Title: Unspeakable Words (The Sixt Sense #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Sarah Madison (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 16, 2010 – 164 pgs
Special Agent John Flynn is everything Jerry Parker is not: dangerously handsome, coolly charismatic, and respected by his peers. Special Agent Parker is dedicated and meticulous, but his abrasive personality has given him a reputation for being difficult. When new information on a cold case appears, Parker is assigned to work with Flynn, and the sparks fly as their investigative styles clash. Contact with a strange artifact changes everything when it bestows unusual and unpredictable powers on Flynn… and the two men must learn to trust each other before a killer strikes again.
Flynn is an all around hunk of a man. He is charming, cool, calm and does his job well. Having been working on a serial case for quite a while, he comes in to Jerry’s life quite unexpectedly.
Then you have socially awkward Jerry…He is slightly abrasive, knows a ton, has a photographic (almost) memory and feels under-appreciated. While he knows that he is good at his job, he does not quite understand why people are not showing him the praise he believes he’s earned. He feels like a leaf, blowing through cases – he knows that he’s good at his job, but wants to work and finish a case.
I do wish that we were given more about the background between Flynn and King. It seems that there was a lot more to their connection, but I was unable to decipher what, if anything Madison was trying to point out. Then you have the mysterious bullet hole in Flynn’s body – why point it out numerous times if you’re not going to reveal the story? Maybe that’s for the next book?
Finally, while I appreciate that this book was about the mystery and not so much about the romance, it would have been nice to have Flynn’s first experience more of an experience for the reader. It seemed that it was almost an afterthought.
I enjoyed the mystery and even enjoyed the paranormal aspect (which is usually hard for me to believe or get behind).
Overall, this was a great start to a series and I will just have to wait and see if more comes to light in the next books.
I really loved the action and the pretense of this story. So don’t get me wrong when I say this but this was such a slow burn that I almost lost interest I am sad to say. It really was just a whole bunch of back and forth between these two characters which got annoying after awhile.
I think I just needed more from these two characters Jerry and Flynn to believe it with these too. Other then that part I loved the mystery aspect of this book as well as the action when they were fighting the bad guys and trying to figure out were the artifact was that Flynn had touched.
This book was clearly a slow burn type of story. The sex in the book was minimal which is fine but I would have like to hear about Flynn’s first time with gay sex. Everything sex related appeared to off-page which really disappoints me. I did love the scenes – after Flynn was able to hear Jerry’s thoughts – about Jerry think about sex with Flynn. Overall a really good book and can’t wait to read the next installment.
Sarah Madison has a large dog, and an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. She enjoys photography, hiking with her German Shepherd, and competing her horse in the sport of combined training and eventing. Writing has become a passion that sometimes take precedence over everything else. As a matter of fact, when she is in the middle of a chapter, she usually relies on the smoke detector to tell her when dinner is ready.