Book Review - Wayward Soul by Glenn Maynard | Blushing Geek

Book Review – Wayward Soul by Glenn Maynard

Wayward Soul by Glenn Maynard | Blushing Geek

Wayward Soul by Glenn Maynard
Published on January 7, 2016 by Black Rose Writing
Genre: Paranormal, Thriller
Pages: 265
Source: Book Review Request
Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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While visiting a psychic, Carter Spence and Brenda Raycroft’s reading turns tragic. The psychic touches them, suffers convulsions, and frantically runs into the street into oncoming traffic. Their fate is sealed in a coma and they must use any means possible to reach the psychic in the spirit world as they dodge deadly complications in an attempt for answers.

They pursue the psychic’s message before she can die and take the answers they need with her. When the spirit of the previous homeowner returns, this haunting soul begins tampering with the comatose psychic.

The sequel to Desert Son takes place four years after Carter and Brenda discover they are a couple reunited beyond the grave. The spirit world becomes intertwined with their own as they attempt to tap into these secrets to uncover disturbing truths about their fate in this paranormal roller coaster that will shake your soul.


I wasn’t really impressed with the first book, the Dessert Son, so when I decided to read this book, I didn’t have any expectations at all; because based on experience, it’s the root of all disappointments. This story continued what the first book left of, though it actually skipped some timeline and proceeded four years after. As usual, I was confused when I started reading it. All things happened so fast that it took me a few minutes to process it. Both Carter and Brenda got rid of Martin, which I thought was going to be forever. I don’t want to elaborate about that part because it’s going to be a big spoiler guys, so I’ll just leave it for your imagination, *wink.

After Carter’s out-of-body experience, he can somehow see if a person is having that experience too. It was a bit questionable especially if you believe in the One almighty above. I don’t want to make it a big deal because it didn’t actually destroy the whole story. All of the questions that I had on its first book were answered here so that’s really a big plus. 

What I liked about this book is that unlike its predecessor, it has so many, as in sooooo many suspense in it. It was a bit longer than the first book, but I still find it shorter. Why is that? Because it has so many scenes in it that I didn’t know how the author was able to fit them in here. I like how it made me feel thrilled and looking forward to the next scenes. When I thought it was the end of it, I was welcomed with another suspenseful part that left me clinging to my chair ‘coz if not, I’m afraid I’ll fall.

This book was great though I had some few things that I like the least in here. The part where Brenda is talking about hypnosis and her assumptions and theory about it. I don’t know with others, but I really find it too childish and sometimes so outrageous. And also the idea of reincarnation in here. I’m used to other ideas of reincarnation (which I’ve read on some explanation online and on the movies I’ve watched) so it was really hard for me to get settled on the book’s idea about it. And lastly, I think there’s something off or wrong with the 4 year old twins. I guess they weren’t able to portray their own age.

So far, its characters we’re improving, especially Brenda and Carter. I don’t have any issues with them which exclude the twins.

In normal circumstances, I could have given this story 3 or 3 and a half stars, but I was truly impressed by the execution of its suspense part which I haven’t experienced in its first book. And also, this book has “the bomb” ending. Dang! Now I am looking forward to the next book which I hope will be available this year.

Read this book and be ready to get spooked!

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