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Living With The Dead
Women of the Otherworld Book IX

by Kelley Armstrong

      Hope Adams is in Los Angeles for a few months—ostensibly to work, but also to check up on her best friend Robyn Peltier.† Not long before, Robynís husband was murdered and it isnít long before Robynís client, Portia, is also dead with her in the frame.† Unknown to Robyn, she is in the middle of a turf war, but a supernatural one where the stakes are far higher and things are about to get far nastier.† How fortunate, then, that her friend Hope is a half-demon, and she comes with a boyfriend who is a werewolf!

This latest entry in the series can perhaps be described as "more of the same," which means vampires, demons and werewolves in a supernatural setting, squaring off and falling in love etc.† In short, a recipe for success if done well and Ms Armstrong hasnít notched up nine books in the set for doing it badly.† I liked the multiple viewpoints, enabling the reader to see the action from more than one point of view, which gave the book a dimension that it might not otherwise have had.† On the other hand, there are rather a lot of major roles in this book and they tend to vie for attention, spreading themselves a bit too thinly to be memorable.† But you can expect plenty of action and adventure, making this a page-turner that might translate well to screen, which is more than you can say about most books.† This is one series that is likely to run and run.

The Book

Orbit (Little, Brown)
October 2008
1841497320 / 9781841497327
Urban Fantasy / Los Angeles
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NOTE: US edition is different
Some supernatural violence

The Reviewer

Rachel A Hyde
Reviewed 2008
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