Thursday, August 8, 2019

Review: WHERE THERE'S SMOKE by Jodi Picoult (short story)

Even as a child, Serenity Jones knew she possessed unusual psychic gifts. Now, decades later, she’s an acclaimed medium and host of her own widely viewed TV show, where she delivers messages to the living from loved ones who have passed. Lately, though, her efforts to boost ratings and garner fame have compromised her clairvoyant instincts. When Serenity books a young war widow to appear as a guest, the episode quickly unravels, stirring up a troubling controversy. And as she tries to undo the damage—to both her reputation and her show—Serenity finds that pride comes at a high price.

My thoughts: Told in the POV of a T.V. psychic, this story is a quick and compelling read. It was interesting to get the cliff's notes on the different spirits and the similarities between our world and "theirs."

The challenge: To boost ratings, our psychic must find the Senator's missing son while a miserable poltergeist follows her with fire. Where's there's smoke, there's fire.

My rating: 3.5 stars

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