by Sukey HowardOctober, 1998
Weird things started happening to Sweeney, an attractive, talented painter, about a year ago traffic lights immediately turn green, there's always a parking spot, and she knows the answers to Jeopardy almost before they're asked. That's the upside, the downside is seeing ghosts and talking to them. Even that's not too bad, but when Sweeney, in a sleep like trance, paints a grisly crime scene, not knowing how or why she did it, she really begins to worry. Now, the plot of Linda Howard's very engaging romantic suspense tale, Now You See Her (3 hours) takes a darker turn. Sweeney's next nocturnal foray yields an unfinished murder scene, corpse and killer without faces, and before she has another night to set it right, the actual murder has happened, and the victim is the estranged wife of the man she has just fallen in love with try explaining that to the NYPD. Talia Balsam's performance is right on, airy when it should be and scary when the tension mounts.
Sukey Howard reports on spoken word audio each month.