I am reading a murder mystery after quite a bit and this was refreshing.
Jeff was rescued by his step brother after he was seriously mugged. He lost not just his wallet and money but since they also took his keys they trashed his apartment and he was left with literally nothing. One strange thing however followed the mugging. Jeff became what could only be called psychic or extra sensitive to things happening around him and especially to a murder which took place around the time.
He saw bits and pieces of the puzzle and it was upto him to put the pieces together coherently. Richard his brother was disbelieving though his girlfriend was not a skeptic. Going to live with his brother who was a millionaire several times over was the only available path for Jeff to both recover as well as to have a sounding board as Jeff himself was very stressed out with his new powers. Jeff knew he had to follow through specially since a child was involved as well.
Through step by step deductions and another murder which followed the first Jeff is able to solve the crime and present it to the authorities as a solved crime. With the murderer dogging his footsteps and endangering the lives of those around him Jeff still manages to solve the crime though his brother does get badly injured in the melee.
Unusual for a murder mystery linking it with the paranormal this was a different kind of read.