DESTINED FOR AN EARLY GRAVE
The award-winning Cat and Bones saga takes a dark and tumultuous turn in the fourth installment of this remarkable first-person series. Frost never shies away from forcing her protagonists to face both internal and external demons. That character complexity is a major reason for this series' impressive success. Frost's dazzling blend of urban fantasy action and passionate relationships makes her a true phenomenon.
Gregor escapes prison and claims that he, not Bones, is Cat's true husband, and Cat's volatile emotions run the gamut from anger to curiosity. What did this master vampire once mean to her? Gregor's sinister persistence now threatens everything Cat holds dear. (AVON, Aug., 400 pp., $7.99)