Celeste Newhaven keeps a low profile until a young girl's psychic plea for help pulls her into a stripper's murder...and, possibly, a new love.
Celeste Newhaven is a reluctant psychic, happy to maintain a low profile in the Northern California town of Crescent Bay until disturbing images of darkness, imprisonment, and a psychic plea for help begin to haunt her. As the owner/operator of Newhaven's Used Books, Celeste tries to maintain a calm routine, but the distress of the psychic images, combined with the brutal rape and murder of a Philippine stripper named Minnie Mouse, throws her world into chaos.
Knowing that finding the source of the psychic plea for help may reveal her own psychic abilities, Celeste realizes that she must risk public exposure in order to save lives. She also senses that time is running out, so she puts her trust in the handsome Police Chief, R. Joe Gottelin, steeling herself against the inevitable ridicule she will have to endure.
A criminal underworld lurks beneath the sunny coastal town of Crescent Bay, and Celeste Newhaven discovers she must fight her way through ignorance, disbelief, and violence to find the voice that is begging her for help in The Case of the Sad-Eyed Stripper.