Becky Moran has built a career claiming to talk to the dead. A successful clairvoyant medium, a Cambridge graduate with her own radio show ‘Medium Wave’ and a team dedicated to crafting the celebrity myth – because Becky Moran is a fake. Until, one night, something supernatural, inexplicable, breaks through live in air as she is broadcasting. Becky Moran discovers the paranormal is real, the dead can indeed speak and she is being pursued relentlessly towards a battle for her very survival.
‘This thing has no defined shape. Whatever energy exists within it, it cannot settle on a shape. The strands of darkness curl out and then wrap back inwards. The bulk of the shadow becomes concave, then bulbous, the height building in on itself but lacking any skeletal structure to wrap itself around. There are no eyes, no clearly defined head shape. It is creating itself from darkness, like a swirl of ebony ink dropped into a vat of putrid water, spreading silently….’
Medium Wave is the authors debut novel and also the first book in, what I am assuming is, the Becky Moran series.
Part of the story is set in the radio station where the ‘supposed’ psychic, Becky hosts her show, Medium Wave. Even though Becky can sense and feel certain things, she is very much a fake, that is until something happens on her show and Becky’s psychic abilities come very scarily real.
I’m sure most people, me included, are quite skeptical when it comes to mediums. Some do seem to be scarily accurate whilst there is definitely a lot of scammers around who feed on people wanting to get in touch with loved ones. Readers I think will take to Becky though as she has no time for the fake ones either.
This is very much about good versus evil. Whilst I would say it’s mainly a paranormal novel, there are definitely elements of horror in it which make you want to have those lights turned on if you are reading it on a night time like I did.
Medium Wave is a stand out from the crowd debut from an author I will certainly be keeping my eye out for in the future. It would make a great series on the screen as well as on paper. The radio/presenter angle works especially well and I for one can’t wait to catch back up with Becky and the rest of the team again soon.
A dark and foreboding story and one you will want to read with the lights well and truly turned on!
My thanks to the author for an advanced reader copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Medium Wave is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link)
About Rose Zolock
Her Irish grandmother first told Rose about the Banshee when she was just a small child. How the wailing sound of the spirit of the dead and dying could be heard when someone was about to pass.
It was family folklore that the women in the family had ‘the touch’, the ability to see spirits and other dimensions. Rose listened and grew up fascinated by those who claimed to have supernatural or psychic abilities.
Rose does not claim to have those powers. Take her to Venice in February when the mist swirls over the canals, walk by her side along the darkened streets of Greenwich Village in New York City in high summer, listening to a ghost walk tour guide tell the stories of death, murder and the unexplained – Rose would say those stories and our belief in them gives her a power to see into the shadows within our imagination.
As a journalist, Rose takes every opportunity to explore and investigate strange stories, myth and folklore. Living in rural Yorkshire, with a rich library of ghost stories and literary tradition, Rose also has a sceptical and forensic insight into those who peddle the stories which feed our imagination but of which we have yet found no proof. She has listened to the debunkers who argue against those believers who are convinced that sand the dark side exist.
Rose’s mind is open. Is yours?
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