Shortly after shamanic counsellor, Sabbie Dare, receives a disturbing palm reading at a Bridgewater street carnival, she learns that a police detective has been killed and the fortune teller has gone missing. Sabbie’s newest client, a scared woman with an angry husband, has also disappeared.
Unravelled Visions, an engrossing thriller, is the second in author Nina Milton’s Shaman Mystery Series, featuring Sabbie Dare, an engaging heroine who uses her shamanic skills to solve murder mysteries.
As with her first book in the series, In the Moors, Milton’s skill is in setting the mystery within the darker issues of modern life yet into an immensely enjoyable read. Unravelled Visions explores the shady side of immigrants being enticed to Britain with the promises of a good wage only to discover they are then trapped in something akin to slavery. This book also, very competently, touches on issues of racism. As someone with Romany heritage I wasn’t sure at first about the use of the term ‘gypsy’ but noticed it evolved into ‘Gypsy’ and ‘Roma’ as the main character’s own understanding expanded. Very clever! And the book also acknowledges, of course, when Sabbie herself experiences racism.
Highly recommended and very addictive – I’ve now read the whole series and look forward to there hopefully being a fourth book at some time in the future!
Book Details: Nina Milton. Unravelled Visions. Midnight Ink (5 Oct. 2014). ISBN: 978-0738740058
Review Details: Unravelled Visions was reviewed by June Kent, Editor of Indie Shaman Magazine and this review was in Issue 33 of the magazine.
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