Publisher: Lyrical Press (February 21, 2017) ASIN: B01G0GBDTO
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services Rating: 4*
Detective Dale Morgan is really up against it. He’s got a murdered young woman found on the city’s outskirts with her blood drained. He honestly believes she was murdered by a fanatic in town that is the leader of cult of vampire wannabe’s. Only the killer is extremely efficient and leaves absolutely no clues at all. Now Dale has his reasons for not believing in psychics and the woo-woo types of folks who peddle and con the public but he also knows that he has to try to find some/ any leads he can by going to interrogate one of the psychics that has given the police assistance in the past.
To humans, Saba Venn is a psychic, but she’s Albah, a race long forgotten by humans but who live amongst them, her powers fueled by blood and silver. She agrees to help Detective Morgan, if it means stopping the vampire cult she believes is behind the killing. But the attraction she feels with Dale is immediate, and as their relationship intensifies she begins to doubt she can keep the secret of who and what she is from him.
*** Very interesting take on another type of Vampire world of humans and other worldly beings. Saba is very unique – quite beautiful and naturally Detective Morgan in spite of his skepticism of thinking psychics are merely con artists, he can’t deny the feelings Saba has brought forth. He realizes his mistake soon after she proves to him she could glean facts from just a small sample of the victims blood. Unfortunately, in realizing Saba was the real deal, Dale had broken a small protective barrier she had and now the killer knew who she was and would be able to find her.
This was an overall short and fast read that can be read in one sitting. I find that when the writing is succinct with a lots of action the pages fly by, especially when each chapter kind of leaves you at the edge of a cliff and you just MUST see what happens next. The world building was interesting, and the story held enough interest to keep you reading it straight through!!!