Kiss of the Sun

Kiss of the Sun In a haunting novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Girl in the Maze a gifted young woman battles her own mind and finds that some voices will never be silenced Following her diagnosi

  • Title: Kiss of the Sun
  • Author: R.K. Jackson
  • ISBN: 9781101886427
  • Page: 311
  • Format: ebook
  • Kiss of the Sun

    In a haunting novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Girl in the Maze a gifted young woman battles her own mind and finds that some voices will never be silenced.Following her diagnosis as a schizophrenic, Martha Covington has been easing herself back into her quiet life on a small island off the Georgia coast The trouble is, Martha s research into lIn a haunting novel of psychological suspense from the author of The Girl in the Maze a gifted young woman battles her own mind and finds that some voices will never be silenced.Following her diagnosis as a schizophrenic, Martha Covington has been easing herself back into her quiet life on a small island off the Georgia coast The trouble is, Martha s research into local healing roots has earned her an unfounded, and frankly unwelcome, reputation as a psychic But when an elderly couple from Atlanta tracks her down, desperate for any sign of their missing grandson, Peavy, Martha confronts a terrifying possibility that the line between intuition and insanity may not be as clear as she d like to believe.First comes a spine tingling vision that feels too real to be imagined Then Martha receives a message in her dreams that the boy may yet be alive Despite her therapist s insistence that it s all in her head, Martha travels to Atlanta to investigate Peavy s mysterious disappearance, where she is reunited with handsome law student Jarrell Humphries A trail of cryptic clues leads the pair deep into a heart of a dangerous conspiracy whose members will stop at nothing including murder to protect their secrets.

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    1. Linda Strong

      This is a follow-up to THE GIRL IN A MAZE featuring Martha Covington. Martha is a schizophrenic, but as long as she takes her medications, the voices in her head are silent. She's living in a small island off the Georgia coast, researching and writing a book. Her research has given her a reputation of being psychic.An elderly couple reaches out to her for help in locating their grandson, who has been missing for 6 years. They have brought things that belonged to him and upon handling them, Marth [...]

    2. CL

      Martha Covington is back and still hearing voices and seeing her visions. When asked to help find the missing grandson of an elderly couple she travels to Atlanta against her therapist’s advice and there she becomes involved with Jarrell and he helps her search for the missing boy. They uncover more than they had expected and the story takes off. This story did not disappoint and read as good as the first “The Girl in the Maze”. Just when you think you may know what is actually happenings [...]

    3. Judy Collins

      A special thank you to Random House/ Alibi and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Following R. K. Jackson's debut,THE GIRL IN THE MAZE,(Martha Covington #1) a psycho-thriller of dark secrets in the small historic Georgian coastal town—with a mix of southern Gothic, evil, paranormal, intrigue, history, culture, and suspense . . . with the second installment in the series, KISS OF THE SUN.Martha Covingtonreturns and this time around, she is approached by an elderly couple for [...]

    4. Patricia

      This is the second book in the series and I was so excited when I found it . This is a new adventure for Martha and Jarrell . As you start reading we find Martha settling into her new life on the small island off the coast of Georgia. She is slowly settling in and has earned the uneasy title of being psychic. After a chance meeting with an older couple throws Martha back into the cat and mouse game of finding a missing child . Along with Jarrell they uncover a ruthless organization that will not [...]

    5. Lorrie McCullers

      Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the ARC!Kiss of the Sun is R. K. Jackson's second novel featuring Martha Covington. Martha is being treated for schizophrenia but is doing well and living by herself off Georgia's Atlantic coast. She is living among the Geechee people as research for her second book.One night, an older black couple shows up at Martha's door, asking her to help them find their missing grandson. Martha feels compelled to help these people, even though her therapist tries t [...]

    6. Jennifer Ritter

      Kiss of the Sun is R. K. Jackson's second novel, as well as the second book with main character Martha Covington. Martha has been treated for schizophrenia, is now doing well, and living on Shell Heap Island off Georgia's Atlantic coast. She is immersing herself in the Geechee culture, working as a root worker as part of her research for her second book.All is well until an older black couple comes to see Martha to beg her to help them find their grandson who has been missing for six years. Agai [...]

    7. Kathy

      R.K. Jackson's Kiss of the Sun is the second installment in what I hope will be a long series of Martha Covington books. Martha has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is working hard to have a normal life. Approached by an elderly couple who have heard she has psychic abilities and hope she can find what happened to their grandson, Martha goes against her therapist's advice and begins to work the case. She is reunited with law-student Jarrell from book 1, and their relationship progresses. Ja [...]

