The Soul Reader by Gerard D. Webster
“In The Soul Reader, Ward McNulty is a man torn between seeking justice or forgiveness. It is in discovering the true identity of his father’s murderer while protecting the woman that he loves that he finds both.”
The Soul Reader is the second in a series, but although I would have liked to know exactly what went on in the first book and slowly get to know the characters better, it wasn’t necessary. The author did a good job of giving glimpses of the past without bogging down the storyline with a lot of explanation.
Ward McNulty has a gift. He can look into someone’s eyes and see the condition of their soul. In this sequel, Ward has lost pretty much everything. He is crippled from a car accident, his father was murdered, he’s lost his job and his girl and he’s left with this gift that he really doesn’t want.
His ex-girlfriend asks him to work on a book with her, exposing the very people who caused his downfall. He agrees, only because she won’t drop it, and he’s afraid she will get hurt too. Their investigation inevitably stirs up old secrets that important people wish never to come to light and once again a professional killer is sent to shut them up.
The Soul Reader is a quick moving story with enough suspense to keep you turning pages and wondering just what will happen next. It takes you on a journey with Ward as he struggles with the darkness of his own soul, unable to forgive the man who murdered his father, but knowing it is the only way to truly live in freedom. The characters are well drawn out and believable in most of their actions. It’s a good book for some light reading on your day off.
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