Review: Flash of Fate (Power of Lightning #2) by Asa Maria Bradley

55420456._sy475_Title: Flash of Fate (Power of Lightning #2)

Author: Asa Maria Bradley

Publisher: Self-publishing

Publication Date: September 29, 2020

Genre: Paranormal, Romance

Format: eBook

Rating: 3+ Stars 


She has new powers, but when old enemies arise, does she have the strength to control them?

Twin kids are being abducted across the country–with one left behind drugged and positioned like a corpse, while the other vanishes faster than a lightning strike. No sound, no trace, no clue.

Forensic artist Molly Nyland is determined to find the kidnappers and the lost kids, and while she’s come to terms with her bizarre ability to detect when someone holds back the whole truth, she does not have time to master new powers that may burn her alive. To complicate matters more, her sexy detective boyfriend still struggles with PTSD while cultivating his own strange new abilities.

Then because child abductors, unpredictable supernatural talents, and PTSD aren’t enough, Molly and her boyfriend must join with Molly’s ex in order to solve the case of the missing kids. The increased strain threatens to break their relationship, and that’s before old foes resurface to hunt Molly again.

The only way for her to find the missing children and combat the enemy…is by jumping straight into the rising storm.

♦ Personal Thought ♦

Hmm… I kinda wish for more oomph, in a way.

FLASH OF FATE followed about eight months after “Flash of Fear” in which Des and Molly had settled together in their life as couple and (sort of) partners in personal and professional life. The events prior to this book left impact to both their life; Des with his PTSD and experiencing some strange ‘intuition’ while Molly tried to master her ‘new power.’

Overall I dug this second entry to Bradley’s “Power of Lightning” series. I also thought it felt more like an unfinished plan, an outline of a very promising story. While I liked Des better in this book, Molly’s character didn’t improve that much. Yes, sexually these two got a pretty sizzling connection but they hadn’t translated emotionally. I guess one could see it in two ways; one as the lack of exploration of the characters and the story themselves, the other to give necessary room for improvement for the following journey this couple would undergo.

Personally I expected the clash between the good and evil to be more epic than the happenstance here. I loved it when readers could discover bits and pieces of the premises and world building to understand the book’s universe a bit better. This is what I felt lack on FLASH OF FATE. Had it been there I would’ve enjoyed this story a lot more.

Copy of this book is kindly given by the author in exchange for an honest review.