A Deadly Tapestry by Jen S Severson


A Deadly Tapestry by Jen S Severson
Publisher: Musa Publishing
Genre: Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (165 pages)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Orchid

When a highly logical detective must rely on a reluctant psychic to solve a series of murders, no one can foresee the outcome.

Zoe has spent her adult life denying her psychic abilities. All that changes when she finds herself conversing with a tiny man only she can see and seeing details to a murder that only the murderer should know. Can she convince the annoyingly handsome detective that she was sent to help before he convicts her of the crime? Will she learn to trust herself —and her own heart—before more people are hurt? Or will the detective be the murderer’s next victim?

Children’s author Zoe has denied her clairvoyant ability ever since the unfortunate consequences of predicting her schoolfriend’s future. Her psychic aunt and the spirit who watches over her have both tried to steer her in the right direction, but are not allowed to do any actual interference to convince her to use her power.

A murder premonition in her sleep sends Zoe to the police station to report the details to one of their detectives. He doesn’t believe her. Detective Ted changes his mind when the murder happens exactly as Zoe told him. He then begins to take more interest in Zoe and her psychic abilities.

Zoe hovers between hiding from her unwanted power and knowing she must do something about the premonitions she’s receiving. Ted is torn between his fascination with Zoe and disbelief in her psychic talents. Unknown to both of them their past lives have brought them together and torn them apart many times. In this life they must get things sorted once and for all.

I enjoyed this book. Hamden, the watching spirit, brings humor to the grisly situation of murder. Ted seemed a little too quick to judge Zoe, especially about the paranormal visions she has. Apparently he has a reason for this but I didn’t really understand why as the meaning wasn’t revealed in any great detail.

The storyline is excellent and the highs bring in breath-holding tension to be released only when the tale slows to a moderate pace. Questions surfaced as I read further into the book. Who committed the murders? Will Zoe deny her abilities and have a happy ever after with Ted? Or will she embrace her powers and wave goodbye to non-believer Ted? The author kept me guessing until the end. Good book, scintillating story, well worth a read.


  1. Jen S. Severson says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! My apologies that I am getting my thanks to you two months after you wrote your review; rather bad form (albeit unintended) on my part.


    Jen S. Severson, author of A Deadly Tapestry, a psychic mystery from Musa Publishing

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