Mind Reader

Classic Romantic Suspense
military romantic suspense, POW, Vet, bestselling romantic suspense

Classic Romantic Suspense

The Reunited Hearts Series, Vicki Hinze, award-winning military romantic suspense novels

Her Perfect Life, Book 1

Mind Reader, Book 2

Duplicity, Book 3

Original Version Audio
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“A tense, action-filled story of suspense that will keep you turning the pages.”         

 

~Affaire de Coeur

* Two Time Maggie Award of Excellence Finalist *

From the USA Today Bestselling Author Vicki Hinze comes The Reunited Hearts, a romantic suspense series of standalone novels with couples in dangerous situations who reunite in atypical ways.

 

She knows a child’s life is in danger but no one believes her.

He knows she is a fraud and is out to prove it.

They seek the truth and discover it can set you free…or kill you.

 

In Mind Reader, (first released in 1993 and rewritten for release as a clean read in this edition), Caron Chalmers is an empath. A mind reader cursed with imaging only victims. She sees what they see, feels what they feel, endures what they endure and has since she was seven. But even with all the sensory perception and insights, sometimes she fails to save victims. Sometimes she wrongly interprets the signs—and a year ago, she did exactly that. She messed up and a victim died. Caron nearly died with her. Her “gift” shut down.

 

Now it’s back. There’s another victim—this time, a child—and because of the mistake made last year and the shut-down, her police contact, though aware of her many successes, isn’t willing to stake his career on her. Yet he can’t dismiss her so he calls in help from private investigator Parker Simms: a man with a past as bleak as Caron’s and a specific agenda of his own: proving Caron Chalmers is the fraud he believes her to be.

 

In a hostile alliance, Caron and Parker seek the truth…and discover a labyrinth of lies and deceptions that require skills and experience they have and trust they don’t but must somehow find before the child becomes another victim lost. Yet trust never comes without costs, and some are too steep to pay.

 

The situation grows desperate. Time for the child’s survival grows short…and for Caron and Parker, who must live with the consequences of missteps and wrong moves, this is exactly the wrong time to be on the brink of falling in love. The dire situation grows worse, the unthinkable happens, and stakes that couldn’t get any higher soar.

 

Books in the Hearts Reunited Series:

Her Perfect Life, #1

Mind Reader, #2

Duplicity, #3

 

PRAISE for Vicki Hinze Novels: On MIND READER

 

“This is not a book to be begun at midnight. As tightly controlled a mystery/thriller as I’ve read in a long time. Not to be missed.” – Heartland Critiques

 

“I loved this thrilling, suspenseful, and emotionally moving story–from the first page, I was hooked!” – Rendezvous

 

“A powerful new author. A strong, emotional story of real people. Will worm their way into your heart and stay there.”

– The Talisman

 

“A tense, action-filled story of suspense that will keep you turning the pages.”– Affaire de Coeur

 

“Victoria Cole [Hinze/Barrett] writes with a fresh ingenuity and intensity that will make readers eagerly anticipate future works.”

– Romantic Times

 

“A story that turns your blood hot–and cold–by turns. Plenty of chills, plenty of thrills.” – Nora Powers, author

 

Readers Group Guide

1. Caron made a mistake and because she had, now others are skeptical of her. Even those she worked with successfully for a long time. Have you faced a situation like that? Where one error undermined your overall credibility? How did you cope with it?

2. Caron is forced to work with Parker knowing that he intends to prove she isn’t being honest. Has this happened to you? Where someone falsely accused you of something or misunderstood the circumstances and believed the worst? Were you able to correct the situation? How?

3. Have there been instances in your life where you were extremely attuned, or intuitive to something happening to someone else?

4. After a tragedy, Caron mentally shut down. Why do you think that during this shutdown period, she began suffering empathy pains again?

5. How would you cope with imagining victims? Could you do so constructively?

6. What did you gain from experiencing Caron’s challenges?

Awards and Honors:

Five Star Gold, Heartland Critiques

Finalist, The Maggie Award of Excellence (Published)

Finalist, The Maggie Award of Excellence (Unpublished)

Southwest Writers Award Finalist

Reviews and Endorsements:

“This is not a book to be begun at midnight.  As tightly controlled a mystery/thriller as I’ve read in a long time.  Not to be missed.”
– Heartland Critiques

“I loved this thrilling, suspenseful, and emotionally moving story–from the first page, I was hooked!”
– Rendezvous

“A powerful new author.  A strong, emotional story of real people.  Will worm their way into your heart and stay there.”
– The Talisman

“A tense, action-filled story of suspense that will keep you turning the pages.”
– Affaire de Coeur

“Victoria Cole [Hinze/Barrett] writes with a fresh ingenuity and intensity that will make readers eagerly anticipate future works.”
– Romantic Times

“A story that turns your blood hot–and cold–by turns.   Plenty of chills, plenty of thrills.”
– Nora Powers, author

Reader Reviews:

 

“As a professional psychic, I have always been drawn to books that are stories about intuitives, or psychics. Many times I am disappointed because of the writer’s inaccurate portrayal of their gifted characters. Vicki does NOT disappoint. As a psychic who has many times worked with law enforcement to locate missing people and help with murder investigations, I have been where Caron was and dealt with the doubt of law enforcement to the point of questioning my own sanity. I wonder, Vicki, surely you must be one of us? I was captured from the first page  of Caron’s story. Her emotional struggles with the visions she saw and what she felt as she searched for the missing child. I was right there with her feeling what she felt, seeing what she saw. Realistic in her scenes Vicki has done all of us true psychics proud with her talent. BRAVO!! Thank you Vicki for one of the best reads I have had in a very long time and for your honest portrayal of those of us who can’t hide  from our abilities and choose to do what we can with them. “–seerjean127, amazon

“You really need to try this book – It keeps you on the edge of you seat – power packed and fast moving and DANGEROUS as Parker almost loses Caron. Such involvement and romance makes for an excellent book — WOW!    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED” –M. Hartmann, Amazon

“Plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing in this fast moving story.” –Mark Louis Baumgart, Amazon

 

Magnolia Leaf Press

Feb 2012
Digital ISBN:  978-1-93901601-0
Trade (Coming Fall 2012)
Audio 11/2012

First published in July 1993 by Silhouette under ISBN: 0-373-07510-3.  Vicki Hinze writing as Victoria Cole.

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