A Spirit Seeks Asylum (A Bay Island Psychic Mystery, Book 6) by Lena Gregory
About A Spirit Seeks Asylum:
A Spirit Seeks Asylum
A Bay Island Psychic Mystery, Book 6
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Beyond the Page (July 13, 2021)
Print length: 190 pages
Digital ASIN: B097S55JFY
Cass Donovan is confronted by ghoulish crimes both old and new when a defunct asylum is the site of a fresh murder and a long-hidden injustice . . .
The old abandoned buildings of the Twin Forks Lunatic Asylum have always fascinated and frightened clairvoyant Cass Donovan, but she never dreamed her psychic abilities would be put to the test there. Then the new owner of the site tells her he plans to renovate it and turn it into a boarding school, and he’ll pay Cass handsomely to determine whether the place is haunted! Cass accepts his offer, but her search for hints of old ghosts soon has her looking for clues among the living when the man who hired her turns up dead.
Returning to the shuttered asylum looking for evidence of who may have wanted her client out of the way, Cass stumbles upon signs of yet another murder, even as she’s besieged by an onslaught of haunting voices from the past. When it comes to light that rival real estate developers have been hatching plans of their own for the property, Cass sees no shortage of motives for the murders, but she’ll have to find a way to quiet the disturbing voices from long ago and focus on the here and now, because whoever’s behind the killings has targeted Cass as their next victim . . .
My Review:A Spirit Seeks Asylum is a wonderful sixth book in the Bay Island Psychic Mystery series. I am always happy to be on Bay Island with Cass, Bee, Stephanie, Tank, and Luke. The Bay Island Psychic Mysteries are one of my favorite cozy mystery series’. I love Lena Gregory’s stories, writing style, and the characters she’s created and nurtured.
The story is unique and entertaining. I was completely engaged from the very beginning. As the story progresses, the author introduces more characters and more motives for the murder of the owner of an abandoned building. Cass’s mystical talents now include hearing voices of the departed. When she investigates the site of the murder, she’s assault by voices of the past while trying to dig through clues in the present, all while trying to stay out of the killer’s crosshairs.
I absolutely adore Cass, Bee, Stephanie, and Tank. Their dynamics create a friendship that is warm and emotional, and they have each other's backs - no matter what. Cass is a very down-to-earth person. She's likable from the start. It is easy to connect to her, whether you believe in psychic abilities or not. Stephanie and Bee are wonderful sidekicks to Cass main character. They are supportive and comforting to Cass. I love how the author has developed Bee. He sounds like the perfectly imperfect best friend that everyone wishes they had to stand beside them.
About Lena Gregory:
Lena Gregory is the author of the Bay Island Psychic Mysteries, which take place on a small island between the north and south forks of Long Island, New York, and the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries, which are set on the outskirts of Florida’s Ocala National Forest.
Lena grew up in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island. She recently relocated to Clermont, Florida with her husband, three kids, son-in-law, and four dogs. Her hobbies include spending time with family, reading, jigsaw puzzles, and walking. Her love for writing developed when her youngest son was born and didn’t sleep through the night. She works full time as a writer and a freelance editor and is a member of Sisters in Crime.Author Links: