Author: Toni Andrews
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Mira (September 1, 2007)
From the back of the book:
I’ve never been certain I’m human
Oh, the X-rays and blood tests are normal, and most people have no reason to suspect I’m more than I appear to be. But if I tell you to do something? You do it—no ifs, ands or buts.
I call my power the ‘press.’
My name is Mercy Hollings, and if you think that having the power to control people makes my life easy, you’re dead wrong.
Because when I get angry, everyone around me is at risk—Sukey, my friend who has frightening taste in men; my clients, who, ironically, come to me for help; my neighbors, who regard me as a loner; and Sam, a man who wants to know my darkest secret.
I have hurt people in the past, and I don’t want that to happen again. But now a powerful stranger is threatening the new life that I’ve made for myself.
And I’m afraid my anger is taking over.
I really enjoyed reading this book. Sci-Fi isn’t one of my absolute favorites, but this book held my interest enough for me to finish it, and to make me want to read the rest of the series. I found myself feeling bad for Mercy while reading, just the self imposed isolation she put on herself and everything. It really touched me.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5