Secrets by Jordan Castillo Price

(PsyCop, #4)

Victor Bayne's job as a PsyCop involves tracking down dead people and getting them to spill their guts about their final moments. It's never been fun, per se. But it's not usually this annoying.

Vic has just moved in with his boyfriend Jacob, he can't figure out where anything's packed, and his co-worker is pressuring him to have a housewarming party.

Can't a guy catch a break?

On a more sinister note, Vic discovers there's absolutely no trace of him online. No trace of anyone else who trained at "Camp Hell," either.

Everyone Vic knows has signed a mysterious set of papers to ensure his "privacy." The contracts are so confidential that even Vic has never heard of them. But Jacob might have.

What other secrets has Jacob been keeping?

Another good book in the series overall, but it did have annoyances. Before my complaints, I'll go over the positive parts - Jordan's still into Victor to the point to where I realize it's a type of psychological kink thing, the humor is as funny as ever in Vic's internal monologue, there's a plot that's creatively invented (villain mixed with supernatural in a bizarre way....).

The instant messenger thing was especially hilarious.

On the negative side, there's a few things that don't make sense. I get that Vic is freaked out about his existence seeming hidden, but I don't get why he's looking to blame others who know about it for not bringing it to him. As they told him, they figured he already knew. I would in their shoes. It's not like they are part of a massive conspiracy against him. And he should have known and done a little research himself, it's his fault he was in the dark about it.

Second, it was totally unacceptable, ridiculous and childish that he would be inclined to storm to a retirement home where his boyfriend is investigating a vicious rape of an elderly woman to confront him there about cheating. Really, it can wait, no matter how enraged you are. There's such a thing as decency, and that was just stupid.

He's too attracted to Crash since he's supposed to be in love with Jacob, even if he is staying faithful. The only way I could consider this okay is if the author is leading up to a three way. Between Vic and Jacob, bedroom play is still steamy but growing a little repetitive and too frequent.

The end of the book is a minor cliffhanger, too - but it's not so brutal it left me upset. I'm curious about how that will lead in the next book, which is thankfully a decent length novel compared to the others.

   Book Quotes:

“You don’t have to be psychic to end up knowing things you were a lot happier not knowing.”