Suddenly Psychic (Glimmer Lake, #1)
Every woman goes through changes in their forties. Just not… these changes.Robin Brannon was a normal wife, mom, and antique shop owner until a brush with death turned her day-to-day life upside down. Now she and her two best friends are seeing things that belong in a fantasy novel. Ghosts. Visions. Omens of doom. Nothing that belongs in the peaceful mountain town they call home.Added to that, Robin’s marriage is on the rocks, her grandmother’s health is failing, her mother is driving away the customers at her shop, her teenage daughter refuses to get her drivers’ license, and her left knee aches every darn morning.Robin doesn’t have the time, energy, or knees to unearth the secrets buried at the bottom of Glimmer Lake, but fate doesn’t seem to care. Some secrets are just dying to be exposed.Suddenly Psychic is a stand-alone paranormal women’s fiction, and the first book in the Glimmer Lake series by USA Today Bestseller, Elizabeth Hunter, author of the Elemental Mysteries.

Suddenly Psychic (Glimmer Lake, #1) Details

TitleSuddenly Psychic (Glimmer Lake, #1)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 18th, 2020
PublisherRecurve Press LLC
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Urban Fantasy

Suddenly Psychic (Glimmer Lake, #1) Review

  • Elizabeth Hunter
    January 1, 1970
    Suddenly Psychic is now LIVE!Read for FREE in KindleUnlimitedREAD TODAY:Affiliate LinksAmazon US: https://amzn.to/2SSNEvaAmazon CA: https://amzn.to/37DmltYAmazon AU: https://amzn.to/2UZKA36Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Hv1TAO★Will it be available at all retailers?Eventually, yes, but this will be a Kindle Unlimited release initially.★PLEASE NOTE: I hardly EVER do KU for new releases, but my PWF collaborators and I are trying to make this new genre super-accessible for everyone, so all PWF titles Suddenly Psychic is now LIVE!Read for FREE in KindleUnlimitedREAD TODAY:Affiliate LinksAmazon US: https://amzn.to/2SSNEvaAmazon CA: https://amzn.to/37DmltYAmazon AU: https://amzn.to/2UZKA36Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2Hv1TAO★Will it be available at all retailers?Eventually, yes, but this will be a Kindle Unlimited release initially.★PLEASE NOTE: I hardly EVER do KU for new releases, but my PWF collaborators and I are trying to make this new genre super-accessible for everyone, so all PWF titles will be low cost or free to read in KU, at least for an introductory period.Okay, how cheap are we talking here?Suddenly Psychic will be only $2.99 on release! Yes, a full novel for only $2.99!Learn More about this release and PWFhttps://elizabethhunterwrites.com/202...
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  • Madison Warner Fairbanks
    January 1, 1970
    Suddenly Psychic by Elizabeth HunterParanormal womens fiction.Robin, Val and Monica have a car accident and end up at the bottom of Glimmer Lake. They are saved by a ghost breaking the glass in the car window. Now that the women are safe and back to their lives, they seem to have developed psychic abilities. Its not just a mid life change, theyre all pretty sure.This is Robins story. She can see ghosts.Instantly engaging and enthralling. The three women must deal with their new abilities and Suddenly Psychic by Elizabeth HunterParanormal women’s fiction.Robin, Val and Monica have a car accident and end up at the bottom of Glimmer Lake. They are saved by a ghost breaking the glass in the car window. Now that the women are safe and back to their lives, they seem to have developed psychic abilities. It’s not just a mid life change, they’re all pretty sure.This is Robin’s story. She can see ghosts.Instantly engaging and enthralling. The three women must deal with their new abilities and they do it with humor, strength and deep friendships. Robin has felt withdrawn from her husband of twenty some years and as the book goes on, they work through their issues for a stronger relationship. I loved that.Strong writing style that keeps your attention.First in the series. I will absolutely pick up the next book.
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  • Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
    January 1, 1970
    It was an enjoyable read. I did know who killed the mans, why his ghost was around, etc by the 30% Mark. Obvious plot. Still nice to see such friendship and real life issues with these older heroines.Rated: 3 StarsFRTC
  • Fiona Weaver
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to be given an early copy to read and I love everything about this story. The fact that a group of super talented writers have joined together to create paranormal fiction for the 40+ generation is thrilling.The story centers around 3 best friends and their lives at 40+. It is a whodunnit in a paranormal genre. Real life for these women takes on a whole new dimension that they didnt expect and Elizabeth Hunter takes us on an exciting adventure with them and their family. Real I was lucky enough to be given an early copy to read and I love everything about this story. The fact that a group of super talented writers have joined together to create paranormal fiction for the 40+ generation is thrilling.The story centers around 3 best friends and their lives at 40+. It is a whodunnit in a paranormal genre. Real life for these women takes on a whole new dimension that they didn’t expect and Elizabeth Hunter takes us on an exciting adventure with them and their family. Real life exists and is captured beautifully and candidly amidst a page turning, sometimes breath holding romance/thriller.I loved the banter between the friends. I loved the strength of the women. I loved the fact that Elizabeth Hunter also doesn’t skim over the realities of real life and that we don’t all live in an ‘everything is awesome’ reality. I loved the positivity presented at this time in our lives and I thought the plot of the book was just inspired!As a fan of her many other series, I was excited to see where this new genre was going to take us and in all honesty, I hope there will be many more books in this series.
