Body of Intuition - Karma Crime, Bk #1 Author:Claire Daniels Alternative healer Cally Lazar's sensory skills help her sooth her clients' auras. But once in a while, what she finds will make her jump out of her skin.
A very slow moving, rather uninteresting cozy. The characters were lackluster, the plot as weak as poorly brewed tea and the dynamics between the characters shaky at best. Not a great start to a series but perhaps the author will do better with her next attempt.
Sharon (Catspaw) reviewed Body of Intuition (Karma Crime, Bk #1) on
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Badly written cozy with erratic plotting. Callie, a glorified masseuse, sets out to solve the mystery of one of her client's husband's death, a presumed suicide. Why anyone would hire thier masseuse/energy worker to do this is anyone's guess, and is presumably explained by her client's immaturity and low IQ.
Callie's numerous friends and family members drop everything they have going on in thier lives and converge at the remote inn to help, as does her love interest Roy, a wierd and whiny accountant that she inexplixably longs for. There's melodrama enough to suit the most ardent soap opera fan, and like any bad soap opera, a long series of over the top "scenes" haphazardly strung together without any real movement towards growth, knowledge or conclusion.
Cally Lazar is a recovering lawyer who joined a twelve-step recovery program to make sure she doesn't fall back into practicing
jurisprudence. After she quit the legal profession, she became a masseuse. With some of her patients, she sees auras that enable
her to know what is wrong and how to heal the patient.
I really want to like this book, but I'm torn between recommending it and throwing it through a window. The main character is
interesting and sympathetic, the setting believable, and the mystery and resulting cast of suspects were compelling enough to keep
me reading through the moments-of-serious-wincing.
While the story behind the name is amusing, as for the elements that were interesting the first time and grew annoying with the
number of times they were mentioned-- especially the "forces of darkness" surrounding Cally's ex-boyfriend and the "cane-fu" sparring
between Cally and her lawyer friend.
Cally the energy worker is an interesting premise, and I will read this author again. I just hope that further books in this series
are a bit more even in writing.
I agree with the reviewer that this is a very slow moving book with characters that don't seem to be very likable. I thought I would enjoy this series since it is about intuition, but was very disappointed and have not read the next in the series.