by Jaime Johnesee
Great opening line!!
The shifter issue is quickly dealt with by JJ who leaves no suspension there, but allows all the tension and mystery to remain in the main story. However, I found her “turning” story somewhat disjointed and would if possibly been better as a novelette on its own? That said, I enjoyed how open it all was.
This is a rewrite of an old story by JJ, the first version of which I loved and introduced me to this author, and whilst I think this is a definite upgrade she is clearly still honing her skills as I feel there is so much more and I can feel it coming in every book she writes or contributes too. This saga alone has huge potential as her character construct is well thought out.
This was such a great and unique read I loved how she introduces and includes all her other novel characters, seamlessly binding their worlds.
When you think about reading a book or story on shape shifters you usually think of werewolves or a person who can change into many different animals but JJ has a different view on this theme and makes it her own, I like her spin on things.
The main theme of any JJ story is love, overcoming adversity and intrigue. Not only do you get a great shape shifting story but within these pages you get a wonderful in depth investigation of a serial killer who needs to be captured. There are some gory moments, some amazing descriptions of yuck and an overall well thought out whodunit.
The main character, Samantha Reese, is someone I was able to relate too and I wanted her to be in MY life! I was able to feel the emotions from Sam as she fights for the “innocents” all the while feeling conflicted about wanting to find her origins and understand who she is.
I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a great mystery with a bit of a spin and a touch of horror.
My only complaint would be that some phrases are repetitive, almost as though the reader is an idiot who must be reminded constantly, but I think that is a fault of the beta readers (hangs head in shame) for not being forceful enough in feedback. This IS a definite author to watch.
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