Review: Vicki’s Key

Vickis Key CoverTitle: Vicki’s Key
Series: Black Swamp Mysteries, #2
Author: P.M. Terrell
Genre: Mystery – Suspense

Following a flawed CIA mission, Vicki Boyd leaves the CIA to begin a new life in a new town assisting an elderly woman. But when she arrives, she finds Laurel Maguire has suffered a stroke and her nephew has arrived from Ireland to care for her. Vicki quickly falls in love with the charming Dylan Maguire, but all is not what it seems to be at Aunt Laurel’s house. And when the CIA arrive to recruit Vicki for one last mission, she finds her past and her future are about to collide… In murder.


          Vicki found herself in Dylan’s bedroom as if she was a phantom hovering in the far corner. She could see her own body sound asleep, curled into a ball under the covers. As her eyes roamed around the room, she found her pocketbook on the coffee table, the contents strewn, her driver’s license and CIA identification in plain view.
          Her heart began pounding so hard it left her breathless. She turned back to the bed, where her body lay still and quiet. Dylan was no longer curled up behind her, keeping her warm. He was sitting on the floor beside the bed, watching her sleep, dressed in jeans and a cotton shirt. At his feet, laid across the floor, was the newspaper article of her parents’ plane accident.
And standing just behind him was an elderly woman with tightly curled hair, dressed in a sheer gown that reached to tiny feet that were so frail, the skin so thin, that they appeared almost translucent. As Vicki watched, she leaned over Dylan’s shoulder and glowered at Vicki’s sleeping body with opalescent eyes. Her red hair almost appeared to be exploding in angry flames as she screamed at the still body.
“Run!” she screamed in a voice so shrill and so loud that the sound sent a wave of terror through Vicki’s soul. “Run!”

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Book Reviews By RatingMy Review:

Vicki’s Key was another awesome read from P.M. Terrell’s Black Swamp Mysteries series. It was filled with thrilling suspense and action that gave me chills down my spine.  There was also love and romance that was sweet and tasty but nothing unrealistic. There was also a hint of paranormal from Vicki’s sensitivity to the supernatural and the spiritual.

The characters were very well-developed and you can see each of their own personalities. There were no stereotypes and unrealistic characters.  My favorite character was Aunt Laurel because of her wittiness and crabbiness. She was hilarious and unforgettable. I also love the fact that characters from the first book were used in this book as well, making it somehow connected to the first one but still a completely different story on its own.

If you’re looking for a quick adrenaline fix, Vicki’s Key is a book for you. With psychic abilities, strong and unforgettable characters, romantic twist, action, intrigue, CIA, and murder, Vicki’s Key will leave you completely satisfied with the story but wanting for more.


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Books and Bindings was given a review copy of Vicki’s Key by Girls Heart Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence or alter the thoughts and opinions of this review in any way.


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