Earlier this year I got sucked into Carolyn Crane’s debut novel, Mind Games. The second book in the Disillusionist trilogy, Double Cross, releases this month, and I’m not gonna lie – I’m tickled I don’t have to wait until next year to get my greedy hands on it. I want to know what happens to Justine and her quasi-legal group of vigilante friends, and how the relationships she forged in the first book hold up (or don’t) in this second installment.
The blurb from Goodreads:
SOME SECRETS COME BACK TO HAUNT. OTHERS COME TO KILL…
Justine Jones has lived her life as a fearful hypochondriac until she’s lured into the web of a mysterious mastermind named Packard. He gifts her with extraordinary mental powers-dooming her to fight Midcity’s shadowy war on paranormal crime in order to find the peace she so desperately craves.
But now, serial killers with unheard-of skills are terrorizing the most powerful beings in Midcity, including mastermind Packard – and his oldest friend and worst enemy, Midcity’s new mayor, who has the ability to bend matter itself to his will.
As the body count grows, Justine faces a crisis of conscience as she tests the limits of her new powers and faces an impossible choice between two flawed but brilliant men . . . one on a journey of redemption, and the other descending into a pit of moral depravity.