It’s been thirteen years since Kaylee’s infamous birth mother, Crystal, received a life sentence for killing Kaylee’s little brother in a fit of rage. Once the center of a cult-following for her apparent telekinetic powers, nowadays nobody’s heard of Crystal. Until now, when a reporter shows up at Kaylee’s house and turns her life upside down, offering Kaylee the chance to be part of a high-profile podcast investigating claims that Crystal truly did have supernatural mind powers. But these questions lead to disturbing answers as Kaylee is forced to examine her own increasingly strange life, and make sense of certain dark and troubling coincidences…
Unusual and gripping, The Possible will twist the reader round and round as it hurtles towards a sensational climax. For lovers of We Were Liars, Patrick Ness and Derren Brown. – Goodreads.com
This author’s previous book, The Leaving, was so compelling I immediately requested The Possible when I saw it on NetGalley. The cover is beautiful and the mention of telekinesis really caught my attention. Is Crystal’s claim of telekinesis a hoax? Does Kaylee have telekinetic powers? A few twists caused me to change my mind several times throughout the book. And I love the idea of a granny pod.
Although Kaylee’s best friends are likable, level-headed teens, I didn’t care much for her character at all – which isn’t a deal breaker for me – but I wondered why her friends stuck around. She undergoes a change by the end of the book, but for the better part of the story, I found myself searching for some characteristic to warrant the loyalty of her friends. The gradual building of the climax kept me hooked, but the events really require a heavy suspension of disbelief.
The Possible didn’t grab me like The Leaving, but I’d recommend this book to readers fascinated by unexplained events and the questionable effects and reliability of media coverage. This book is scheduled for publication June 6th, 2017.
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the digital ARC.