    8. Lilly

      I received this free copy in exchange for an honest review I found it uninteresting. I tried very hard to like the characters but I just didn't. Although R.K Jackson has a very good writing style, fast paced, clear, engaging and the plot idea was good, I couldn't bring myself to keep on reading. The only thing that kept me going on was his style. I think the author couldn't deliver. It was too light for a story of a schizophrenic, too adventurous that distracted the reader from focusing on where [...]

    9. Marsha

      RK Jackson has good potential as a writer and this story certainly had promise but this novel read like an early draft. Too bad that he and his editors didn't take some time with it to clean up the howlers and the logistical holes. I particularly liked the character development at the beginning and the first half of the book was evolving into a nice thriller that only required a bit of willing suspension of disbelief. But then, near the end, it was like the writer realized he was running out of [...]

    10. Leslie

      I loved the second book in this series even better than the first. I worried a lot about Martha in book 1, but this time Martha seemed more empowered and confident. I loved her courage and fearlessness in the face of both internal and external challenges. I'm going to buck the trend here and say that I liked the second half just as much as the first, if not more. It reminded me of the kind of movie where the first half is spent establishing the characters, and in the second half, bang--everythin [...]

    11. CeeMarie

      This was a very interesting thriller and it really had me wondering what the heck was going on! So much was happening and I really wasn't expecting the big reveal. For most of the book I thought it was about one thing then it turns out it's not. This story had a lot going for it but I think it could've been so much more. There were things I would've liked to seen fleshed out more and explored. I also think the ending was way too quick and abrupt. That's not the ending I would've liked. I receive [...]

    12. Jay Williams

      The second of the Martha Covington stories is an even wilder ride than the first. Martha's mental problems are put on display as she deals with a possible new lover and a strange disappearance. Suspense grows throughout the story, and the excitement continues from page to page as Martha and her friend Jarrell are targeted by the powerful leader of a nasty organization. Creepy characters are in good supply, and even some bad guys who turn good. This book will hold your interest and thoroughly ent [...]

    13. Alexes

      I loved The Girl in the Maze and have been looking forward to the next book in the series. Kiss of the Sun did not disappoint. The plot twists and turns the way a good psychological thriller should, embroiling Martha and Jarrell in a plot that had me guessing right up to the end—and I have to tell you, I did not guess correctly. Jackson did an excellent job tying up all the loose ends while still managing to surprise this reader. Highly recommended. I received an advance copy of this book in e [...]

    14. Mo

      In my honest opinion this book wasn't as good as the first in the series being let down by the ending . I enjoyed the first three quarters but the last quarter was too far fetched and rushed making it disappointing 3.5 stars and my thanks to netgalley and the publisher for my arc in exchange for an honest review

    15. Illustrious Illusions

      Got to about 30% and was just boreduldn't force myself to keep going. thank you for the opportunity.

    16. ItsAboutTheBook

      Review can be read at It's About The Book4.5 starsIt’s not often that I take a few days and spend them in absolute, flagrant disregard of my parenting and wife-ing duties and sublimate myself in reading. It is somehow both selfish and just doing my job as a reviewer. Sometimes I get really behind and just have to take a bite out of my TBR list and lucky for me, this week’s catch was filled with big bass.Kiss of the Sun is not a joyous read. It’s a deep dive into my subconscious that whirls [...]

    17. Kristin Lemmerman

      I bought the first installment of this mystery series because I used to work with the author when we were both at CNN, and I was proud of him for finishing a novel and wanted to support him. I bought the second one because I needed to find out what happened next to the slightly crazy psychic protagonist of the series, Martha Covington. Reading these books leaves me so stressed out for Martha -- but I have no doubt that I'll go ahead and read the third if and when it comes out!

    18. Starr Watson

      Great start, but weak finishStarted out intriguing. Had some colorful characters. Good scenery descriptions. However, some weak transitions between settings, a few gaps, and a finale that would be better suited to a James Bond story.

    19. Kem Verner

      Loved the charactersLoved the characters. R.K. Jackson has a way of capturing the scenery so you can actually visualize the locations. You feel like you are there watching.