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  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    Its been eighty years since Grimmer town was flooded over to make Glimmer Lake...but how many secrets were buried with it? One things for certain, though: Robin forty-five years old, business owner, mother of two teens, wife to an increasingly distant husband, and possessor of at least one bad knee is in no position to sort through her towns sordid histories. But when a car accident sends Robin, and her two best friends, hurtling off the road into the depths of Glimmer Lake, they bring back It’s been eighty years since Grimmer town was flooded over to make Glimmer Lake...but how many secrets were buried with it? One thing’s for certain, though: Robin – forty-five years old, business owner, mother of two teens, wife to an increasingly distant husband, and possessor of at least one bad knee – is in no position to sort through her town’s sordid histories. But when a car accident sends Robin, and her two best friends, hurtling off the road into the depths of Glimmer Lake, they bring back more from their brush with a watery grave than just bad memories. Now faced with some truly supernatural midlife changes, this trio of friends will need to use their new powers to solve a decades-old mystery...and maybe, also, put some personal demons to rest. The first in a new stand-alone series by Elizabeth Hunter, Suddenly Psychic is a satisfyingly solid paranormal mystery, with all the vibes of a classic Nancy Drew (or, even, Scooby Doo) mystery…but the ghosts are real, the banter is better, and the Mystery Van has been swapped for an infinitely more practical minivan. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to read an advance copy, and can definitely recommend it for anyone looking for fun, suspenseful read. On a more personal note: I was so excited when I first heard that Elizabeth Hunter was teaming up with twelve other amazing authors to write paranormal fiction featuring heroines over forty. True, it’s not my age bracket (still under thirty here, so if you’re a skeptical younger reader – really really, don’t pass this by!), but I think there are still a lot of external societal messages that suggest that the most exciting parts of life – especially for women – belong to the young. And certainly, in the paranormal/fantasy genre, a heroine’s adventure normally ends happily with the establishment of domestic stability. Not so here; Robin, Val and Monica are a deep and necessary reminder to the genre that women don’t age out of adventures; motherhood and middle-agedness aren’t markers of some kind of growing irrelevance. As Monica points out, both those factors have probably served as the best training this budding superhero trio could have. Additionally, this book felt, to me, like a love note to the enduring power of female friendships. And I feel it has the ability to resonate with women of all ages, who’ve ever found themselves frozen in a pattern, wondering if it is too late to be or do something more; with any woman who has looked around at her friends and felt like her life is less exciting, less cool, less glamorous. And I love this book’s reminder that good friends will be the ones to worm out those insecurities, and help address them. Robin’s story is a reminder that your life is a story that is always evolving, and is always changeable, even without magic. Truthfully, for me, the most magical element of this book was watching Robin realize that of all the extraordinary parts of her life, her newfound powers were in fact the most mundane. I deeply enjoyed this first installment of the Glimmer Lake series, and look forward to the sequel!
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  • This Literary Life
    January 1, 1970
    When your favorite author who has proven time and time again that there isnt a thing she could write that you wouldnt love writes a book....you drop everything and you read it! How exciting!! Elizabeth has a new series!! Let the partying begin!This story is is far different than the Elemental Mysteries, there arent any vampires or sword fights, but it still has that EH feel that we know and love. It has the small town feel of 7th and Main with a similar vibe of Cambio Springs. As a woman When your favorite author who has proven time and time again that there isn’t a thing she could write that you wouldn’t love writes a book....you drop everything and you read it! How exciting!! Elizabeth has a new series!! Let the partying begin!This story is is far different than the Elemental Mysteries, there aren’t any vampires or sword fights, but it still has that EH feel that we know and love. It has the small town feel of 7th and Main with a similar vibe of Cambio Springs. As a woman approaching 40 I didn’t even know how much I needed the voice this book gave me! I deal with women all day who tell me everything...benefit of being a hairdresser and I love every second! This story brought so many REAL issues that so many of us deal with to front. Ladies, why do we not put ourselves first? Say what we need? Wait for others to make it happen?? We often wonder, “Is this it? Is this my life? Is this it until I die?” As Robin does in this book. But with the power of friendship, which just might be one of the only true supernatural things left in existence, these ladies find themselves...and get even more than they bargain for!This book made me laugh...it was pure and real and I wanted to be a part of what these ladies were doing so badly!! The story sets up perfectly with just the right amount of mystery to make you sink slowly into it. There are many ups and downs in Robin’s story. Her marriage is struggling and I was so pleased with how Elizabeth wrote that storyline, even though it wasn’t the primary focus by any means. It resonated with me in the way that Tayla from her book Hooked helped me take a look at myself and make changes to make my life better. Robin’s marriage and issues she dealt with did the same. I love books that effect me like that!I could not have guessed what mayhem these 3 women, Robin, Val and Monica would end up getting themselves into but it was perfectly done. The town flooded under the lake, long ago forgotten offers the perfect setting for the Glimmer Lake series. The whole ‘What lies beneath’ vibe had me grinning ear to ear. The ladies had no idea what would befell them, and I adored how they tried to brush it all off as nothing. I feel as though I’d have done the same! Ignorance is bliss after all! But Robin, Val and Monica have each other and once they begin to accept what is happening to them the mystery truly evolves. Another 5 star book. Congratulations on your new series Elizabeth! I can’t wait to see how Val takes the lead in book 2!
