Who do you trust?
It’s been years since the Ramos sisters have been close, but when Patricia is accidentally possessed by Valeria’s dead boyfriend, Marco, they have one last shot at working out their differences. But with a drug smuggling gang hot on their heels, will they have time to heal their relationship?
Shifting Borders has been shortlisted for Chanticleer Reviews’ PARANORMAL Book Awards for Supernatural Fiction 2016!
A ghost-possession story where the possessing entity is the victim? What’s not to love? Mad props go to Jessie Kwak for keeping this story rooted in direct, realistic experience, and allowing the fantastic elements to unfold naturally, without dragging the pace down with exposition.
She draws you into her modern-day alternate-world Seattle setting with a skillful plethora of sensations that many residents of the Pacific Northwest will find comfortably familiar. This is ultimately a well-written book about family, love, and the powerful things we’ll do to keep the people we care about in our lives.
Most of all, the author got me to fall in love with her richly-developed characters, their imperfections, their struggles, their loves, their fears, their attempts to improve and to be there for others as well as themselves, and especially that deep, complex, multi-layered relationship between sisters Patricia and Valeria.
It’s the story of family loyalty and love and the impossible task of showing love without enabling self-destructive behaviour. It’s a book about trying to maintain a normal home for your family while the world around you – and the spirit world as well – are falling apart.