The Delphi Effect by Rysa Walker is the 1st book in her newest series, The Delphi Trilogy. This book caught me completely by surprise! I absolutely loved it. It has all those different paranormal elements that I love so much and I’m definitely on board for books 2 & 3. Pretty much now would be nice. If Rysa Walker’s name sounds familiar, its because she wrote The Chronos Files. The first book in that series, Timebound, was the Grand Prize winner in the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards. So now that’s on my reading list too.
I would recommend this for those of you that love paranormal books. Many of the characters have some sort of special “power”. You’re introduced to Anna first and get to know her and her best friend/foster brother Deo (an attractive Hispanic guy that is definitely questioning his sexuality). Anna has a “hitcher” named Molly inside her head. A hitcher is a ghost that has not passed on and feels they have some type of unfinished business. Molly is a young black musician that was murdered and she is determined to let her police detective grandfather know who is responsible for the death of her and her mother. The problem with this, is that her grandfather is not a believer in the paranormal… so he just thinks Anna is crazy and possibly trying to scam him. This initial situation introduces Anna and Deo into the world of The Delphi and it seems their lives will never be the same again.
There is a bit of a romance, but the romance in this book is it’s weakest element, so it’s not for those of you looking for strictly romance. Towards the end it seemed like the romance was being set up to play a much bigger role in the next book, so we’ll see how it goes. I can’t wait!
The Delphi Effect releases October 11, 2016.
I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.