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  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    When one of your favourite authors comes with a new genre in 2020 (well new to me at least) thus being #PWF (Paranormal Womens Fiction) you think why the hell not?You may ask yourself what is #PWF?Taken from Ms. Hunters websiteYou know how a lot of paranormal mystery or urban fantasy has heroines who are barely out of high school or have no idea what a stretch mark is? Yeah, this isnt that kind of paranormal. This is: - Paranormal (cause we love our magic, mysticism, and mayhem) - Womens (cause When one of your favourite author’s comes with a new genre in 2020 (well new to me at least) thus being #PWF (Paranormal Women’s Fiction) you think why the hell not?You may ask yourself what is #PWF?Taken from Ms. Hunter’s websiteYou know how a lot of paranormal mystery or urban fantasy has heroines who are barely out of high school or have no idea what a stretch mark is? Yeah, this isn’t that kind of paranormal. This is: - Paranormal (cause we love our magic, mysticism, and mayhem) - Women’s (cause we’re grown women, not girls) - Fiction (cause we have our own stories to tell)You read the blurb and think this can work but are somewhat apprehensive to read it. The older you get the more expectations I have when I read but don’t we all? I don’t want every day RL rubbish to contaminate my imagination, I want to be wooed with words, I want a world that is completely different than my own. I want romance, magic, mayhem, some mystery and a feel good read. I want to laugh, I want to cry and I want the book to have meaning. And I know that Ms. Hunter always delivers on this. ALWAYS. Here it is no different. However here due to the new genre it was slightly different for me. But different in a good way. I don’t want to give too much away. Our heroine, Robyn, Val and Monica are in the prime of their life but even being in your prime you have doubts with the paths that you have taken, where you are and more importantly is this what can be expected to the end of their lives.Suddenly Psychic concentrates on Robyn and how things are changing, her oldest child is changing majors, her youngest is about to leave the nest and well, she and her husband Mark are virtually strangers (the last time they were intimate was a long time ago) and what happens when they are alone again?Robyn, Val and Monica are out for the night and have a near death experience when they are saved by a tall, dark and handsome man. Once they are rescued things start getting weird. Read the book and find out, I have sealed lips from this point on. Being saved has put their lives in perspective and I think that would do that for everyone. But now they have a mystery and it hits far too close to home.It is the mystery of Grimmer Canyon and Glimmer Lake and that secrets never stay buried forever no matter how hard you try. There was suspense, mystery, a strong female character who is kickarse with strong friendships and who are still trying to figure their shite out. There is such an easiness to the writing style of the book and it sucks you in right from the start. Ms. Hunter has created here is a fantastic, engaging read with strong female characters with a solid plot which I kind of knew where it was going but nevertheless it gets all the feelz from me. The verdict is that although I wasn’t convinced at the beginning. I am a fan of fresh romance of the time when you first fall in love but here it was an experience to see how that Robyn and Mark try and find their way back to one another. I am now totally on board with the Glimmer Lake Series and I can’t wait to read. I can’t wait to see how this genre shall progress and what some truly fantastic authors can make out of this.
