Monday, October 26, 2009

Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong

Book Details
Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong
Hardcover, 372 pages
2008, Bantam Spectra
ISBN: 978-0-553-80664-9
Series: Book 9 in the Women of the Otherworld series

Bestseller Armstrong's newest will be greeted with warm enthusiasm by fans awaiting the return of the half-demon Hope Adams and her werewolf boyfriend, Karl Marsten. Hope's friend Robyn is mourning the recent murder of her good Samaritan husband, Damon, and trying to tolerate her job as a PR representative for Portia Kane, a tabloid celebutante. But when Portia is shot and Robyn becomes the prime suspect, she flees, only to find herself inexplicably in the middle of the supernatural world Hope has been trying to shield her from. Stalked by a psychopathic clairvoyant and tracked by the cop, John Findley, who happens to see dead people, Robyn is way out of her league.

Living with the Dead is a great addition to the Women of the Underworld series but Hope and Karl aren't my favorite characters. A commune/cult of Romany clairvoyants was an interesting turn that left me feeling a little lost. The plot itself, a non-supernatural woman unknowingly caught up in the hidden world of supernaturals was well done and Robyn was written very convincingly. She responded to situations the way I would and the way a lot of people I think would when confronted with a scary reality previously unknown to her. The introduction of a necromancer police officer has a lot of potential and I very much look forward to where Armstrong takes the character. It wasn't my favorite book in the series but it was a very good, entertaining read.


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1 comment :

  1. I liked her YA books but haven't read her adult novels. I probably should!