Book One: The Cass Lehman series

Melanie Casey

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Book One: The Cass Lehman series

Melanie Casey

Cass Lehman has a terrifying ‘gift’; she sees what others can’t…

The youngest in a family of extraordinary women with supernatural talents, Cass is cursed with the not-so-sexy gift of seeing the past. But not just any past; she sees death.

Fo years she’s hidden herself away in her family home. Now desperate for a better life, she ventures into sleepy Jewel Bay, only to stumble upon murder and mayhem and a killer at large who’s been lurking in their midst…

Taking a chance, Cass volunteers to assist Detective Ed Dyson with the investigation. Will Cass be able to save the latest victim and herself?


HINDSIGHT lived up to my every expectation…this is an outstanding debut from Australian author Melanie Casey…” – Carpe Librum

Book 1 in the crime thriller series featuring Cass Lehman and Detective Ed Dyson



Melanie Casey

Melanie Casey

Melanie Casey

Melanie Casey - Author of the chilling Cass Lehman Psychic Detective Series.

Melanie Casey was born and lives in South Australia with her two young children and her husband (who didn’t know he was marrying a writer when he walked down the aisle).

After studying English Literature and Classical Studies, Melanie shifted to Law, and now works in government.

A chance meeting with a highschool English teacher in the supermarket made Melanie realise that she should be doing what she’d always loved, writing! Another period of study, this time at the Professional Writing School of Adelaide’s College of the Arts ensued, helping Melanie acquire the skills she needed to put her plan into action.

Hindsight was her debut novel, the first in a crime trilogy featuring Cass Lehman and Detective Ed Dyson. The second in the series, Craven, was released in 2014. The third instalment, Missing, was released in 2016.

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“… building to an agreeably tense finale… entertaining read…suggests that future adventures for Cass should be nicely mind-bending.”

“… crippled by a supernatural gift over which she has no control… horror – with its echoes of Greek mythology… Strong characterisation makes for a promising start to a planned series.”

“For anyone who loves Medium.”

“Gripping… conventional in the best way, this confident debut will have readers awake long into the night.”

Hindsight lived up to my every expectation…this is an outstanding debut from Australian author Melanie Casey and it’s exciting to see her burst onto our bookshelves in style….Highly recommended!”

“The plot is well crafted…combining crime fiction with an interesting paranormal element and a touch of romance… I’d particularly recommend it those who find the genre mix appealing and who might have liked Charlaine Harris’s Harper Connelly series.”

“…the book was well written and highly entertaining. A beach read or one to take on a long trip, certainly engrossing and one that keeps the readers interest…the consistent writing allows one to become engrossed. You don’t even realise the plot has a hold of you until you realise there is barely any of the book left.”

“Despite Cass Lehman’s unusal abilities and experiences, [Melanie Casey has] made her and those she interacts with feel so grounded, so authentic… [I was] impressed by the unusually complex and twisted and chilling nature of the criminal acts perpetrated in [the] novels.”