Circle of Souls by Preetham Grandhi
Thanks to Preetham for the chance to review this book.
I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars
Description from Amazon.com: The sleepy town of Newbury, Connecticut, is shocked when a little girl is found brutally murdered. With the murderer on the loose, the police desperately look for any clues to lead to his identity. Meanwhile, a psychiatrist in a nearby hospital is also in a desperate search to find the cause of seven-year-old Naya Hastings s devastating nightmares. Afraid that she might hurt herself in the midst of a torturous episode, Naya s parents have turned to the bright young doctor as their only hope. When these two situations converge, they set off an alarming chain of events. In this stunning psychological thriller, innocence gives way to evil, and trust lies forgotten in a web of deceit, fear, and murder.
This book gave me goosebumps reading it. The story opens up with the gruesome murder of a young girl and we follow the investigation of her murder as well as a doctor’s, Peter, challenge in diagnosing another girl’s, Naya, apparent sleep disorder. We slowly come to see how the two are related and as the story progressed it was both chilling and touching to see the developing relationship between Peter and Naya as they come to terms with the cause of her night time wanderings.
All the characters in this book were enjoyable. Even the ones you come to loathe served their purpose and were an integral part of the story. There was only one thing I did not care for in the story was the apparent love interest between Peter and the FBI investigator, Leia. I did not feel like it fit into the story and almost seemed tossed in at the end just for the sake of having a romance in it. It did not seem to really serve any purpose to the overall story line. Other than that this was a great story that keeps you hooked until the end.