A homicide detective must chase down a violent drug lord whose product is leaving a trail of bodies in its wake. Detective Brennan is aided by having a special power—he innately knows when someone is lying to him or telling the truth. There are others like him, though, and his dreams are haunted by deadly agents from his own shady past. Meanwhile, in the valley outside the city, a young boy comes into his own power of downloading other people’s memories on touch, and he uncovers old secrets that threaten to tear his whole family apart. His power also makes him a prime target for the aforementioned shadowy dream-stalking agents, since his brain lights up like a beacon at night with so many memories crammed inside.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Detective Brennan along with his partners Bishop & Sam, investigate the murder of a pharmacist. While watching the journey in their investigation, we learn also information about their personal lives and a secret that Brennan keeps from his partners and the rest of the world.
Meanwhile, Jeremy is a young boy who discovers that he has suddenly a power. He can read memories from people that he's in contact with. In his journey we can see something suspicious going on with his family and at the same time, someone seems interested in his new power. Many secrets will see the light of the day by the end of his story.
Brooding City was something new for me, since I'm not particularly used in mystery reads. I do love crime tv shows, but reading one was definitely something new. I liked it, but there were things that confused me and left me unsatisfied. It kind of reminded me of Inception, especially when it came to the sleepers.
First of all, the stories of the two characters were different and they didn't seem to connect, apart from a specific element, the sleepers. Although, there was a tiny connection, but it showed up at the very ending. Also, I feel like it was lacking in information. Especially when it comes to Jeremy's story, I don't feel satisfied with the result. I was really enjoying his story, but I have so many gaps and I'm not sure if there will be continuation, when it comes to his story, since the blurb of the sequel didn't mention anything.
Overall, I liked the writing, the characters were very interesting and intriguing and the stories were quite captivating. If you like paranormal mysteries and crime stories, this one will definitely do the trick for you.
Copy was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.