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.
of other titles in this series
and Done It #1
Done It #2