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Grey Daze: A Lance Underphal Mystery

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  33 reviews
“An action-packed page turner based on real events, this murder mystery/thriller is layered with plot twists and alarming details, along with voices of the dead and visions of imminent peril. Grey Daze is sure to please already entrenched Underphal fans and draw new ones to the fold. Highly recommended for thriller/suspense fans.” – Chanticleer Review

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Paperback, 306 pages
Published January 20th 2015 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Laura Thomas
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I’m sure you’ve read the thrilling excerpt for this book already. There’s no way I can describe this book any better.

I can say that, while this isn’t the first book in this series, I jumped right in and had no problems following it.

Being a fan of character driven stories, I found some strong ones here.

The main protagonist, Lance Underphal, isn’t your typical one. He’s no longer in his fifties, has a bad heart, and is still grieving over the loss of his beloved wife, who visits him from time to t
Marilyn Gullo
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another brilliant work of art from Michael Allan Scott. Powerful and compelling.

Lance Underphal, our reluctant psychic, once again finds himself on that slippery slope to hell and back. He can't get a break, it seems. Talk about kicking a guy while he's down. Thankfully, his dead wife, Sonja, has his back.

Scott, masterfully, leads us down that dark path through evil and destruction. Like painting a masterpiece in vivid color, I'm in in awe of his talent.

I, for one, am anxiously awaiting the rele
Diane Lynch
Jun 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This is the third book in this series. It's the only one i’ve read and I had no problem following this great story.

Lance Underohal is a psychic who has recently found fame by helping the police solve crimes. A friend of Lance’s is Jake, a PI who is an ex seal with connections to get things done. Their significant others. Callie, a realtor and possible girlfriend of Lance, takes center stage when she knows something is wrong with her uncle in another state. Lance is supposed to be helping her but
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Grey Daze: A Lance Underphal Mystery by Michael Allan Scott

Lance Underphal, a psychic who is guided by his dead wife finds himself in trouble. Determined to clear his name he gets help from his (Ghost) wife and a few other friends. Add to it he is not in the best of health, but he still is determined to solve this crime.

Things get dangerous as he unravels the truth and is faced with corrupt police, bad bikers, a drug addict and an underworld criminal. Add the ghost, and paranormal twist and we h
Georgiann Hennelly
Lance Underphal is a Psychic he is guided by his dead Wife. He finds himself in trouble. Lance is determined to clear his name with the help of a few friends and his ( Ghost) Wife he is not in the best of health but he is determined to solve the crime and clear his name. Things get dangerous when he finds and unravels the truth . He is faced with corrupt police, a drug addict, bad bikers and an underworld criminal. Grey Daze is a suspense filled intense read. I haven't read the first two books b ...more
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mixture of two different world while reading... Loved how the author collaborated them into one to make an amazing page turner. This book will keep you up all night reading! The characters are lovable and fun as well as the story plot fast paced and twisty! This is a book that you will enjoy!

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Aug 22, 2015 marked it as to-read
I won this book from Goodreads First Reads. Review coming soon.
Ronald Keeler
Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Grey Daze by Michael Allan Scott is a 306-page supernatural thriller published in 2015 selling for USD 2.99 on Amazon but available free through Kindle Unlimited. It is supernatural in that some of the characters have feelings that they can communicate with dead relatives, some of the characters more so than others. Lance is a full-on out-of-the-closet psychic. His psychic powers were revealed to the public by an investigative journalist and he has received unwanted attention ever since. His vis ...more
Karen Kearns
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Michael Allan Scott is an indie writer of psychic, supernatural thrillers. His main character, Lance Underphal, has come late in life into knowing of and utilizing a psychic ability to find and capture murders through his psychic visions.
I find these books to be as unusual as they are well defined and written. I enjoy spending time with Lance and his friends.
Danielle Carpenter
May 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a very down and gritty novel. The description of Uncle's Harold's house gave me the heeby-jeebies. I always found having an active imagination to be a blessing. With this story, I found it to be a curse. I get Lance, and if the author stays with the relationship. Callie will be the one bright light that Lance can hold onto to keep him grounded. The story is action-packed and the author keeps a wonderful timeline. These stories for me should be kept spaced apart. ...more
Saundra Wright
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would definitely say to try and read this series in order. It was my first one in the series and I obviously missed a lot of back story. Reguardless I did enjoy the inricacy of the plot and characters. I found it a bit slow to get involved in but that may have simply been reading out of order.
The book was definitely enjoyable enough to read more.
May 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Lance Underphal Mystery Thriller.

Lance is a tortured soul helped through his psychic world by talks with his dead wife.

A new romance and canine companion portend a better future for Lance.
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have had vertigo and at times I thought Lance might have the same thing. Good on the With that in mind, I enjoyed the story and recommend the book.

