Nearworld Realized Book One
A Private Detective, Jaq Bennett, discovers she is The Investigator in another world, Nearworld, where a psycho multi-universe killer roams rampant. She is expected to apprehend the killer even though the world believes him indestructible. Att first Jaq cannot believe what she is being told and only takes things seriously when the killer arranges for her lover to be murdered. Part One of Three More
Jacqueline Bennett is a successful and well-thought of Private Detective in this world and engaged to be married to an Assistant District Attorney, Ronald Heathcote. She is extremely happy and professionally fulfilled until she investigates the disappearance of a young girl on behalf of a client. During her search she discovers a blind alley with a very distinctive black wall at the end if it and though the missing girl is not lying in it, Jaq feels drawn to the alleyway, to the point that when she steps out of it she feels as if she is stepping out of mud. Then she begins to see shadows where there is no solid object to cast one and eventually one of these shadows, known as Umbra, leads her back into the alleyway where she discovers that the solid black wall is a doorway into another world, Nearworld, and this world has been expecting her for over three hundred years. Many of its citizens have been searching for her because she is someone written into legend as The Investigator, someone who will appear in Nearworld to arrest Brother Lagen, a psychopathic multi-universe killer, who is many hundreds of years old and who is indestructible. Jaq barely believes what she is being told and only takes Nearworld seriously when Brother Lagen arranges the murder her one true love, Ronald Heathcote. She accepts the task that has been given to her in another world and gathers a force to apprehend Lagen, which ends in her first battle.
This is part one of the Nearworld Trilogy during which Jaq fights bad people both in nearworld and in her own world.
It is an exciting, unusual fantasy, mixing two worlds where Jacqueline Bennett fights crime in both.
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