A Georgia single mother with psychic powers races to find a killer before she’s next on the list.
Because the Army reports that her husband has died but won’t release his death benefits, Baxley Powell struggles to support herself and her daughter, Larissa, on her income from gardening and petsitting. Now she’s taken over the job as county dreamwalker from her father, who’s become the county coroner. Baxley and Sheriff Wayne Thompson arrive at a crime scene to discover Morgan Gilroy on the verge of death. His dying declaration, “Bubba done it,” is less help than you might think, since there are at least four Bubbas in Sinclair County, including Baxley’s brother-in-law Bubba Powell, who’s in love with Morgan’s ex-wife. When she tries a dreamwalk, Baxley’s thwarted by a vengeful spirit who insists that she contact her sister. So she turns to earthly sleuthing to identify the right Bubba. Even though she’s a consultant for Sheriff Thompson, he wants her to stay away from the case. When her father tries his own dreamwalk, he’s almost lost forever. Meanwhile, Baxley looks into the death of Larissa’s best friend, who was Morgan’s niece. Since any one of the Bubbas could have killed Morgan, Baxley must use information from both her dreamwalks and her ordinary snooping to narrow down the field.
Toussaint’s second Dreamwalker entry (Gone and Done It, 2014) is a walk on the paranormal side with a gritty heroine and plenty of Bubbas.