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  • ☕️Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    Danger, friendships and ghostly apparitions await you in this addictive tale.Robin Brannon should be happy. Her youngest is a senior in high school, her son is off in college and her husband works from home. She owns a successful antique business, but she is feeling unfulfilled. Her best friends have issues too, one owns the local diner and the other recently lost her husband. When the three of them go out to celebrate a birthday, they end up at the bottom of Glimmer Lake.The accident has Danger, friendships and ghostly apparitions await you in this addictive tale.Robin Brannon should be happy. Her youngest is a senior in high school, her son is off in college and her husband works from home. She owns a successful antique business, but she is feeling unfulfilled. Her best friends have issues too, one owns the local diner and the other recently lost her husband. When the three of them go out to celebrate a birthday, they end up at the bottom of Glimmer Lake.The accident has changed things for Robin, Val and Monica. They have new found abilities. This book is Robins, and she is seeing spirits. Soon the ladies are caught up in a murder mystery from the past. The accident has caused a shift at home and a renewed perspective for Robin, her husband and family.I loved the elements of danger and each of the ladies unique abilities. Together they make a great investigative team. Each is learning to harness and understand their gifts.Friendships, relationship growth, personal growth and paranormal woo-woo pulled me into this tale. The mystery was captivating and well-plotted. Hunter knows how to engage her readers and I loved this lighter fiction from her. This review was originally posted at Caffeinated Reviewer
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  • Susan
    January 1, 1970
    I never miss and Elizabeth Hunter novel, but this has a special twist -- finally a series where the women are women -- not girls. She always creates a world you never want to leave. This will be no exception.
  • Melanie's
    January 1, 1970
    I discovered this book as part of the newly released #PWF Fab 13. Elizabeth Hunter is not a new to me author but it has been a while since I cracked open one of hers. I will start by saying that my advice is not to go too much on the blurb. I read that and thought oh my goodness that is a whole lot of all the problems to be trying to deal with at one time - but the book is different. Whilst the heroine is technically dealing with all of those things, many of them hover in the background, only I discovered this book as part of the newly released #PWF Fab 13. Elizabeth Hunter is not a new to me author but it has been a while since I cracked open one of hers. I will start by saying that my advice is not to go too much on the blurb. I read that and thought oh my goodness that is a whole lot of all the problems to be trying to deal with at one time - but the book is different. Whilst the heroine is technically dealing with all of those things, many of them hover in the background, only mentioned when relevent to the story.​It is often said that a sudden shock or trauma can open the door to abilities you never know you had, and that is certainly true in this book. Elizabeth Hunter very cleverly manages to not only provide a believable gateway for her heroine, but for her friends too. Suddenly developing a new psychic ability is definitely something that is better when shared. This story highlights wonderfully how women can support each other through some of the hardest times in their lives, but still find a way to carry on, and even have an adventure. This book took me through a whole gambit of emotions from shock to laughter, happiness to tears. As the pages turn I actually worked out much of what was likely to happen story wise, (I have taken to calling this "The Melanie Clause" as it was pointed out to me that few people carry as many story plots in their head to draw from as I do), but as this happens often, it didn't detract from the story telling. This book is beautifully written, and as the first in a new series leaves plenty more to be explored, whilst still providing closure for those that hadn't themselves solved the mystery that started it all.A solid 4 stars from me. **Although this book says Glimmer Lake #1 it definitely works as a stand alone story**
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  • Maegs InWonderland
    January 1, 1970
    Refreshing. That is the word the came into my mind over and over again while reading this book. I was given the opportunity to read an early copy of this book and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Im a 38 year old mother/wife/daughter/friend and it is so refreshing to read about women who are already established in life and not just starting out. Even the personal revelations each character faces in this story feel intentional and deliberate. The setting is relatable and the realism (even Refreshing. That is the word the came into my mind over and over again while reading this book. I was given the opportunity to read an early copy of this book and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. I’m a 38 year old mother/wife/daughter/friend and it is so refreshing to read about women who are already established in life and not just starting out. Even the personal revelations each character faces in this story feel intentional and deliberate. The setting is relatable and the realism (even within this paranormal story) makes it feel so comfortable to get to know these feisty, funny and flawed characters. It is also SO very refreshing to read about a romance that’s not brand new in the falling-in-love phase but rather in the choosing-to-stay-in-love phase. One that has toughed out decades together and all the ebbs and flows that go along with that are highlighted-not overlooked or hidden.I can’t wait to see what kind of adventures await these characters in future books! If you crave mystery and romance but are getting tired of reading about young adults just embarking on their journey, this story is for you! These characters handle everything that gets thrown at them with the strength and wisdom that can only from from years spent sorting out how to be a functional hot mess.
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  • BleuBelle
    January 1, 1970
    Beautiful cover and lovely writing. Predictable story line and missing chemistry.Love Elizabeth Hunter's Elemental series. That's why I was looking forward to reading this one. Liked reading the story but didn't found much that appealed to me. Maybe the second installment will be better.
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  • Brandy G.
