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Talking With the Dead: Prequel

(The FBI Psychics 0.5)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  33 reviews
Surrounded by death, a man with a terrible gift reaches for life.

A horrific tragedy blasted open a door in young Michael O’Rourke’s mind—cursing him with the ability to talk with the Dead. Nearly two decades later, Michael has moved from victim to survivor, using his abilities to seek out those who would go unjudged.

With his gift, he talks to those who’ve died violently an
Kindle Edition, 121 pages
Published June 16th 2017 by Shiloh Walker, Inc. (first published November 28th 2006)
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Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Somewhere between 3.5 stars ⭐ to 4 stars ⭐.

It had that brooding, miserable, dark undertone through out. I wanted know more about killer’s past victims, motive etc. for me it was still not clear and then there hero’s brother. That issue wasn’t resolved either . No epilogue or ‘I love you’ just an HFN ending.
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was only okay for me. It did not have what I would call a real plot. The story seemed to jump around more then I would like and everything was tied up with a nice little bow by the end of the story but not what I am use to reading and what I enjoy.
Whispers From
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After a tragic event, Michael’s life is changed forever. He can talk to ghost which makes him a good FBI agent. He arrives in a little town called Mitchell. He finds a ghost roaming in a field and the way for her to get to the other side is to stop him. Daisy is the Sheriff and is hunting down a serial killer. He is killing her friends and neighbors and will stop at nothing to catch him, even if she has to team up with a man who talks with the ghosts. The closer they get to the killer, Daisy rea ...more
Jul 02, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-ebook
3.5 stars - Thank you Steamy Calendar Girls Book club for this free book. I really enjoyed the story! it was a bit spooky and scary and a bit sexy. I was a little disappointed that they jumped into bed right away. but it was a novella so things had to move quickly. but I do have to say it didn't feel disjointed from the storynline. there were some parts that were disjointed. every time the section changed viewpoints it took me a little bit to figure out. other than that it was a good story. it m ...more
Janet Hendricks
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My Kind of Story

I just love a romantic suspense book with a paranormal twist. This book was not full of red herrings and complicated explanations about the psychic events happening during the investigation into the murders of several women. I liked the main characters who "liked" each other, too. The storyline was a prequel to the FBI Psychics series and as such was a fairly quick read. Give this story a try and enjoy. I'm looking forward to reading the next book in the series. At the time I'm w
It has been a while since immersing myself in this particular series.

I liked how the abilities Michael had worked and loved the fact that even though he acquired them in a horrific life changing moment when only 12 the grown man learned how to apply them and also use them in a way that helped take down criminals.

The romance angle that is beginning with he and Daisy was an added bonus to this short story.
Jun 18, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little short, but good story. There was some backstory, so that was good, but not enough chemistry between Michael and Daisy. I liked Lucas and the way he tried to protect Michael. It is only 7 chapters, so I just needed more to invest in the characters. Not the authors best work, but it was a good enough read.
I think this is probably an earlier foray into what became the FBI Psychics series.

Michael sees ghosts and has done since he mentally watched and felt his brother die. Just coming off a long child killer case he is looking for peace and quiet and a ghost free zone. What he finds is a sheriff with a killer on a murder spree and ghosts demanding revenge.
Cyn Mistress Kitty
Poor Michael, what a sad life he had. It would be awful to see dead people all the time.
I wanted more background of why the villain did what he did. I also wanted to know what happened at the end to Lucas and what Daisy and Michael decided to do.
Melody Cooper
Jul 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent reading. Highly recommend. Will be reading more by the author. Thank you for writing such a wonderful story, Shiloh Walker. The ending was refreshingly awesome and justice served. I loved it!
Louise Mills
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read

Loved the book from start to finish. Michael and Daisy were great characters. Recommend to all lovers of psychic stories.
Janice K Self
May 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can't put the book down.

Didn't want to stop. Interesting and action packed all the way through. I will definitely read more if this series
I would have liked this so much more without the romance.
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Entertaining and always love reading her works!
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good book.

