Review: Familiar by T.J. Blake

☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

For as long as she can remember, Arabella has communicated with those who exist only in memory.

Being the centre of attention growing up was uncomfortable, and now, as a renowned psychic medium, it is becoming more of a struggle. Arabella’s ability and reputation always made it impossible to hold onto lasting relationships, but with those who no longer walk this earth, that’s not the case.

Arabella returns to where it all began fifteen-years before – on the very same stage. After an evening reconnecting loved ones and exposing untold stories, Arabella can’t help but wonder about the one unclaimed ‘friend’, and their cryptic message.

In an unexpected turn of events, Arabella finds herself the subject of morning headlines and at the centre of Detective Barnes’ investigation.

Can Arabella use her ability to prove her innocence and uncover the truth about the past?

My Thoughts:

Author T.J. Blake’s latest novel, Familiar, is a paranormal thriller featuring a sincere, authentic medium who becomes embroiled in a murder mystery. Forget Ghost Hunters, in Familiar, the ghosts come looking for you.

Arabella has a unique gift that she uses to help lost souls find peace and distraught survivors find comfort. While that sounds nice, every encounter gave me chills. I definitely wouldn’t remain sane if I was burdened with Arabella’s ability to see and speak with the dead!

The story is well paced and the plot tension builds nicely throughout the story. The living are well developed, and the ghosts’ backstories are interesting. I didn’t anticipate the big twist, and that always make for an enjoyable read.

Find the Book:

About the Author: Most known for his psychological thriller, suspense and mystery novels. By day Blake is a content specialist and business owner. By night, he could be any one of his mysterious characters.

Being a child that needed speech therapy and extra support with writing and spelling, Blake was never considered to be a child who would enjoy the craft of writing. 

His passion for writing lopsided slightly as school life took over. Once he completed his GCSE’s though, Blake showcased his passion for writing in college. The A-Level subjects English Language and Film Studies encouraged him to write more and to continue a journey into further education; where he graduated Kingston University with a BAHons degree in Creative Writing with English Language & Communications in 2015. 

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