    January 1, 1970
    Elizabeth Hunters first foray into the world of life after 40 is a slam dunk! I have never felt that my life was so closely represented as I did when reading Robins perspective on life at 40. How many of us are nearing empty nests, have pressures of caring for our aging family members and advancing careers, our own changing health, and wake up wondering if this is IT, the way the rest of your life will be? I think Ms. Hunter has beautifully and eloquently captured the quandries of middle age Elizabeth Hunter’s first foray into the world of life after 40 is a slam dunk! I have never felt that my life was so closely represented as I did when reading Robin’s perspective on life at 40. How many of us are nearing empty nests, have pressures of caring for our aging family members and advancing careers, our own changing health, and wake up wondering if this is IT, the way the rest of your life will be? I think Ms. Hunter has beautifully and eloquently captured the quandries of middle age women, while reminding us that we are still fabulous and have a lot to offer this world. After an accident, the protagonists find themselves with a few extra tools to help their journey as they solve a decades old mystery. I am anxiously anticipating the second book in this series and can’t wait to read more about these fabulous middle age ladies. Thank you, Ms. Hunter, for this masterpiece.
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  • Gigi
    January 1, 1970
    The lovely Mrs. Hunter, has always been able to capture and transport me, into brilliantly vivid new worlds. This novel was no exception to that fact. The storyline was intriguing and characters were beautifully human. That this novel was written about women and the changes that occur later in life, while adding elements of the supernatural, made for a compelling read! I absolutely loved it!
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  • Angela Whitmore
    January 1, 1970
    I was given an early chance to read this story. I just finished and now I'm sitting here taking a few deep breaths, trying to get my composure back.This is the first book in Elizabeth Hunter's new Glimmer Lake series, and part of the PWR project - Paranormal Women's Romance. If you're tired of reading stories about nubile young things with special powers, then this is for you. It's about real women who have already done some living and loving, and they're facing that next magical step in their I was given an early chance to read this story. I just finished and now I'm sitting here taking a few deep breaths, trying to get my composure back.This is the first book in Elizabeth Hunter's new Glimmer Lake series, and part of the PWR project - Paranormal Women's Romance. If you're tired of reading stories about nubile young things with special powers, then this is for you. It's about real women who have already done some living and loving, and they're facing that next magical step in their lives...their fifties are approaching. So when three best friends suddenly develop paranormal powers after an accident, they have to come to terms with more than night sweats and chin hair.After a spell of denial the friends come together to solve a murder mystery.This was a very special story for me. As a woman who is only a few years older than the main characters, going through a challenging point in her marriage, and recently bereaved of my mother, there were lots of points that I identified with. I'm not usually a crier when reading, but this one got me with a most beautiful moment that is making me well up again just thinking about it.I couldn't put this one down and can't wait to read the next Glimmer Lake book.
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  • Nikki
    January 1, 1970
    This is a different kind of book from Elizabeth Hunter, and I hope it was as fun to write it, as it was for me to read it.IThis was a well thought out book, with plenty of great characters, both living and dead. They were so relatable, especially the three best friends when they interact, ranging from hilarious to catty, comforting and aha moments. Some scenes will have you nodding your head in agreement, especially when they are in the sinking car near the beginning. It just gets better from This is a different kind of book from Elizabeth Hunter, and I hope it was as fun to write it, as it was for me to read it.IThis was a well thought out book, with plenty of great characters, both living and dead. They were so relatable, especially the three best friends when they interact, ranging from hilarious to catty, comforting and aha moments. Some scenes will have you nodding your head in agreement, especially when they are in the sinking car near the beginning. It just gets better from there.The descriptions were done so well, where you can just be one with the story being told. You are submerged so far into the book, you feel like you are trying to solve the mystery along with the girls, actually saying suggestions to them as if they can hear you...lolIt was almost a cozy mystery, with a good dose of supernatural. Some readers may find some scenes to be emotional, just because it was written that well. This new PWF genre, is definitely one I can get behind, because I can understand the aches and pains and general daily life of 40 somethings.I highly recommend to anyone looking for a fun, best friend supernatural mystery, that is engaging, easy to read, that flows effortlessly, and you hate to put it down kind of book.
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  • Lin Cunningham
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of the first of this new Glimmer Lake series linked to the PWF group. I loved the relationship between Robin, Val & Monica, their lives, their families & their mutual understanding of each other that comes with mature friendships. Their car accident that resulted in their Suddenly Psychic experiences starts a chain of events that start them on a path to uncover what happened many years before when part of the town was flooded creating Glimmer I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of the first of this new Glimmer Lake series linked to the PWF group. I loved the relationship between Robin, Val & Monica, their lives, their families & their mutual understanding of each other that comes with mature friendships. Their car accident that resulted in their “Suddenly Psychic” experiences starts a chain of events that start them on a path to uncover what happened many years before when part of the town was flooded creating Glimmer Lake. It has all the elements of a good investigative mystery but with lots of twists & turns, romantic elements & best of all a great great story.This has the makings of another winning series & I can’t wait for the next book.
