The Long Way Home by ZA Maxfield is a re-release of one of the most popular gay romances of 2008. If, like me, you missed reading it the first time around, you have a second chance now. The book alternates two third-person viewpoints and features the author’s usual strong points: flawless writing, a glamorous southern California setting, and hot sex scenes.
The paranormal aspect of the story is wisely kept to a minimum. The psychic main character can touch objects and pick up visions of the missing people to whom they belonged. This causes him to suffer overwhelming vertigo and nausea, which keeps his experience grounded in physical reality. The mystery itself is easy to figure out, but overall the book is a pleasant romantic read.
The story begins with Kevin, a former cop who developed psychic powers after a traumatic injury. His brother-in-law, as a cop, lures his back to California to work on a case involving young boys who have gone missing. Kevin is to assist Connor, a skeptical younger detective, Now, as the missing person case turns into a serial killer situation, Kevin realizes that he must protect Connor from evil in Connor’s past, which links Connor to the case.