An example par excellence of its genre.It is well written, has solid characters and a plot that flows with perfect fluidity.The supernatural and paranormal genre has so many contenders that creating the nye on perfect experience from all angles is not a simple feat at all.The main character is gifted with the ability to see past memories or experiences by touching objects and people It isn't something he can turn off, so Mason is very selective when it comes to touching things or beings. He works as a consultant for the police and is called in to deal witha gruesome serial killer. What he finds will make him question his friends, colleagues and his own way of life.Clearly detectable are Jim Butcher influences, but only subtle in regards to a strong male lead character with memorable friends.I would buy a second book in a heartbeat, that is how much I liked the read. It has a solid balance between plot complexity and entertainment, which reminds me that I also enjoyed the venture into the legends of Fae. I hope there is a second book in the series in the making.