Having read all the previous books in the series I was very much looking forward to catching up with therapeutic shaman Sabbie Dare in the fourth of author Nina Milton’s series The Shaman Mysteries. It has been rather a wait but well worth it! As when reviewing Milton’s previous books, I ended up carrying the book around with me until I had finished it, totally forgetting about the fact I was supposed to be reading it for review rather than just being absorbed in the story.
“As rains devastate the Somerset moorland, successful farmer John Spicer is discovered in his drowned car, shot through the head with a possibly self-inflicted cartridge. Meanwhile, Sabbie is attending a funeral. Kelly King, who she knew from the Willows Children’s Home, has thrown herself from the Clifton Suspension Bridge. Shaman Sabbie Dare becomes mixed up in these seemingly unrelated cases, one of which takes her into her past, and both of which lead her into unexpected peril.”
As well as writing engrossing thrillers with well-developed characters, Milton accurately describes the mystical and practical elements of working as a contemporary shamanic practitioner and deals deftly and appropriately with the sensitive issues she isn’t afraid to contain within her stories. All while keeping the reader captivated by the mystery: a very talented author of ‘crime fiction with a twist’.
Through the Floodgate is highly recommended to anyone who loves a good mystery. If you want to read the series from the beginning, previous books in the series are published by Midnight Ink (Llewellyn Worldwide).
Book Details: Nina Milton. Through the Floodgate. Independently published (31 Mar. 2021). ISBN: 979-8729337934
Review Details: Through the Floodgate was reviewed by June Kent, editor of Indie Shaman magazine and this review was published in Issue 49.
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