3 of 5 stars.
Paranormal investigators handle the most curious of cases. The paranormal partnership of Mick and Jamie is a study in contrasts. Mick is ESP-sensitive and slight while Jamie is usually the muscle.
When a series of suicides are linked by strangely similar last words, Mick and Jamie are pulled in to investigate. The victims are all guiltily convinced they’re impostors in their own bodies. While it seems a curse, the victims seem unrelated and random . . . Motive remains elusive.
The strength of the tale is the character development. However, the case itself is nicely clever.
This tale appears in Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations edited by Paula Guran. I’ve previously reviewed this author’s:
“A Night in Electric Squidland”–4 stars
“Somewhere Beneath Those Waves Was Her Home”–5 stars
“White Charles”–3 stars
[w/ Elizabeth Bear]–“The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward“–4 stars
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