The Foreseen

The Sequel to Struck

Fiction - Paranormal
362 Pages
Reviewed on 01/15/2018
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Author Biography

Author Emma Coray is best known for writing action-packed supernatural thrillers. It's no wonder, as growing up she had her fair share of real life paranormal encounters. She enjoys writing children’s stories too. Although she saves the spooky stuff for the adults.

Her debut novel STRUCK received five star status. This is her first book in the Jodie Vickers series. Since then she has written a lovable children’s book called FIERCE PIERCE; A PIRATE’S TALE.

THE FORESEEN is the second and concluding story in the Jodie Vickers series. This has been awarded the Five Star Seal from Readers' Favorites.

    Book Review

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.

Mamta Madhavan

The Foreseen: The Sequel to Struck by Emma Coray is the story of Jodie who is on the threshold of starting life again after moving away from an abusive husband. She has a new home with her son CJ and is slowly getting to establish her business and meet new people. Jack, her husband, does not know her whereabouts, but he wants Jodie back and he is ready to go to any lengths to get her back and make her the dutiful wife she is supposed to be. For Jack, control is everything and he wants to punish Jodie and play the victim card at the same time. He is also angry with Barry, who is supporting Jodie and his son CJ’s contacts. Will Jack find out where Jodie and CJ are and get them back? Will Jodie be able to start life fresh?

The story has layers to it and the author knits them in seamlessly and keeps the fluidity of the pace till the very end. The characters are well defined and they are real and relatable. The detailed narration and descriptions make the characters and scenes vivid and tangible to readers. The different angle in the plot, that of a medium, is quite interesting and introduces readers to another dimension that exists in the world. Thomas and Kelly, the unhappy souls, and Mable, the medium, make readers curious to know how they work. Thomas, Kelly, and Marble, and their connection with CJ, are quite frightening at times. The plot is riveting and that makes it a compelling read.

Susan Sewell

A controlling and abusive man searches for his runaway wife and son in the tense paranormal novel, The Foreseen (The Sequel to Struck), by Emma Coray. Jack Vickers has an important position at work, and at home he expects his life to be a certain way. It is his wife Jodie's duty to make sure that everything is done to his specifications. All the years of their marriage, Jodie has been the dutiful and submissive woman he forced her to be; until now. When threatened by their neighbor, Jodie goes on a rampage, embarrassing Jack and shaming their family. Without question, Jack has to discipline her. Unexpectedly, someone comes to Jodie's defense and puts Jack in the hospital. While Jack stays overnight under medical observation for his injury, Jodie moves out of the house with their son, CJ. Angry that he has lost control over his well-ordered life, Jack will do whatever it takes to get Jodie back. But no matter how hard Jack tries to find Jodie and CJ, something or someone is running intervention for them. The two of them are inexplicably staying just beyond his reach. Who is helping Jodie and CJ? Are they from this realm of existence or are they just very clever friends?

The Foreseen by Emma Coray is an intriguing paranormal mystery where the newly departed play an intricate role in the outcome of the story line. The characters are driven by the events that occurred in the first book, and the effects of their dilemmas and traumas. Their conflicts and reactions are carried over into this story, culminating in an exciting finale. The will to survive and the underlying strength to make it happen, despite fear and naiveté, give the story authenticity. Jack's character is well-fleshed out, and he makes a wonderful antagonist; it is quite easy to despise him. With paranormal events woven into hair-raising incidents, this is a fascinating novel that will please those who are interested in human interest stories with supernatural influences. However, due to the more mature matter contained in some of the scenes, this is better suited for those who are young adults and older.