Memento, a Psycop Short by Jordan Castillo Price
Release Date: November 13, 2015
Rating: 5 out of 5
Buy Link: Amazon
Seasons change, and so do fashion trends. But in this heartstring-tugging PsyCop short, what’s beneath the clothes matters most.
I feel like I’ve been so spoiled lately! Between the Halloween story in the Charmed and Dangerous anthology, and now this short story, we’ve gotten some excellent Psycop stories recently! I love the Psycop series, which follows Detective Victor Bayne, a psychic who can see and talk to the dead, and his partner (in bed and sometimes on the job) Jacob. Vic is such a fun character, but in Memento we get to see a glimpse inside Jacob’s mind!
I traced the ink ridges of the words, and then a cracked anarchy symbol beside them. The bathroom door downstairs opened and shut. I smoothed the shirt again and the mental image of a younger Vic wearing it made me smile.
I love that after getting so deep into Vic’s head in the Psycop novels, we get this glimpse at him from an outsider’s perspective. Jacob knows Vic probably better than Vic knows himself, and their relationship is incredibly well balanced. But Vic has never been attached to items, especially ones from his past, whereas Jacob is extremely sentimental.
I don’t think he knows he does this mega-multitasking, and I’ve never pointed it out. It’s either an enviable skill, or a coping mechanism.
Memento is really short, but it gives a HUGE insight into Vic and Jacob’s characters. And of course, since this is Vic and Jacob, there’s also lots of flirting and a super hot sex scene!
If you’re a fan of Psycop, I highly recommend this short! It’s only a dollar, and it can be read pretty much anytime after Book Four (Secrets) I think. (Also, it’s oddly fitting that a story about a guy who can see ghosts is released on Friday the 13th, right?!)
Haven’t read the PSYCOP series before? Start here: http://psycop.com/
Once upon a time if you told doctors you heard voices, they’d diagnose you as schizophrenic, put you on heavy drugs, and lock you away in a cozy state institution to keep you from hurting yourself or others.
Nowadays they test you first to see if you’re psychic.