I enjoyed this book and will definitely read more of her books. Good story line with no hint of who the serial killer was.
Willow Brook
Dec 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr-misc
3 1/2 stars. At times a very grim story of Mike who through horrible childhood trauma (which starts off the story) talks to ghosts of murder victims. He leads an unhappy, haunted (literally) life spending so much of his time with the unhappy dead. Daisy is the sheriff in a small town where a serial killer is at work. She is a "sensitive" -- not able to talk to the dead like Mike, but she "senses" things. To his surprise, she accepts that he has supernatural abilities and the two team to catch th ...more
Samantha Holly
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: psychic-genre
Loved it, loved it, loved it!

The beginning of this novel is saddening. Michael O'Rourke is twelve years old and is nothing to his low class junkie mother. She uses his elder brother Lucas to swindle as he has the gift of the sight. On one unfortunate night, something happens to Lucas causing Michael to inherit his gift.

Move forward twenty years and Michael is an agent with the FBI working within a specific division. Following a difficult case, he decides to take a break and picks a random littl
Twenty years ago, witnessing his brother’s murder, unlocked Michael O’Rourke’s psychic ability. He can see and talk to ghosts of people who prematurely lost their lives, making it his life’s goal to hunt down their killers and make them pay, helping the victims move on.

Instinct draws him to a small town in Indiana, where the sheriff is puzzled by a serial killer…

This was an amazing story. Though rather short (only 130 e-pages) it certainly didn’t seem rushed, the plot was nicely thought-out, the
Michael O'Rourke lives his life the only way he knows how. As a boy, it was by surviving his mother's twisted lifestyle of a drug addicted scam artist. As an adult, it's by using his gift of talking with the dead in an effort to help murder victims.

I found it only mildly dark and graphic though those two words definitely belong in its description. Being a short read, it is fast paced and the romance is quick to emerge although grows only slightly till the end which made the whole thing believab
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Even Though the beginning of this book was filled with excitement the book failed to captured my attention initially. As I kept reading a it became more captivating. The book was hard to put down. I liked the characters they were strong and self assured. The plot was somewhat scary yet believable. I felt for Mike and what he had to endure. I would have liked the author to put an end to his brothers suffering by seeing him pass on at the end of the story as Mike gets h ...more
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a quick read, it is very fast paced and a little creepy! Michael can talk to the dead and they tell him where they are so he can help them be at peace. In this case, these ghosts he helps typically get vengeance. He meets Daisy who immediately believes him and falls into bed with him. Michael is haunted though. Wherever he goes there are the dead whispering to him. I read this in one sitting and enjoyed it. There are some explicit pages and some typos. On my NOOK is was 87 pages long. Ve ...more
Shiloh Walker never shies away from the dark and this novel is no exception.

Heavy on the ghosts, but it worked. I thought it interesting how easily Daisy accepted Mike's gift. I also would have liked to have seen some closure for lucas, since he was only waiting for mike to be happy. Aside from these two issues, Mike's story was heartbreaking.

Lots of holes, but Walker always manages to make it work for me anyway.
Nov 10, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
The storyline of the book was fairly interesting. In spots the writing was confusing at best. I also could have done without the romance novel PORN.

I happened across this kindle version when it was available at Amazon free. It wasn't a bad free read, but I would buy this book.
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Jennifer Thompson
Jul 04, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Started really well, terrible situation of two brother, addict, abusive mother - kept up pace, but then declined into blah, blah, blah with quick tie up of story in neat little bow. Disappointing.
Apr 10, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Okay for a quick read, but not very satisfying beyond that. Another free Kindle edition.
Feb 25, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Talking With The Dead by Shiloh Walker (2006)
Kathrean Brooks
Book was really good
Vivian Byfield

Love this author's work. The story telling is on point , once you start reading you get drawn in and its pure heaven. If you have not read any of her books you don't know what you're missing. Get reading people you will not be disappointed.
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