A Death Displaced (A Lansin Island Paranormal Mystery, #1)

A Death Displaced (A Lansin Island Paranormal Mystery, #1)

by Andrew Butcher

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A woman fated to die. A missing mother. A son's search for the truth

Welcome to a place with a dark history, an island in the Celtic Sea where not everything is as it seems. Welcome to Lansin Island.

Popular with Pagans for its larger-than-life celebrations of the seasonal Sabbats, Lansin Island is rife with witchy history. But with Halloween just around the corner, it's harder than ever to tell fact from fiction.

Nicolas Crystan, an ordinary young guy trying to find his way in the world, has lived on the island his whole life. Apart from his mother's unexplained disappearance, he's never witnessed anything like the strange stories he's grown up hearing about--until the day he's struck by a disturbing vision of a woman's death.

When he uses the premonition to save Juliet Maystone from a grisly fate, their lives become linked--and forever altered. Before long, a cryptic message about Nick's missing mother plunges Nick and Juliet into a world of ghosts, mediums, immortals and murder.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940158619427
Publisher: Andrew Butcher
Publication date: 08/26/2017
Series: Lansin Island Paranormal Mysteries , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 318
Sales rank: 8,021
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Andrew Butcher wrote and released his first novel, "A Death Displaced", at the age of twenty-one. Since then, he has written more books in the same series and has branched out into writing nonfiction and teaching creative writing online.

He has over 3,500 students from over 100 countries enrolled in his highly rated course "Write a Novel Outline from Scratch", and his books have often hit the #1 spot for their categories on Amazon and other online retailers.

The fiction genres he writes in are a mix of paranormal suspense, contemporary fantasy, urban fantasy, paranormal mystery, ghost stories, and paranormal romance.

He lives in England with his partner and their pet tortoise, Tricky. He's always working on new projects, so be sure to keep an eye out for more!