    20. R.Z.

      Kiss of the Sun begins with a prologue of a crime that doesn't materialize again in the story until almost the end of the novel. Until then, unless fans of author R.K. Jackson know that this is a pattern in the author's previous books, the first-time reader may have forgotten about the killer Eduardo altogether.The actual protagonist is Martha Covington, a woman who is battling schizophrenia by living and doing cultural research on a Geechee-inhabited island off the coast of Georgia. As long as [...]

    21. Cheryl

      Last half of book was disjointed and rushedI read the first book in this series - THE GIRL IN THE MAZE - and especially liked protagonist Martha Covington, fighting her inner battles with schizophrenia.This book starts off a few months after the other one ended, with Martha having published her first book on the Geechee population in Shell Heap, Georgia. She's now living in Shell Heap, gathering information on her root work and is working on a second book.The first half of this book started out [...]

    22. Nolene Driscoll

      I was given an ARC of this book via Netgalley in return for an honest review.This is quite an interesting novel and very ingeniously written because at times I felt I was experiencing the same hallucinations and voices that Martha was, as though I was there, jumping from reality to hallucination and back to reality, experiencing the struggle that Martha was going through as her disease began to take over.Martha is enjoying life in Georgia, having one book published and working on another. She is [...]

    23. Trinia

      Thank you to Random House and Net Galley for providing me with this free e-galley in exchange for an honest review.I previously read The Girl in the Maze and was excited to revisit with Martha Covington to see how she moved on with her life. I felt this book tied in pretty well with the ending of the last book , to find Martha living on Shell Heap among the Geechee people. Again Martha is having psychic visions and she is led on a chase to find a missing boy from years ago. She reunites with her [...]

    24. Michelle Scott

      Kiss of the Sun is a twisty, turny thriller that always leaves the reader guessing. The characters are smart and interesting, and the setting is vibrant. Most of it (especially a vivid description of a chase through an underground cave) kept me on the edge of my seat.However, as much as I liked the book, the second half of it didn't interest me as much as the first. The first half was well-paced and the buildup made the book impossible to put down. The second half, on the other hand, seemed rush [...]

    25. Jennifer

      *I was provided an advanced copy in exchange for my feedback. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*I enjoyed the first book of this series - The Girl in the Maze - and was happy to see this release! Jackson does well at developing a sense of place, Martha's character is even stronger in this novel, and the story kicks into high gear right away, providing a fast pace, plenty of tension and lots of action. While I enjoyed the rapid pace and the twists, the last bit of the bookoh, that last bit. D [...]

    26. Gena DeBardelaben

      eARC: NetgalleyI enjoyed Kiss of the Sun, the second in the Martha Covington series, but it just didn't have the same haunting quality to it The Girl in the Maze had. Maybe because only very small parts of the story were set in the Low Country and the rest was in the Atlanta area and North Georgia? I'm not sure, I just know that I never felt a sprinkling of that je ne sais quoi that lets you know you've stumbled onto a piece of literary magic like I felt with the first in the series. I'm still e [...]

    27. Liz

      KISS OF THE SUN is another taut thriller by R. K. Jackson. It is a wild ride through a deadly subterranean world of "the organization." Jackson's style puts you right in the story with Martha and Jarrell as they try to solve the mystery of a boy's disappearance. KISS OF THE SUN is a fast paced mystery that pulls you in on the first page and won't let you go until the surprise ending. I highly recommend this book with all its twist and turns and its haunting parallels to what is happening politic [...]

    28. Kathleen Gray

      I'd recommend reading the first book in the series before setting into this one- Martha is so complex and her view of the world so complicated that it might be hard to understand what's going on if you weren't already familiar with her. That said, Martha is a terrific character and not one we've seen before. This is both a thriller and a mystery and it's well done. I liked the atmospheric details. THanks to Netgalley for the ARC. If you've read Girl in the Maze, you'll like this one. If you have [...]

    29. Patricia Moren

      Good follow on to Girl in the Maze. Great storyline, lots of action, unexpected and original backgrounds. Absorbing story with some good characters and descriptive interactions. The build up to the climax was great but leaving the option of a sequel always leaves the ending a bit like a damp squib, everything suddenly stops. The only disappointment for me in an otherwise really good read

    30. Terri Corsetti

      Really poor plot, when the premise seemed so promising. The book starts well, but deteriorates rapidly with a main character that spends her time seemingly running around at the mercy of events. No surprises, except that she was so clueless (exact purses? Certainly saw that coming!) Just seriously unbelievable plot line.

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