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Gone and Done It
Dreamwalker Mysteries #1
Maggie Toussaint

Five Star
April 18, 2014 / ISBN 978-1432828134
Paranormal Mystery

Reviewed by Linda Morelli

Baxley Powell followed her husband to various Army posts, but when Roland went missing, she returned to coastal Georgia and the house she inherited from her grandmother. Her daughter Larissa is 10 and shows signs of the same psychic ability Baxley inherited from her father. He’s a dreamwalker who helps others by communicating with the dead – skills valued by the small town’s residents. Soon Baxley inherits the position of dreamwalker from her aging father.

Denied Army death benefits because Roland’s body was never found, Baxley has taken up landscaping and pet sitting to make ends meet. While landscaping Mallow Plantation, Baxley digs up a skull. When she touches it and “dreamwalks”, Baxley senses three bodies, centuries old, in the ground nearby. Mallow Plantation’s owner orders Baxter to complete the landscaping or she won't be paid. Baxter returns only to discover a fourth victim. When the investigators find Baxley’s trowel covered with the victim’s blood, she becomes a murder suspect.

Baxley is a wonderful heroine. In addition to having unique psychic abilities, she’s spunky and intelligent. Her goal is to become a psychic consultant to the Sheriff’s Department so she can pay her bills. Even when she’s accused of murder, Baxley fights threats from both snakes, men and spirits, and has the help of an invisible watcher who protects her. Her herb healing mother, best friend reporter and Wayne, the Sheriff, add dimension to the story, but her daughter Larissa is the true charmer.

Gone and Done It is the best mystery I've read in a long time. The paranormal aspects were realistic and Maggie Toussaint’s plot was engrossing, with plenty of twists and surprises to keep me hooked. I definitely want to know who – or what – the secret watcher is and can't wait to read the next release to find out.

Reviews of other titles in this series

Gone and Done It #1

Bubba Done It #2
Doggone It #3
Dadgummit #4
Confoundit #5

Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award-winning author of Fiery Surrender, Shadow of a Doubt, and Lani's Challenge.
Reviewed 2014