5 Stars · Book Review

Burner By J.S. Lenore



By: J.S. Lenore

Publishing Date: 14 April 2017

Genre: Urban Fantasy

 Rating: 5 Stars

About the Book:

Homicide detective Kim Phillips isn’t like the other officers of the Chicago Police Department. She’s quiet, isolated, and she can speak with the dead. Born with the ability to see into and interact with the afterlife, she is a Burner: a person tasked with hunting down dangerous spirits and sending them to the other side.
When Kim exorcises the ghost of a young girl, she’s dragged into a new and unsettling case, one where people like Kim are being killed. The only problem? There’s no connection between the victims, and no proof that they were murdered in the first place. Kim has to catch the killer before he finds his last victim and unleashes an unknown evil on the world.
Burner, the first book in the Affinity Series, is a dark exploration of how life and death are only separated by a single breath and how even those with power can be powerless.

About the Author:

From an early age, J.S. Lenore has always been passionate about books and storytelling, but it wasn’t until high school that she started writing her own stories. Starting with fan fiction, Lenore found some minor success writing under the handle p1013. Burner, the first book in the Affinity Series, is her first foray into novel-length fiction. Set in Chicago, where Lenore was born and raised, it’s a dark tale about life and death, the ways that people define themselves, and how our histories can impact our futures.
J.S. Lenore now lives in Indianapolis with her husband, daughter, three cats, and zero ghosts.


I read this book in 1 day. I could not put the book down at all. The way the author writes this book is totally immersive. She grabs your attention from the first page till the last page. I personally do not see how it is fantasy, I saw it like it was more paranormal. But, either way it was a great book.
I am so glad that this is the first book of the series. I’m really excited to see that there will be more in this series. The book does not have that much romance in it. But, I was pulling for the partners to get together. I am still hoping that Cross and Phillips will get together. But, I do like the tension between the two knowing they both have feelings for each other but neither wanting to admit that they do.
I don’t feel that the story line was one that could not happen in real life one day. I know that Mediums help now a days with crimes. It would be nice to see if they could help out more. I know that is a touchy subject but it could help more if they were recognized more.
I am excited to see more from this series. I just can’t wait until the next book comes out. This is an excellent. The plot is written superbly it keeps you interested, it’s not done cheaply. You can see something like this happening with Mediums working closely with police one day. I see this series becoming popular.

****I was given a copy of this book for my honest review****

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