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  • Laura Martinez
    January 1, 1970
    New to me author, and I can honestly say I was impressed and hooked with this book!! I found that the book was hard to put down as I wanted to find out what happens next and solve the mystery. I loved the paranormal twist that the main character and her friends mysteriously received one fateful night. Robin, Val, and Monica are fantastic. I absolutely love how their friendship is and how they arent afraid to tell each other how they felt. I loved how their gifts worked and how they used them to New to me author, and I can honestly say I was impressed and hooked with this book!! I found that the book was hard to put down as I wanted to find out what happens next and solve the mystery. I loved the paranormal twist that the main character and her friends mysteriously received one fateful night. Robin, Val, and Monica are fantastic. I absolutely love how their friendship is and how they aren’t afraid to tell each other how they felt. I loved how their gifts worked and how they used them to solve the mystery. This book pulled at my heart strings and I absolutely loved almost all of the minor characters. This is a great reminder to all women, no matter your age don’t be afraid to follow your dreams. Looking forward to reading the next installment.
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  • ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
    January 1, 1970
    Loved this book!This was a great start to a new series! The characters were amazing and the storyline had my attention from beginning to end!😍
  • Sarah Williams
    January 1, 1970
    This book. Im left with the warm fuzzies. You know those friend relationships in books, where you read them and say, man I want these guys as my mates. That was this book. These ladies. Fun, loyal, lifelong friends. They almost die together, and suddenly they find they have psychic powers. Robin can see ghosts. Which leads them to trying to solve a cold case murder. All while continuing to juggle work, kids, husbands, and where they are in this stage of their lives. I loved the sincerity between This book. I’m left with the warm fuzzies. You know those friend relationships in books, where you read them and say, man I want these guys as my mates. That was this book. These ladies. Fun, loyal, lifelong friends. They almost die together, and suddenly they find they have psychic powers. Robin can see ghosts. Which leads them to trying to solve a cold case murder. All while continuing to juggle work, kids, husbands, and where they are in this stage of their lives. I loved the sincerity between the characters. I loved how real they felt. I also loved how insightful and relatable this book was. I actually feel lighter after reading it. Things that I didn’t even know where bugging me in my life. I had moments of, “wow, that’s so true. I feel so much better now”. Once again, Elizabeth delivers a well written, cleverly plotted, realistic/believable story. With love, friendship, family and mystery. Books like this are why Elizabeth Hunter is one of my top favourite authors. No cliffhanger, but I’m still left wanting more. 😊I’m also definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the #PWF release books.
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  • Dee Smith
    January 1, 1970
    I was so excited to have the chance to read an advanced copy of this book! I have anxiously waited for this book and for the rest of the PWF Author's books. The fact that the characters are more mature women really interested me and Suddenly Psychic definitely was worth waiting for!! The main characters are 3 friends..Robin, Monica and Val, they have the type of friendship that we all wish we had. The story surrounding these 3 women is wonderfully written and addresses things that as a mother I was so excited to have the chance to read an advanced copy of this book! I have anxiously waited for this book and for the rest of the PWF Author's books. The fact that the characters are more mature women really interested me and Suddenly Psychic definitely was worth waiting for!! The main characters are 3 friends..Robin, Monica and Val, they have the type of friendship that we all wish we had. The story surrounding these 3 women is wonderfully written and addresses things that as a mother and a woman, we all face at one time or another. I loved the fact that no matter what the issue the 3 were there for each other. This story had my interest from the very start. I love both the paranormal aspect as well as the mystery aspect. So for me, this book is a definite one you don't want to miss!! And one I will be buying for my Elizabeth Hunter collection.
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  • Monika
    January 1, 1970
    I was lucky enough to be given an early copy to read. It's a great story even though I could not relate to the characters. The women are in their forties and married with kids. I never had kids and when I was in my mid-forties I was reeling from an unexpected divorce and fighting for survival not planning the next phase of my life. However, I did enjoy the book very much. The characters are typical down-to-earth humans. The description of their surroundings is so well done that I felt like being I was lucky enough to be given an early copy to read. It's a great story even though I could not relate to the characters. The women are in their forties and married with kids. I never had kids and when I was in my mid-forties I was reeling from an unexpected divorce and fighting for survival not planning the next phase of my life. However, I did enjoy the book very much. The characters are typical down-to-earth humans. The description of their surroundings is so well done that I felt like being right in the middle of it all. There were a few times when I laughed out loud. And the supernatural element gave the story just the right edge. This book is not just for women in their mid-forties but can be enjoyed by everybody. Now I can't wait for the next book in the Glimmer Lake series.
