The Empath

by Jody Klaire

Aeron Lorelei is a young woman with a troubled past and a troubling gift. Blessed and cursed with the ability to sense the feelings, past, and future of those around her, Aeron lived as a misfit child. When she was sixteen, she took the blame for the death of her best friend’s little brother. Eleven years later she’s released from the correctional facility and must go back to her hometown–the scene of the crime that no one has forgotten.

But Aeron must deal with more than just animosity. Someone in town is abducting and killing young girls. Aeron becomes the number one suspect and her distant father, the specter of her grandmother, and her mysterious psychiatrist must work together to discover the real killer. To prove her innocence, Aeron is forced to use the gift she has spent her life hiding.

The Above & Beyond Series Book 1.




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Genre Mystery
Length 344 pages
Publication Date October 1, 2014
Publisher Bedazzled Ink
ISBN 9781939562678e

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1 review for Empath, The – eBook

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    This review applies to the entire Above and Beyond series (Book 1-5)..

    If you haven’t read Jody Klaire’s Above & Beyond series, I highly recommend it! OMG! It’s epic! A mammoth of an arc spanning 7 books in total. Very original, unique, fantastic thrills, action-packed, funny, extremely heartbreaking and heartwarming jammed into one, romantic, truly memorable journey & adventures.

    First off, it’s NOT what you think. The premise reads like an adventure/thriller but it’s SO MUCH more than that because not only is the MC (Aeron) a very unconventional character, how she feels, thinks, behaves, is very unique because of her circumstances.

    Jody’s skillful wordplay and story structure hook you in because you literally FEEL Aeron, her surroundings, the situations/scenarios, as well as the characters she comes into contact with, one of them in particular – which sets off a whole new plethora of emotions so hypnotic you simply MUST find out what’s next! It’s literally off-the-charts THRILLING! A bloody fantastic roller coaster ride! And you can’t just read Book 1 (“The Empath”)! You MUST, for your sanity, read the rest of them as Jody turns up the drama/humour/thrills/romance (the most unique, addictive, slow-burn you’ll ever read, tbh!)/action a notch as you go through Book 2 onwards, with amazing secondary characters. Oh, I especially love the grandmother!! You’ll know when you read the books!

    Although the series is created around Aeron, it’s the 2 other primary characters, Renee & Frei, who give the story arc depth, complexity & make Aeron whole. I call them the Terrific Trio! Their affinity & special connection with each other are not unlike Harry Potter, Ron & Hermione in the Harry Potter series. They go through all the adventures, thrills, drama & angst together.

    All 5 (out of 7 that are released) books will make you laugh, cry, mad, angry, scream, cheer with the characters. The devastatingly slow-burn romance between Aeron & Renee…omg. Their language, their words, their actions will leave you yearning for more! Literally kills me with all the feels! (don’t know how many “awwww!”‘s I’d uttered whilst devouring the series!). As for Frei, you’ll find out and discover her past and I can guarantee you it’ll break your heart. But it’ll give you a deeper level of understanding about why Frei’s what/who she is. Extraordinarily heartfelt.

    As the story progresses throughout the books, the action gets more intense. Klaire’s masterful use of words to describe the heart-pounding action sequences will literally put you on the edge of your seat! It did for me every time there was one! It’s like watching it in motion on-screen! Gobsmackingly spectacular! I was holding me breath during the entire car chase scene,& then the….scene…& then the… Errr…I’d better not reveal anymore because…spoilers! You simply have to read the books to find out!

    I also want to add that the subject matter of the story arc that spans several books (which you’ll find out) is what is happening to the world we live in today, although, unfortunately it’s not being talked about and pretty much “hidden” because of the powers that be (money, power, influence) that have their hands in it. So many actually believe it’s in the past & not happening anymore or just happening to certain groups of people. For Jody to use it to build her A&B world (perhaps shine a light on it, albeit it’s fiction, but really makes one ponder at what’s really behind the curtain of our world) is something that I’m grateful for & appreciative of. I don’t think it’s been told like that in fiction.

    This series really, must be read chronologically as follows:

    1. The Empath

    2. Blind Trust

    3. Untrained Eye

    4. Hindsight

    5. Noble Heart

    6. Black Ridge Falls (not released yet)

    7. Full Circle (not released yet)

    **I’m hoping Book 6 will feature Renee’s backstory and more about her.Simply her character – as an individual, as Aeron’s romantic interest, as Frei’s close/best friend. She’s basically a badarse! And then, finally, everything comes full circle (as Book 7 alludes to, maybe?), we see the Terrific Trio ride into the sunset together!!! Well, that’s my wish, anyway!**

    All in all, the Above & Beyond series is a resounding MUST-READ!! You won’t regret it!

    Thank YOU so much, Jody, for creating this absolutely memorable series!! I put A&B alongside HP as one of my favourite series of all time!

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