Cassie Hobbes has been working with the FBI since she was a teenager. Now twenty-three years old, she and her fellow Naturals have taken over running the program that taught them everything they know. As a unit, they're responsible for identifying new Naturals--and solving particularly impossible cases.
When their latest case brings back a ghost from their past, Cassie and the other Naturals find themselves racing against the clock--and reliving their own childhood traumas.
In a small, coastal town in Maine, there has been a rash of teen suicides--or at least, that's what the police believe. Mackenzie McBride, age twelve, thinks differently. Desperate to make herself heard, she stands at the top of a lighthouse, threatening to jump... unless the FBI agents who rescued her from a kidnapper at age six come to hear her out.
Enter the Naturals. It doesn't take Cassie long to realize that Mackenzie isn't bluffing: she truly is convinced that the suicides are murder, and she really will jump if she can't get the FBI to believe her. To the outside world, Mackenzie is nothing more than a traumatized child. But so was Cassie, once upon a time. So were Michael, Dean, Sloane, Lia, and Celine. With a storm rolling in off the ocean and Mackenzie's position becoming more precarious by the moment, the Naturals have very little time to get to the truth about the deaths--and about twelve-year-old Mackenzie McBride.
I loved this book! It was so freaking great! This series has been so fantastic, and it was so interesting to read about these guys when they're now adults, though we did have flashbacks for each character when they were young, which was really great, because it was around the age Mackenzie was in the now!
The flashbacks happened for all the important characters-all of the Naturals. Well, the ones that we've met in the series, including Mackenzie. Because they are looking for others in this book, but we don't really meet them. They all took place turning times where why they have honed in their abilities is showcased, and gave us a look at them as kids!
The case that Mackenzie brought to their attention was interesting. Suicide is a hard thing, and that they might potentially be murders, or at least, assisted suicides because they were pushed to it. It was dark, and they had to be, of course, very clever!
I loved the big twist! That we thought it was the lady when it was the guy, that was just made of awesome sauce writing! I loved it, and it's just why this series and Jennifer Lynn Barnes writing is just fantastic!
This book was just incredible, and I just wish that we could have more of this epic series, I just enjoy it so much!
Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Series: Naturals #4.5
Read: November 8th, 2017
Reason Why: Love her writing and this series, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Book!
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Published: November 7th 2017