Susan Jacobson
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fast paced paranormal crime thriller that you will enjoy. Lance Underthal is starting to get his psychic visions under control and he meets a woman that he likes. He finds she has a touch of psychic abilities as well, though not as strong as his and they have a roller coaster relationship. I would recommend this book.
Sep 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Grey Daze

I have purchased several of your novels and fine be worthy reads. Hooking me me with your storytelling and creative mystery writing.
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Without giving anything away, I wish there were really somebody like Lance to help families. I have had vertigo and at times I thought Lance might have the same thing. Good on the I enjoyed the story – especially the ending. It is so nice to see and talk with friends, isn’t it? And I recommend the book.
Kathrean Brooks
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A good book
May 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best in series so far

The stories can be dark at times, but there is also the best of humanity on display as well. I think you'll enjoy them.
Renee Arthur
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ESP definitely doesn't work the way you think it should. For Lance Underphal it can be a living nightmare. Luckily he's learning to deal with it better. Lance and friends help his girlfriend Callie find out what happened to her uncle and so much more than they wanted to know. This thriller had a great plot and is very well written. It's hard to believe Michael Allen Scott is an indie author. I'm definitely reading more of his books! ...more
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing Review by Patricia Saunders

Michael Allan Scott has a way with words. Grey Daze is a well written multi-genre thriller with a paranormal slant that is interesting and subdued enough to be believable. It took me a bit longer than I usually take to read this kind of work as Mr. Scott does a fantastic job of vividly describing scenes, locations, and characters. I occasionally went back a few pages just to revisit descriptions that are so well written I wanted to read them again. His
Elaine Emmerick
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

1. Characters ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lance Underphal is a photographer and psychic.
Callie Harper is Lance's friend.
Harold Abernathy is Callie's uncle.
Sonja is Lance's dead wife.
Jake Jacobs is a private investigator.
Frank Salmon is a detective with the Violent Crimes Unit.
Hilde Johnson is Lance's sister-in-law; Sonja's sister.

2. Plot ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
The story begins with a woman walking into an unknown home, not wanting to take care of the old man. She puts a pillow over his face and smothers him to
Aug 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lush, evocative and gritty, Grey Daze is the gold standard for psychic detective novels.
Paula Letterman
Nov 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Each time I read one of your books, I want more. I have told numerous people about your books

I was thoroughly thrilled that you let more of James personality out. The action was fast paced but not overdone. The message at the end was surprising, but good. All of Lance Underphal books are very well written and the characters lifelike. I will definitely recommend this book to everyone I know.
Pat aka Tygyr
Dec 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in the Lance Underphal series. Lance is a psychic and he is dating Callie who also has some psychic ability. She gets a sense that her uncle has died. She and Lance go to where he lived. The place is awful and the psychic energy nearly overwhelms Lance. The more they dig the worse they find out about her uncle. Each clue sends them in to a more terrifying place.
I had forgotten this series and the characters in it. I rate this one 4.7 stars.
Jul 06, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Callie's uncle winds up dead and no one is certain how this came to be. Was it of old age? Poor health? Or could it potentially be murder? With the help of Jake Jacobs, an ex-Navy SEAL and officer; Lance Underphal, one who has physic abilities; and Sonya, Lance's deceased wife, together they figure out what really happened to her uncle and perhaps a little bit more.

In this mystery and suspense-based novel, Scott has done a fine job in interweaving various storylines that end up tying together so
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychic-mystery
What starts out with the gruesome death of a sick old man winds up with close to a "Happily-ever-After" ending is amazing. This was an outstanding story on several levels. I personally hate to give away plotlines in a review and, especially dislike HS Book Report style reviews. The authors do a much better job of providing a book summary if that;s what a prospecting reader is looking for. However, to make the comments I want to I must explain that this story involves a Psychic who is a trusted a ...more
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
GREY DAZE is the third in the Lance Underphal mystery series, and the first one that I have read. I always feel I've cheated myself by not reading a series from the beginning. Writers often do their very best to fill in the back story for the purpose of eliminating confusion in the story and timeline at hand. Michael Allen Scott has done a pretty good job of giving this piece its own legs on which to stand.

I found GREY DAZE to be more story driven than character given. In other words, the story
Ashley Dawn
Sep 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good book here. Lance is a psychic and has to solve a murder. His late wife is his helper and guide throughout but he also has a host of friends helping him. His wife's ghost isn't the only one he sees but she is the one helping. He has a lot of investigating to do and runs into a crazy world full of corruption.
I wasn't certain how I was going to like the murder/mystery/paranormal mixture, but I really enjoyed this. It isn't the first in the series, but I didn't have a problem getting to
Robert Lalonde
Dec 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really Enjoyed This One

Michael Allan Scott is one of those rare authors who knows how to paint a scene with words, and he does it very well. If you enjoy reading authors who ‘show’ rather than ‘tell’ you are in for a treat. Really enjoyed this one.
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When asked about time spent in solitary confinement in the Maricopa felony block, he said, “Some things are better left a mystery.” Yet he admits to drawing on life’s darker experiences to create a new breed of murder mystery thrillers. Michael Allan Scott, his wife, Cynthia, and their rescue Doberman, Roxie live with coyotes, bobcats, and javelina in the Arizona desert.

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