Sunday, 17 March 2013

{Review} Touching Evil by Amber Garr

Touching Evil
Author: Amber Garr
Series: Leila Marx #1
Published November 5th 2012
Genre: Urban Fantasy (Adult)
Source: From author in exchange for honest review
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With one touch, Leila can see it all.

Leila Marx is trying to put her life back together after her fiancĂ© is murdered. When Detective Garrick Pearson enlists her help with a difficult case, she is thankful for the distraction and the opportunity to use her talents as a touch clairvoyant. Leila and Garrick delve into the mystery behind a series of missing teenage girls and mummified corpses while discovering their own growing attraction to each other. 

Conner Hoffman is an intriguing lawyer and striking half-demon who enters Leila’s life unexpectedly. Although her visions are terrifying, she is fascinated by his charm and his legacy. When it becomes evident that the murders are linked to a paranormal event, Conner introduces Leila to a world unbeknownst to ordinary society. She suddenly finds herself immersed in supernatural politics, sorcery, and danger as she becomes the killer’s next target. 

Staying alive will mean relying on friends, accepting the unbelievable, and trusting in her heart again.
RATING: 4 out of 5 Stars

It was tough for Leila, being able to foresee her fiance's murder but not able to stop it in time. She's now helping the police with her powers in the investigation process and she has no idea what she was getting into and what she would encounter...

I find myself liking Leila as the story progresses. She's tough and just keeps going, using her ability to help solve difficult cases for Garrick. I'm also impressed with how Amber includes many different types of paranormal creatures in Touching Evil. They make great supporting characters! I appreciate the witty humor made in the story. That made the whole story enjoyable, besides the wonderful characters.

By the way, did I mention that I'm torn between Garrick and Connor? If I haven't, then I'm saying it now! I'm certainly looking forward to the rest of the series--to more Garrick and Connor! 


  1. This sounds really good..I love mystery and suspense wrapped in a little paranormal woo-woo!