Spark by Rachel Craw

Having recently lost her mother, all Evie wants is some time and space to grieve – but that’s not what she gets.

9781922179623Instead she has a bizarre pins and needles sensation that won’t go away. She’s breaking objects all around the house, her strength quadrupled overnight. She has little appetite but is experiencing some weird sort of growth spurt. Her photographer Aunt, who comes home from one night from a job bleeding profusely, is definitely lying to her about something and to top it all off, she can’t shake the feeling that someone she loves is in danger.

Rachel Craw’s debut novel “Spark” will have you curious from the get go. Evie, her best friend Kitty and her fabulous, drool-worthy love interest Jamie (who also happens to be Kitty’s brother) form a slightly chaotic trio that dedicate their time to staying one step ahead of the mysterious killer that’s hunting Kitty. If Evie wasn’t a genetically altered super soldier, her mission would be impossible. It’s okay though because Jamie shares her talents and teaming up with him seems like a sure fire way to keep his sister safe. As we all know, delicious teenage hormones just love to rear their head at critical times like these and training with Jamie really just leads to more of a distraction for Evie than anything else.

Between the ever increasing danger, the crazy action-packed skills Evie is expected to hone to perfection and her ever fatal attraction to Jamie getting in the way of the job that needs to be done, you would think there wouldn’t be room for any more drama or chaos. But every author loves a few good surprises here and there and Craw definitely throws out some shockers. Spark is without a doubt a unique novel that throws you headfirst into a whirlwind of genres which blend so harmonically that you’ll be craving more the second you finish that last chapter! With no news of the sequel on the horizon, buckle up for a long ride of withdrawal symptoms.

Spark by Rachel Craw: A Recipe
* Start with one cup of sci-fi, sifted.
* Mix in liberal amounts of thriller with a dash of crime for good measure
* Let the mixture sit for a while before seasoning well with romance
* Add a couple of pinches of good quality plot twist and stir vigorously.
* Serve with a nice cup of tea or coffee and enjoy!

~Karen C. @ Tweed Heads QBD