"another must read series to add to my very long list"
She always knew she didn't fit in to the small town so when
Jane True finds out she is half-human, it isn't such a big
surprise. Growing up and living in Rockabill hasn't been
exactly a fun experience but Jane works hard and tries to
keep to herself as much as possible. The one joy she has is
her night swim in the nearby ocean. As long as nobody sees
her everything is fine.
It is during one of these night swims that she finds a dead
body. Scared and afraid of the consequences of being found
out late at night swimming in the freezing water she leaves
the body for someone else to find. It isn't long before the
local authorities are investigating the murder but there is
more to this case than meets the eye. A more supernatural
detective comes to town to look into the case and in turn
looks for Jane.
Jane finally finds out more about the world that her mother
came from, took a break from and ran back to. Supernatural
creatures have been all around her and she didn't know. A
dog who can heal with a lick is only the tip of the iceberg
and Jane is lucky to have a new vampire friend to help her
find her way around it. However they still have to find the
murderer before he or she strikes again.
I was drawn to this book because of the beautiful and
unusual cover. I was convinced I needed to get a copy when
I saw all the rave reviews. Finally I got a copy and
couldn't wait to see what the fuss was about. Could this be
as amazing as everyone said? Was the 'If you Love Sookie
Stackhouse you will love this' really true?? Oh yes! It is
This is one of those books you read and start instantly
kicking yourself for not reading sooner. I think I started
kicking myself within the first few pages and then
continued to kick myself for not having enough time to just
read this in one go. I grabbed at this book all week but I
was so determined not to speed read and miss something, so
I took my time which took me all week.
Now that I am done I want more. Jane True is the new Sookie
Stackhouse and her world is more than interesting. There
were twists and turns all the way through and as the story
unfolded I found myself hoping that the end wasn't too
near. I could have easily read another 300 pages about
Jane, her heritage and the world she has been introduced
Worth reading if you are into Urban Fantasy, Cozy mysteries
or romance. This book covers a lot of genres and mixes it
up well. I can only add the next book in the series to my
wishlist and wait patiently for the release in June. This
is another must read series to add to my very long list.
Nicole Peeler is the new Charlaine Harris.
Reviewed by Amber Chalmers
Posted February 27, 2010