You can take the boy out of the darkness.
But you can’t take the darkness out of the boy.
All Susannah Simon wants is to make a good impression at her first job since graduating from college (and since becoming engaged to Dr. Jesse de Silva).
But when she’s hired as a guidance counselor at her alma mater, she stumbles across a decade-old murder, and soon ancient history isn’t all that’s coming back to haunt her. Old ghosts as well as new ones are coming out of the woodwork, some to test her, some to vex her, and it isn’t only because she’s a mediator, gifted with second sight.
From a sophomore haunted by the murderous specter of a child, to ghosts of a very different kind—including Paul Slater, Suze’s ex, who shows up to make a bargain Suze is certain must have come from the Devil himself—Suze isn’t sure she’ll make it through the semester, let alone to her wedding night.
Suze is used to striking first and asking questions later. But what happens when ghosts from her past—including one she found nearly impossible to resist—strike first?
What happens when old ghosts come back to haunt you?
If you’re a mediator, you might have to kick a little ass.
Oh my word, this book was everything I didn’t know I was missing in my life. Having devoured The Mediator Series about five years ago, I never dreamed we would get a follow-up. And it is classic Meg Cabot and Suze Simon.
Suze Simon, after all these years, is still a very classic, kick-ass, strongly written, female character. Just like past stories, this one has all the Non-Compliant Deceased Persons you could want.
And all your favorite past characters come back. Paul Slater, Suze’s ex-boyfriend from high school, makes an appearance and is his beautiful ray of sunshine self (insert sarcasm), as he always was.
OF COURSE we see lots and lots of Dr. Hector “Jesse” de Silva and his yummy goodness.
Suze’s best friend CeCe is still representing and helping Suze in her mediator missions. The step-brothers are the comic relief they always proved to be. And, there is a plot twist I didn’t see coming, and you probably won’t either.
The love that Suze and Jesse share is very much alive and burning, especially with their pending nuptials, and Jesse’s continued “respect” for Suze and her family… and her body (If you’ve read Proposal, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, go read it first!).
Meg Cabot’s writing is so on-point. It’s like she didn’t take a break from writing about Suze’s life. And I’m hoping she won’t. I could use a story (a novel please- 400 plus pages) where Suze gets pregnant. It would be a full circle series for me.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Also, I am doing a give-a-way for this book!