Soul Purpose is a supernatural novel by Kay Uno. The story follows Phoenix, a young woman with a mysterious gift that allows her to speak with spirits and makes her susceptible to possession. She is diagnosed with schizophrenia and works with a homicide detective, Clay, to help glean information about murders from the vitims’ spirits. Phee, as she is affectionately called by her friends, was used by her mother mercilessly to help draw attention and clientel to her mother’s psychic practice. She now struggles to trust anyone and resists even the romantic interest of her crush, Ferris.
I really enjoyed Soul Purpose. I found the characters to be engaging and very well-rounded and I enjoyed a look into the supernatural through Uno’s eyes. For that reason alone, this book deserves 5 stars. I did, however, find Phee’s purpose helping Clay with his investigations confusing. I never felt that Pheonix ever helped solve a case. I also got tired of Pheonix’s paranoia about her family and friends, but I understood it as a part of her character arc. She does not grow in this particular novel although I expect that she will as the series continues.
I will read the next books in the Soul Searcher Series and do recommend this book to anyone looking for an engaging supernatural novel.
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