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  • carrie thackston
    January 1, 1970
    Another hit from Elizabeth Hunter! Suddenly Psychic is a bit different from her other books, but equally as awesome. It is book 1 of Glimmer Lake and a standalone. The book centers around three friends, Robin, Val, and Monica. All are middle age with grown kids. They have gone through and are still going through changes and begin to make some realizations about themselves. There is an incident and other odd occurrences that help push them to ask some important questions as well as give them the Another hit from Elizabeth Hunter! Suddenly Psychic is a bit different from her other books, but equally as awesome. It is book 1 of Glimmer Lake and a standalone. The book centers around three friends, Robin, Val, and Monica. All are middle age with grown kids. They have gone through and are still going through changes and begin to make some realizations about themselves. There is an incident and other odd occurrences that help push them to ask some important questions as well as give them the ability to help others. As with all of her books, the writing is flawless, the characters are wonderful and easy to connect with. I loved going on this adventure with them and I can't wait for more! Elizabeth Hunter delivers again! I was given the opportunity to read an early copy of this book.
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  • Caroline Paquin
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, gosh! Where do I start?With the beginning, I suppose.Three women, best friends for a long time, suddenly find themselves with psychic abilities. One a recent widow, one a divorced woman, and one whose marriage seems on the rocks.Working together to solve a mystery, the three women embark on a journey towards shedding light on many secrets, but also one of self-discovery, which makes for a passionate, and very emotional story.I won't hide it: some parts of the book left me completely raw and Oh, gosh! Where do I start?With the beginning, I suppose.Three women, best friends for a long time, suddenly find themselves with psychic abilities. One a recent widow, one a divorced woman, and one whose marriage seems on the rocks.Working together to solve a mystery, the three women embark on a journey towards shedding light on many secrets, but also one of self-discovery, which makes for a passionate, and very emotional story.I won't hide it: some parts of the book left me completely raw and shattered. Divine writing, compelling story, amazing main characters with whom it is easy to identify, which is probably why I ended up so emotionally raw.A fantastic read.
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  • Carolyn G.
    January 1, 1970
    Totally great paranormal mysteryThank you for a story with 'mature' characters that I can totally relate with. Real issues, lives and friends along with a mystery. Enjoyed this read and ready for more.
  • Pearlie May
    January 1, 1970
    Elizabeth Hunter is such a gifted author. Each one of her books a pure joy to read. I am anxiously awaiting this new book. I know it will be as engrossing as all her others.
  • *Flora*
    January 1, 1970
    Simply... Extraordinary! I'm already a fan of Elizabeth Hunter's books and love her writing style. Her stories tick all the boxes for me; intelligent writing style that's easy to read, main characters with personality traits that I can connect to and believe in, depth of character in the supporting cast, believable background story and setting - even when based in the paranormal - and a balanced mix of relationship, tension, action, humour and mystery in the plot line. As a menopausal woman, I Simply... Extraordinary! I'm already a fan of Elizabeth Hunter's books and love her writing style. Her stories tick all the boxes for me; intelligent writing style that's easy to read, main characters with personality traits that I can connect to and believe in, depth of character in the supporting cast, believable background story and setting - even when based in the paranormal - and a balanced mix of relationship, tension, action, humour and mystery in the plot line. As a menopausal woman, I love that this series will have an older protagonists and supporting characters. About bloody time! Woohoo! If you enjoy stories about the value of strong, healthy friendships and a sort of second coming-of-age story for older, independent, capable women with a generous helping of banter, humour and realistic issues for the over 40s within a paranormal mystery then this book may be your next favourite read. It's certainly left me wanting to read the next book - Part-time Psychic - and check out the other books available in the Paranormal Women's Fiction (PWF) genre.
