In an alleyway in Glasgow lies a decomposing corpse of a slain female baking in the midday heat. No one has found her yet, but medium Patrick McLaughlin knows she is there. It is not the first time he has dreamt of death… and it will not be the last.
When several bizarre murders take place the local police start to request DNA samples from twenty something year old men.
Through a hunch, and in the belief that the terrifying dreams hold the key to the identity of the murderer, Patrick works alongside the police to track down the predator before they can strike again. But as the nightmares increase they begin to threaten Patrick’s sanity.
What price will Patrick have to pay to stop the killer striking again? His friends? His family? His life?
This is the first book featuring medium Patrick McLaughlin and Jodie who also has psychic abilities. There is a lot of background to Patrick and Jodie which I liked as in many books in a series we never really get to know that much about them so Beyond Evidence sets the series off superbly.
Patrick and Jodie are sure to be a hit with readers. They are a great couple. The fact that they both have special abilities and that they utilise them to help others is with out a doubt a good thing. It’s probably not so great for them as they tend to see or feel things that they would rather not. It also brings them to the attention of the police and I can see many future books of them working alongside them on plenty of cases.
The story starts of with a gripping prologue and then into an even more gripping first chapter. The author certainly knows how to get the readers attention. I knew as soon as I started it that it would have my full attention and the rest of the outside world could wait. Which it did.
Beyond Evidence is a great start to a new series. I love the whole super natural aspect of the story and it just gives it that edge as there are so many similar crime series’ out there that this was a breath of fresh air.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced Readers copy of this novel. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Beyond Evidence is available to purchase from Amazon.
Emma Clapperton, born December 1985, has always had a passion for reading and writing. She particularly enjoys reading supernatural or horror books.
Emma studied childcare and gained qualifications to work with the early years in 2002, later going on to work in the Montessori sector of early years. In 2017 she gained a qualification to work as a Forest School early years leader and can often be found teaching three and four year olds how to cook on an open fire.
She is the writer of a supernatural crime series based in Glasgow, which she writes under the pen name of Emma L Clapperton.
She currently resides in a little town outside of the city of Glasgow with her husband and ginger cat and is working on future projects.
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