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by Kelley Armstrong

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

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Twisted genetics take center stage in Armstrong's latest Otherworld adventure. She included double viewpoints in a previous novel, and in this book events are examined from four different perspectives. Seeing the plot play out from all angles keeps the motivations intriguing and the plot moving briskly. Armstrong is synonymous with great urban fantasy!

Half-demon reporter Hope Adams and her werewolf boyfriend, Karl, are drawn into a murder case when Hope's human friend Robyn Peltier becomes the prime suspect.

Widowed PR expert Robyn ends up on the run when her celebrity client is murdered. Robyn doesn't want to involve Hope but is grateful when Hope refuses to back down. Hope and Karl are concerned -- for what Robyn doesn't know is that she has somehow wandered into the middle of a turf war between magical entities. Keeping Robyn safe and alive is primary, but as representatives of the Otherworld Council, Hope and Karl also need to get a handle on what is really going down. (BANTAM SPECTRA, Nov., 384 pp., $22.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: Bantam Spectra

Published: November 2008

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Living With the Dead

Submitted by Robin in PA on March 2, 2011 - 7:04pm.

Grieving for her dead husband, Robyn Peltier moves to Los Angeles to take a job as a PR consultant. But when her client is murdered, Robyn finds herself as the prime suspect. Running for her life, the bodies are piling up around her. Only her friend, Hope Adams and Hope's boyfriend, Karl, seem to be on Robyn's side. Hope and Karl work to keep Robyn safe, but two Otherworld races and a police detective are hunting for her.

This is the 9th book in Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series and it kept me glued. Even though I'm not a fan of Hope Adams, I liked how she would do anything to keep her friend safe. It was nice to see a human take front and center in one of these books, even though she didn't understand what was going on around her. And, I really liked the inclusion of Detective John Findlay. I hope we see him working with the Council in future books. My rating: 4.5 Stars.