Freya's Child

Fiction - Paranormal
354 Pages
Reviewed on 08/19/2014
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Author Biography

I am mother, wife, daughter, sister, goddess. Not necessarily in that order, but I enjoy every one of those roles!
I love to write and find inspiration everywhere.
I live and enjoy life with my husband of twenty years, our daughter, dog, cats and a multitude of fish.
I walk, dance, sing, watch a good film with a glass or three of decent wine. I love history and archaeology, possibly as I'm adopted and don't have a history of my own, I go searching for everyone else and see what I can find!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Bil Howard for Readers' Favorite

The mystery thriller, Freya’s Child, packs plenty of spine tingling action into a combination of odd twists as an archaeological dig uncovers more than just a few old relics. PJ Roscoe has put together a tale that combines second lives, second sight and nightmares into one as Robert and Helen not only struggle with a marriage gone sour, but are suddenly in way over their heads as their daughter Charlotte, “Cherry,” begins talking about her new friends that she has been seeing in their new house on a regular basis. The problems of their marriage are suddenly put on the back burner as ghostly kidnappers make an attempt to steal their child. Meanwhile, Kathryn has a problem of her own. She has insisted on opening up the archaeological dig at a site where she believes that an old Norse village once stood. It’s not just any Norse village, but her village, the one that she lived in at one time, perhaps in a past life. The vivid details of her nightmare have been with her since childhood, but they have taken a much deeper hold on her once she begins the dig. As the ghosts from the past become more active and the nightmares become more intense, Kathryn’s path collides with that of Robert, Helen and Cherry. Even those who are not prone to believe in ghosts and past lives must suddenly admit that something strange is going on. Together the lot of them must solve the mystery to save a little girl’s life and to bring some peace to themselves.

PJ Roscoe has written a chilling thriller that will keep you turning pages in spite of yourself. Freya’s Child draws past and present together in a conflict of souls that is all too real. PJ does a great job of drawing parallels between the lives of the Norse individuals of the past and those who are in the present. Though at times, I became a little bit weary of the conflict between Robert and Helen, there was enough excitement and action continuing with Cherry and with Kathryn to keep me turning pages. Suspenseful, chilling and probing, Freya’s Child goes beyond just telling a thrilling story and presenting a mystery to be solved, but also looks deeper into the troubled souls of individuals seeking all sorts of answers to bring peace.