world and setting up the characters for this story.  The premise of the book is very interesting and there is plenty of both courtroom drama as well as supernatural experiences.  Readers will need to pay attention to really understand what is going on with Camille and Sam as it becomes especially important in the next book.  Basically, it feels like this book was pretty much just written to set up the second book in the series.  Readers will need to start with this one to get the background to make the second book really fall into place. 

There is a lot of foul language throughout the book as well as multiple implied sex scenes, though nothing is graphic.  This book is recommended for mature audiences.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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