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Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Like its predecessor, this fourth title in the Dark Angels series is just okay. Watching the relationship between Risa and her reaper protector, Azriel, develop is enjoyable, but the action that makes up the bulk of the story is lacking. It starts out as a continuation of the last book, but quickly veers into another quest entirely. Then that conflict is solved too abruptly and easily. Though the characters and their world have great depth, the story from book to book is just too meandering.
Half-werewolf, half-Aedh Risa Jones is still on a quest to find the lost keys to Heaven and Hell. On a trip to the realm between life and death to interview a ghost who may provide a clue, she sees a man strangling a woman and intervenes. When it turns out the man is a serial killer in real life, Risa must track him down and stop him before he kills again. Meanwhile, she and Azriel are figuring out where they stand after consummating their relationship. (SIGNET SELECT, Nov., 400 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed By: Leah Hansen
Publisher: SIGNET SELECT
Published: November 2012