Suze Simon faces a curse and an angry ghost in the first adult installment of Cabot’s Mediator series (Twilight, 2004, etc.).
School counselor–in-training Suze may be a mediator—that is, a person who helps spirits move on to the afterlife—but the biggest thing going on in her life right now is her engagement to her hunky (and formerly dead) fiance, Jesse de Silva. Or at least it would be if problems didn’t keep getting in the way. One of the unwelcome visitors from the past is her sometime nemesis Paul, who has plans to unleash a curse that might turn Jesse from a caring medical resident into a demon—that is, unless Suze can agree to Paul’s demands. As if that isn’t enough, Suze is also dealing with a particularly tricky young NCDP (noncompliant deceased person) who has a habit of attacking Suze and her loved ones. Add in plenty of family drama, and it’s a lot for anyone to handle—but Suze faces it all with heavy doses of attitude, ass-kicking, and profanity. The mysterious death Suze investigates is truly creepy, and the case’s conclusion is surprisingly dark. Mostly, though, this is an entertaining, funny, and fast-paced chapter in Suze’s life. Although the book leaves Suze in a happy place, readers will find themselves hoping to read about more of her drama and her fights with NCDPs in the future.
A fun and satisfying grown-up update on Suze’s life.