Mudesa Black worked hard to get where she was. She helps people with their problems, hiding her own demons and secrets. She didn’t believe in magic, but insanity, that was something she understood. Her parents had conditioned her to the point she couldn’t even look in a mirror. They thought magic was real, but the only reality Mudesa saw was the error of their actions. She would never have returned to her hometown, she would have stayed away, pursued her dream, if not for an accident claiming her parents’ lives and the will stipulating she must return. Things in Knollville are ever as they appear, and memories from the past are not always what they seem. Can she discover the truth and her parents’ secrets before the past returns to claim her future?
Shattered Reality by C.A. King is the first book in the Summoned Book series and takes place in Knollville where magic is rampant and things are never quite as they seem. I enjoyed Mudesa’s character and her commitment to applying her own truth to a situation beyond her understanding. With the help of the P.I. Perry P and full reign of her childhood home you’d think she had all the pieces she’d need, so watching her try to assemble the puzzle without first opening her mind to other possibilities. Mystery and history combine to create a tight plot where the past and future clash to affect the fate of all.