Panther Shape-shifter Kailin Odel just wants to be normal. Leaving her clan, and her Alpha responsibilities, to live with her grandmother in Chicago had been the best thing for her. Only then did she discover her ability to track and kill the soul sucking undead creatures called Wraiths. Now she protected the humans, and had something to be proud of.
But, when she discovers the body of a murdered shape shifter, Kailin has to come to terms with the reality that her own kind are just as vulnerable as the humans.
The closer Kailin gets to the killer the more she has to face the intricacies of her people. When the time comes can she accept who and what her real purpose is?
Wow. This book is mesmerizing, spine-chilling, and riveting. T G. Ayer did an unbelievable job at melding all these different aspects together into a well-rounded novel. The main character, Kailin Odel, has a bit of an issue with Wraiths, and so she has taken it upon herself to hunt them down, and protect the humans.
I absolutely loved Kailin’s character. She knows right from wrong, she trusts her instincts, and she knows her limits – sometimes, and she has an attitude to boot. I could really relate to this character, because she is so passionate about what she does.
When she discovers that people of her own ilk are dying and being abducted, it cuts pretty close to home.
Kailin develops a connection to Logan, the cop investigating the murders that Kailin is inadvertently involved in. The majority of women can definitely relate to how it feels when you meet someone new, and wanting to know everything about them. The fact that Logan is involved in the investigation and obviously has his own secrets, should slap a big ‘Do NOT get involved’ sticker across his forehead, but as Kailin becomes even more involved in the investigation, with him things get nice and heated. (I secretly nicknamed his Mr. Sexypants, whenever he walked into the room. Shhh.)
Each character in this book has their secrets and stories to tell, and I loved the way that T G. Ayer interrelated and weaved everything seamlessly together. The romantic notions could have been seriously banked on throughout this book, but I was more than impressed that the author didn’t do that. She stuck to the script, and fulfilled my expectations of a wonderful story. But now that I have read the book, I know there is much more to this story, and to be honest – I did not want this to end.
I can’t wait for the next book to come out!
I highly recommend this book, whether you like thrillers, paranormal, or even romance. This is a 5 star read, and personally, I can’t wait to buy a hard copy, and place it proudly on my bookshelf.
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