Allie’s new series had me completely enthralled
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book kept me up until 4.45am because once I started reading it, I simply couldn’t stop until I knew what was going to happen to Reese, his half-sister Jamey and the mysterious Evan Grayson.
And one thing I can tell you is that never, not if I’d sat and thought about it for yonks, would I have come up with this ending.
It’s a trilogy, so of course there’s ends left open and this one has no romantic relationship between Reese and Evan yet, but you can feel the palpable tension and mysterious connection which grows between them.
The murder mystery element of this paranormal is really clever and creepily disturbing, Allie Therin has a fantastic ability to take something commonplace and switch it into something deadly.
There’ll be no spoilers here though, you need to experience this book alongside Reese and Jamey as they get dragged into the seriously scary world of The Dead Man.
There’s also a side order of sarcasm, snark and spikey banter between Reese and Evan each time their paths cross and while Evan’s Dead Man status makes him impossible for Reese to read, it’s pretty obvious to me that the sparks are there to completely ignite a fire that’s unlikely to ever burn out.
With some fabulous side characters including Jamey, her boyfriend Liam, Evan’s Medical Examiner colleague, some really horrible villains – and a serial killer that actually raises an element of sympathy – this opener delivers on all fronts.
Honestly the only thing I didn’t like about reading this book is how long I’m going to have to wait to get the second one!
I am so in love with this alternative reality Seattle that Allie has created and the fascinating characters she’s populated it with.
#ARC kindly received from the author and Carina Press via NetGalley in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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