profiler Doug Carlyle excels at his job. Most of his
coworkers don’t know he can actually see inside the minds of
the bad guys and hear their thoughts. The “sight,” as it’s
called, is a gift his entire family possesses. When it
becomes too burdensome, he retreats to his family’s lakeside
mountain cabin to clear his head.
Natalie Gray is aware of and accepts Doug’s gift. She also
has the hots for him, though it’s not something either of
them have acted upon…yet. When she discovers that the people
who were involved with the Stephen Harcourt case Doug worked
on, including the prosecutor and the judge, are being
murdered, she heads to his cabin to protect him.
Harcourt, himself, was murdered in prison. That leaves his
younger brother, Josiah, as a prime suspect. The boy has
slipped under the FBI’s radar, though, and vanished. As Doug
is examining the papers Natalie brought, he realizes the
killer has been forcing the victims to watch what they value
most be tortured and killed first.
neither Doug nor Natalie know is that their mutual
attraction is apparent to everyone, both the good and the
afternoon read, A Corner of My Soul, presents
a common scenario that reminds me a lot of the cabin scene
in Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner’s movie, The
Bodyguard. Granted, this is a short story and it’s
difficult to conceal killers and present probable motives in
a limited number of words, but the killer is easily
identifiable and the ending predictable. The sex scenes,
however, are well written and if you are looking for a
pleasurable fluffy read, you won’t be disappointed. Caitlyn
Willows is also a pseudonym for the popular historical
romance author Catherine Snodgrass.