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  • Loumyra
    January 1, 1970
    What happens, when your favourite author starts a new series? You read it naturally. But will you like it? That's the question.So far, I havent read anything from Elizabeth Hunter that didnt capture me from the very first few paragraphs. But when starting a whole new series, Im always a bit reluctant because it happened with other authors I was really into one of their series, but found the next one only mediocre. To make it short: I was a bit afraid, because at first, Suddenly Psychic seemed What happens, when your favourite author starts a new series? You read it – naturally. But will you like it? That's the question.So far, I haven’t read anything from Elizabeth Hunter that didn’t capture me from the very first few paragraphs. But when starting a whole new series, I’m always a bit reluctant because it happened with other authors – I was really into one of their series, but found the next one only mediocre. To make it short: I was a bit afraid, because at first, Suddenly Psychic seemed to be so different from her other books, but I was not disappointed and just loved Suddenly Psychic! Suddenly Psychic is Book One of the new Glimmer Lake Series which circles around three middle-aged women (ok, I had to wince here because I’m 41 myself, and somehow still feel as belonging to the younger adults), their life, their woes – and their newly acquired psychic powers. In accordance with the new book genre #PWF (Paranormal Women Fiction) the heroes of this book are Women (not girls fresh out of high-school), there is a paranormal element and – naturally – it is a work of fiction. And - oh boy - what a great piece of fiction. It contains everything one wishes for in a good book for a lazy Sunday afternoon (or any other free time available, e.g. in the middle of the night because I was at first not able to put the book down once I started reading it). I felt like reading about some of my best friends (and sometimes like belonging to this wonderful group of women) as the problems and challenges they face, the thoughts they have and the solutions they find feel like they could happen to me as well (not included the psychic experiences - but who knows what will happen to me in 2-3 years? Hopefully, I won’t find myself on the bottom of a lake stuck in car - because I’m not fully convinced that their way of rescue will be available to me as well 😉)Without wanting to reveal too much of the content of this book: Like all the other books of Elizabeth Hunter, this book fully deserves 5 stars and I can’t wait to find out what will happen to the next heroine of the trio. And thank you to Elizabeth Hunter and her other friends who created (or at least named and defined) this new genre for women 40+.Note: I was given the opportunity to read an early copy of this book - but this did not influence the outcome of this review.
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  • Anne - Books of My Heart
    January 1, 1970
    This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I really enjoyed the start of a new series, Glimmer Lake .   It'a part of a new concept from a group of authors of paranormal romance with characters who are a bit older and more realistic, Paranormal Women's Fiction.  I am not surprised since I have enjoyed everything, in many genres, from this author.  This series seems to This review was originally posted on Books of My Heart Review copy was received from Author. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I really enjoyed the start of a new series, Glimmer Lake .   It'a part of a new concept from a group of authors of paranormal romance with characters who are a bit older and more realistic, Paranormal Women's Fiction.  I am not surprised since I have enjoyed everything, in many genres, from this author.  This series seems to focus on the things I love best - talents of the mind.Suddenly Psychic starts with building the world where three women are best friends in a smallish town in California.  One is married; one is divorced; and one is a widow. They all have children growing up, mostly teens or young adults.  They have realistic issues with their children, parents, partners, and careers.Everything was pretty normal until the women have a brush with death and suddenly, they know more.  Their new talents are frightening and probably unbelievable to most people.  They struggle with the meanings, an old murder,  and the secrets from the past.  They end up trying to learn whatever they can about some history from the library, and older relatives.I loved the relationship between these women. There's a down-to-earth authenticity and the solid feel of knowing they will be there as they face... well anything.  Everyone needs these kind of relationships.  Along with the mystery, we get personal growth of our ladies.Even without their ability changes,  they go through some big events and differences to their lives.  I can't guess where the series will go next but I'll be going along. I am curious to see whether they will be more open with the sheriff in the future.
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  • Debbie Turk
    January 1, 1970
    This Is Perfection From Start To Finish. Hilarious But Emotive, Sublime!!😍🌟(Read using Kindle Unlimited)Suddenly Psychic: Glimmer Lake Book #1A story about 3 bestfriends. Robin, Monica & Val. They're taking Monica out for her first birthday since her husband died unexpectedly, when they're in an accident that has their car plunging into Glimmer Lake.😱😭 They're trapped inside until a man breaks a window for them to escape out of at the last minute!!🙏 After that all 3 of them notice they've This Is Perfection From Start To Finish. Hilarious But Emotive, Sublime!!😍🌟(Read using Kindle Unlimited)Suddenly Psychic: Glimmer Lake Book #1A story about 3 bestfriends. Robin, Monica & Val. They're taking Monica out for her first birthday since her husband died unexpectedly, when they're in an accident that has their car plunging into Glimmer Lake.😱😭 They're trapped inside until a man breaks a window for them to escape out of at the last minute!!🙏 After that all 3 of them notice they've picked unwelcome supernatural abilities. Robin can see & talk to ghosts, Monica gets glimpses of the future & Val can see things about people's lives by touching objects!!😳Things get weirder after the car is recovered & a skeleton with old chains wrapped around it's legs is found in the back seat!!😱💀👻 This sets them off on an investigation to find out who it was & what happened to them. There are surprising links & emotional connections discovered. Robin especially goes on real emotional journey throughout. She realises she's been coasting, almost making herself invisible within her own life.💔 She has to decide what she's going to do about it!!🙏👍 I found this book sublime.😍 I loved the characters, the 3 women had me crying with laughter but I also sobbed my eyes out a few times too!!😂🌟😭 The storyline was so engrossing & at times down right creepy!!🙈👻 I haven't read anything by this Author before but I think it's safe to say this book has changed that!!😍 roll on Val's story in book #2.😃 This was an absolutely unmissable read, trust me!🌟Debbie, 1970, UK
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