The Soul Thief (Gypsy Dreamwalker #1) by David Menefee

 Ever since the tragic accident that claimed the lives of the Grey family, Dr. Angela Cooper, psychiatrist and half-gypsy psychic healer, has refused to use her dream walking power. However, when Cassandra Grey, a  survivor of the deadly fire, turns up unexpectedly at the hospital, Angela agrees to help her. Entering the Otherworld to heal the girl’s mind, Angela discovers a powerful, shadowy presence that knows her name and her darkest secrets.When Angela’s estranged shaman grandfather warns her that this shadowy entity seeks to steal her soul, she ignores him until it kills a close friend. Now she’s ready to fight, waging a supernatural conflict in the dreamscape of the Otherworld. Discovering that Cassandra’s unconscious mind holds the key to victory, Angela recruits her help to  defeat the Soul Thief and save her family, friends, and, ultimately, everyone at the hospital.

The Soul Thief is a thrilling suspenseful story filled with paranormal elements. Dr. Angela Cooper is a psychiatrist. But, she is also a dream walker. After a horrible accident that claimed all but one member of the Grey family, Angela has vowed not to use her abilities ever again. However, Cassandra Grey shows up at the facility where Angela works and she must use her abilities to help treat the only surviving member of the Grey family.

The author weaves a tale of despair, suspense, while keeping the main characters likeable. Angela’s ability to live in both the real and dream worlds creates so much conflict, giving the reader a reason to not put the book down. I know that I did not want to stop reading until I got to the end because so much was going on, but never too much to make me feel overwhelmed by the details.

I have never heard of this author before, but you can bet I’ll be waiting for more from him. His talent for writing is something to keep an eye on!


David Menefee lives on a 41-acre ranch with his partner Rachel Anderson in rural northern California.

David alternates between working from his home office on websites for non-profit organizations and writing short  stories and novels. He is also a practitioner of a variety of arcane arts, including brewing and alchemy (which are very closely related), and he teaches a small class in philosophy for local students.

David has published book one of the “Gypsy Dreamwalker” series, “The Soul Thief,” available everywhere in paperback and on Amazon Kindle. Book two, “The God of Battles,” will be available March, 2015 at Amazon and everywhere fine books are sold!