Barnes, Jennifer Lyn, The Naturals. Pgs. 326. Miramax Books, 2013. Content: Language: PG, Mature Content: PG-13, Violence: PG-13
17-year-old Cassie has a unique way of reading people and getting into murderer’s heads. Recruited by the FBI, she discovers that she’s a natural, a person who has special abilities to help solve crimes. Being raised by her dad’s loud Italian family, she goes into the program with the hopes of finding her mother’s murderer. As she investigates the murder, she suddenly finds herself the target of someone who appears to be committing copycat murders like her mom’s. Who can she trust? Who really killed her mom?
An intense, action-packed, creepy novel that will appeal to horror fans of everywhere. The plot is well-developed and the author does a great job of drawing the readers into Cassie’s world. Readers who like mystery, action, suspense, and murder will love reading this book. MS, HS. ESSENTIAL. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.