The Colour of Evil by Sarah Jane Huntington
In this original take of a murder mystery, we meet Isobel a young woman who should have her whole life ahead of her but she is forced to live in the shadows quietly. To survive she must avoid the other people in her village. People want her gone but her life will be the same no matter where she goes.
Her only refuge from the harsh life she has, are books. She reads them with a voracious appetite and takes the advice to join a local book club that meets every two weeks to discuss their favourite books. Finally she has found some friends, but soon one of her friends is murdered, then another, and she is somehow their prime suspect.
This isn't the first book I've read by Sarah Jane Huntingdon. I'd read Iron Maidens and loved it which gave me high expectations for The Colour of Evil. Readers, it did not disappoint!
I've come to love Sarah's style of writing, she has a really unique of bringing her characters to life of making you care about them from the first page. I really loved Isobel, she was so fragile yet so strong and I just wanted to hug her and help her. She's been through so much in life and has survived against the odds but still people are cruel.
An horrific ordeal has left Isobel with the ability to read auras, it is her only way of understand what goes on around her. People have long ago written her off but their mistake lies in underestimating her. When her friends begin to disappear she vows to help Detectives Chambers and Khan.
What I really liked about this thrilling little read, is that it keep you guessing right until the end!