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A Death Displaced 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fantastic! An amazing start to the series, and I can't wait for the release of the next one. Read this if you like believable characters and fantasy/paranormal elements that are introduces in realistic ways. Great book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book when I fell in love with the cover, and began reading with excitement, expecting an ordinary mystery story. What I ended up getting was so much more! I did not expect the exciting paranormal elements, and to grow to love the characters so much. The main character, Nicolas, is an interesting fellow who provides an entertaining point of view and very clever, REALISTIC internal voice. You will really feel like you can see directly inside his head, and find yourself liking him immensely and rooting for him from the start! The action begins to unfold almost immediately, as Nick finds himself an unlikely hero. When we get to meet Juliet and take a closer look inside her head, she is just as likable and real. She has parents who think that money is an adequate replacement for love. You will find yourself utterly spellbound as the story that sweeps both of these characters up in an intriguing journey together as they struggle to unravel a mystery that is deeply connected with Nick's past. I really enjoy this story, and it definitely deserves five stars. I would give it more if I could, because the writing was so superb! I can't wait to check out the next book in the series.  
Logan_Caine More than 1 year ago
The book kept me up for hours after I should have gone to sleep. The characters, the writing itself, and the story kept me locked in the pages for hours and hours. It was so good. Butcher really crafted a fine story and the details are so descriptive that I feel like I'm on the journey with the characters.  As far as science fiction/fantasy set in the modern world goes, I really enjoyed this one. I highly recommend it for anyone that is a fan of the genre. It has a lot of really wonderful moments and I can’t wait to read the future installments. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What an outstanding book! One of my favorite takeaways from this tale is the EPIC display of characters, their backgrounds, inferences that can be made, and more. This is what a good book needs! Well, any entertainment. Do you ever see a movie or read a book and you can't seem to pinpoint what is going on in a character's mind? This book takes you there and beyond! My favorite character has to be Nick, of course as the main character, who you learn about through tales of his past, which can lead you to think about him in many ways -- psychologically, at least. Nick's interactions with other characters are exciting to read as well. Love this book and highly recommend it! If you're into a fantasy fiction that will keep the pages turning, check this book out NOW!
GjoreP More than 1 year ago
This genre of books is my favorite. I love stories in which the reality and the impossible are mixed together. This story will keep you intrigued all the time, that you just can let it down without reading it in one breath. The content of this book is very extensive ,and encourages the fantasy in us. The story is well developed, and the characters are described very nice. I really recommend it 
BookloverJJ More than 1 year ago
Great book. Kept me interested right to the end. Looking forward to the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a fantastic read!! Couldn't put it down. I loved the way it started.. with a definite bang right into WHOA! Got my attention all right. And I love Nick. Kept me interested all the way through. (And with a two month old baby... that is difficult!)
tbower86 More than 1 year ago
A Death Displaced is the first novel in the Lansin Island Series by Andrew Butcher. As a first novel, it must accomplish many goals: introduce a broad range of characters, establish the environment of the series, and weave an intricate plot that will take multiple novels to resolve, essentially making the story and its characters memorable enough so that readers come back for seconds. Butcher achieves all of these goals and more; upon reaching the last page, the reader hungrily flips to the information section in a desperate attempt to find out when the next book will be released. The reader is first introduced to Nick Crystan as he is daydreaming during a shift at Creaky Crystals – or at least he thinks it’s a daydream. As he is standing behind the counter looking out the window, he has a strange vision of a woman falling to her death right outside the shop. He writes it off as a bizarre by-product of his meditation attempts and proceeds to deal with an irate customer who fancies herself a witch. Later on, the reader learns that centuries ago over one-hundred witches were burned at the stake and that the island has always been known for its practicing Wiccans and such. The narrative continues with a closer look at Nick as he goes about his week after the vision. Nick’s mother disappeared eight years ago without warning; no one knows what happened to her and so Nick has spent his life feeling inadequate and stunted. Then something happens that changes his outcome on life; a few days after his vivid daydream, he recognizes the events leading up to the crash and this time he pulls the woman to safety. Even though she runs away without so much as a thank you, Nick feels energized with a sense of purpose from his premonition. The next chapter switches to the woman’s point of view - Juliet Maystone. After the incident in Amiton, she feels somehow disconnected from her body – she even had the sensation of actually falling to her death, but then Nick grabbed her. Strange things start to happen: she sees hazy figures out of the corner of her eye, lights flicker, and she hears voices. Worried that something is wrong with her, she seeks the advice of Tamara who claims to be a descendant of the Lansin Island witches. Tamara tells Juliet she was meant to die that day and so her soul is in the Otherworld; she cautions that spirits will come to her for help. As the novel continues, the bigger picture is painted. The reader learns that a child has gone missing, a case which is similar to one from ten years ago as well as the case of Nick’s mom. Nick thinks fleetingly that it may all be connected, but how? On Halloween, the story switches back to Juliet; her strange occurrences culminate in the appearance of a spirit named Samantha Crystan, who asks Juliet to find her son Nick and tell him to visit Grendel Manor to learn the truth behind her disappearance. Finally, the connection between Nick and Juliet is cemented. The novel is incredibly detailed; as a first book in a series, it must create characters and a storyline that readers will want to return to again and again. Butcher definitely accomplishes this. By the end, the reader feels a true connection not only to Nick and Juliet, but also everyone in their lives; the descriptions of their thoughts and relationships are meticulous. As for plot, the reader has an idea how the pieces fit together, but the mystery is far from solved. This book is a pleasure to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
repetitive writing + too much exposition in many places. I skipped through the last third - still felt like a waste of time. Ended abruptly + unsatisfyingly - don't bother. Wish I hadn't. D from C.
Raymy1012 More than 1 year ago
A Death Displaced is a thrilling paranormal experience. Author Andrew Butcher has an incredible imagination matched with the ability to transport the reader into the world he has created. The main characters Nicolas and Juliet have excellent chemistry allowing the reader to bond with them instantly and feel invested in their situation.  The paranormal aspect of this story is chilling. What Nicolas and Juliet are left with, after altering her future, is intriguing and suspenseful. As the plot unfolds we see how dramatically they will affect each other’s lives. I highly recommend it and am looking forward to more in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good thriller. Disappointing end to the book. Leaves you hanging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from beginning to end. I devoured the pages. Recommended read if you are into science fiction, mystery and action. With a dash of suspense and romance added into the mix.
MichaelBeas More than 1 year ago
A Death Displaced (Lansin Island 1) by Author Andrew Butcher is simply brilliant on a whole other level. From start to finish I was swept away into Andrews world where Mystery, Intrigue and Suspense captivated me for 3 nights on end. The descriptiveness, rich and deep character development placed me in the center of the story and did not let go till the very end.  In short a traumatic past, a vivid vision of a woman’s death, and unique abilities all collide to form the foundation of this amazing storyline and plot theme. Nothing is reviled to soon which drew me in deeper with every turning of the page. What will happen to main characters Nicolas Crystan and Juliet Maystone is anyone’s guess. The twists are endless and can’t wait to grab a copy of the next book in the series! 
TheParisCarter More than 1 year ago
For me the best part of a novel is the deepness of the characters included. It can be one of the best plots of all time, but as long as the characters are flat and boring then I won't like it. A Death Displaced does an amazing job of staying away from the boring characters that you would normally see in a fantasy novel. Thee's also a broad range of elements you're going to find in this novel from witches, murder, suspense, romance. Andrew Butcher does a great job of wrapping all of these different elements that wouldn't always go together and getting them all under one title. This is definitely a fantastic debut novel for him. Nicholas, the main character, is an exciting character who we get to go inside of her mind. Butcher does a great job of letting us inside of head and hearing his own realistic internal voice that sounds as if we were inside one of the minds of a real human being.  Juliet is also a likable character who is easily likable. If you're into the fantasy, paranormal, suspense genres, then you're going to love this novel, as every page of it is filled with suspense that will keep you glued to the pages all the way to the end. And if you usually fall asleep or can't stay hooked to a novel, you should have a hard time falling asleep on this novel, as it has a very fast pace action from the start. I would highly recommend this novel to anyone who's interested.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Liked characters
Cr34tvenuff 11 months ago
I really enjoyed this book! In fact, I'm about to buy the bundle deal now! The story was fast-paced and the characters were interesting. No one likes perfect characters, they're nice a messed up like the rest of us. I enjoyed how Andrew Butcher decided to alternate the chapters between the two main characters so you could see both of their perspectives. I also appreciate how there aren't any ridiculously long descriptions of scenery. Those tend to be the parts of novels I skip to be honest, unless it's essential to the plot. Overall, it's a fun story and I'd definitely recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it. Some of the characters are stiff but it's a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked reading this book, I read a lot ( mostly free on iPad) Enough to keep me interested in book. And the ending left for good beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It took me a while to read and didn't interest me enough to buy anymore in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay book. Don't care to read the rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wanted to like this book but it was too plodding and the prose too simplistic to hold my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago