Wraith (Zoe Martinique #1) by Phaedra Weldon

With the release of the second book in Phaedra Weldon‘s series, I thought it would be a good time to revisit Wraith, Zoe’s debut.  A friend first introduced me to the book in November and I’m very excited to read the next Zoe Martinique investigation.

Zoe is a quippy, compelling protagonist, a woman able to project herself astrally.  She uses her talents to procure information, which leads her into trouble from the outset.  I don’t want to give away too much of the plot; a good teaser can be found at Amazon.  I enjoyed this book a lot more the second time around, likely because I was able to appreciate the nuances of Weldon’s writing.  Zoe is surrounded by a great supporting class – her mother Nona, her friend Rhonda, and two ghosts – and a fun love interest.  There’s also a lot of humour in the story, in addition to the complex plot with tons of action, and it makes the book go by too fast, in the best way possible.

The author has a neat take on astral projection and the effects it has on the human body.  It’s almost enough to make me want to buy this book.  Well, not really but Weldon has a fairly convincing take on the science of astral projection.  Her wraith concept is also really cool.

Having re-read the book, I’m excited to see what happens to Zoe in Spectre.  Thoughts coming soon!

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