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Reviewed by K.J. Simmill for Readers' Favorite
Jodie has suffered at the hands of her husband, Jack, to the point where she was merely a tool in his daily life, with a set routine, a strict diet regime of what to make and when, and if any of her spirit returned, he disciplined her. But he had taken it too far. His actions had been witnessed by Barry, the owner of a dry cleaner, who stepped in to rescue her from Jack's violence, and hid her away. But Jack had to be in control. Barry's intervention had landed Jack in hospital, and cost him his wife, and Barry would pay. Jack's scheme to dispose of the disaster's catalyst backfires, almost costing him his job, and further stoking the rage. All the while, Jodie begins to rediscover herself, her passions, and finally takes a job, safe in the knowledge that she is hidden from her husband's brutal hands. While she is focused on surviving, and entering a new relationship, her son, CJ, is being haunted by the ghosts of his friends. It seems they still have unfinished business, and CJ is convinced the wrong person has been arrested for their murder. They still have work to do, but is their mission to bring the one who killed them to justice, or is there another agenda? Find out in The Foreseen by Emma Coray.
The main focus of The Foreseen is on Jodie and Jack, along with the events surrounding her leaving him. From rage and violence to infidelity and murder, this is certainly a suspenseful read. The paranormal element is more subtle and, for the most part, revolves around CJ, although the forces at play have a way of knowing where and how they are needed most. Their subtle acts make huge differences, especially in life and death situations. Emma Coray's narrative is intensely gripping and supported by a tight plot and a small cast of excellently developed characters. Whilst it is the sequel to Struck, I found it worked well on its own, and any important information is filled in if it is relevant. Even without the paranormal aspect, The Foreseen is an engrossing read. It's so nice to find a book that doesn't feel the need to overuse such things when subtlety works as well, if not better. The Foreseen is an intense and gripping read that left me feeling a bit lost when I finally read that last page and had to return to reality.