Sam Carson is a detective who has just
come from the hardest crime scene he has had to deal with Ė
his sisterís. Leaving that crime scene, the officers come
across yet another one very close by. However, the
difference is that this victim is not dead Ė yet. Sam can
tell the same person did both crimes and despite being told
to leave things alone, he has to be in on the investigation
for more than one reason.
Alyssa Carrington thought she was being
mugged, but she quickly found out she had been marked for a
murder. Wanting to live for her daughter but believing she
was killed, Alyssa awaits the next thing to happen.
Watching the police discover her was different because,
oddly, Alyssa is outside her body and looking onto the
Sam hears a voice and does not believe
it's real, much less the spirit of Alyssa asking for help.
Alyssa has already figured out she will need help
discovering why she was attacked and getting back into her
body, and she knows Sam is her best and maybe only chance.
Sam and Alyssa need to gather the evidence and discover his
sister's killer and Alyssa's attacker. Emotions run high
between Sam and Alyssa, but will passion win? Or has Alyssa
seen her last day?
The Spirit Within shows the determination of a
mother to protect her child and just how determined a
detective can be when the crime involves the heart. Alyssa
is gravely hurt and left for dead by an assailant, but that
isnít quite the real story. Sam discovers that not only was
his sister killed out of the blue, but also the same person
just might take away from him the best chance he has for
true love. If any couple has had to overcome odds worse
than Sam and Alyssa, I havenít read about them yet. From
the beginning, I was sure they just could not come together,
but I was hoping for them the entire time. By the time I
turned the last page, I knew that not only would they find a
way, but that the real killer would get what he deserved.
Ms. Brannon gave me the ending I was hoping for but didnít
think I would get, and I found The Spirit Within
to be a thoroughly satisfying book from beginning to end.