Lost Chances

A Paranormal P.I. Mystery Thriller (The Redstone Chronicles Book 3)

Fiction - Paranormal
335 Pages
Reviewed on 03/26/2022
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Reviewed by Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite

Lost Chances: A Paranormal P.I. Mystery Thriller by Judy T Bishop is the third book in The Redstones Chronicles series. When Mason decided to admit himself into a rehabilitation center to take care of his drug issues, he left his sister, Mikey, and his partner, Trick, in charge of their paranormal P.I. agency called SCOPE. Given that Mason was the only paranormal investigator in SCOPE, keeping the business afloat required hiring another paranormal investigator asap. Fortunately, their problem did not linger for too long when a paranormal investigator, Kyle, offered his services to the agency. It appeared that now they could live life in peace. Yet, none of them was that lucky. Mason and Mikey's psychopath sister had run away from a psychiatric hospital. Considering their horrid past, it was highly likely that she was preparing to get her revenge. Although terrified to the bone, Mikey chose not to interrupt Mason's treatment and so kept the news to herself. Soon enough, however, she realized that Mason had opened his own investigation inside his rehabilitation center. Even though Mason was devoted to his treatment, he could not turn a blind eye when the evidence of foul play smacked him right in the face.

There is a lot to like in Lost Chances. Mason is a character who proves himself to be a serious investigator right from the beginning. He is focused, organized, and rational. With Trick's wit and quick thinking, the two of them make a formidable duo. Although more scenes involving these two would have been a real treat, even this much of a glimpse was entertaining enough. Since this is book 3, there were quite many references from the previous books. Judy T Bishop has included as many details as possible to close these gaps. For readers, beginning with the first book would be the right course of action. Lost Chances has engaging conversations that are full of life. The audience will find themselves sighing (with frustration or relief, depending upon the context) and chuckling with these dialogues. Inside the rehab, the story was incredible and highly intriguing. The execution of the suspense is perfect. Outside the rehab, Mikey and others had their moments of holding the audience. Lost Chances by Judy T Bishop has the charisma to hold its audience till the very last page. Mason's skilled investigation reveals the skeletons slowly and beautifully, giving readers exactly what they came for: well-executed suspense.

Samantha Gregory

Lost Chances: The Redstone Chronicles Book 3 by J. T. Bishop follows a former Texas ranger, turned paranormal private investigator, who has problems with drug use. In a bid to get help, he enters a rehab program, but his troubles follow him there. With the ability to see ghosts, he finds a new mystery to solve. Meanwhile, his sister, Mikey, and partner, Trick, try to carry on his business in his absence. They accidentally put Mason's life in danger as they work on a new case involving a missing woman. A killer is on the prowl and he doesn't like loose ends. Can they save Mason before it is too late?

J. T. Bishop has written an intriguing book with Lost Chances: The Redstone Chronicles Book 3. I have not read the other books in the series, but there was enough information so that I could follow the story. The characters are well developed and I like that the main character has real problems and isn't practically superhuman. He has his demons, but he is determined to fight them. I liked the interactions between Mikey and Trick; they make a good team. The story moved at a decent pace and I kept reading to find out what would happen next. I do enjoy paranormal books and while paranormal PIs are not new, I think the characters felt fresh and interesting. There was plenty of action to keep readers entertained and I liked how the mystery unfolded. I think that paranormal and urban fantasy readers would enjoy this series. I would definitely recommend it.

Anne-Marie Reynolds

Lost Chances by Judy T Bishop is the third book in the Redstone Chronicles paranormal mystery series. Mason Redstone has gone into drug therapy in a bid to banish his demons. While he makes friends with other patients, he also sees the spirits who haven’t left the rehab center, spirits who pull him into mysteries surrounding suspicious deaths. In the meantime, Mason's sister, Mikey, must keep his PI business afloat with her business partner, Trick, and another paranormal investigator but the new addition could pose a threat to the business. Mikey and Trick take on a case to investigate a suspicious death but the case uncovers more than they bargained for. Will Mason get to the bottom of the suspicious deaths at the rehab center? Can Mikey make the decisions she needs to? And will their new case put them all in danger?

Lost Chances by Judy T Bishop is part of a series that I haven’t read but, although this is the third book, I kept up with the story. However, I would recommend reading the series in order. If you like paranormal stories, this is a great book to read. There are several storylines running through it, making it somewhat complex but everything ties together satisfyingly in the end. The characters are incredibly well-developed, considering this is book 3, and the plot is unique and very enjoyable. There is lots of action and it's written in a way that makes you invested in it, makes you want to keep reading until the very end. This is one series that would make for an excellent TV series and I highly recommend this book for all paranormal and mystery fans.