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Vicki Pettersson

Autor/a de The Scent of Shadows

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Obres de Vicki Pettersson

The Scent of Shadows (2007) 1,387 exemplars
The Taste of Night (2007) 815 exemplars
The Touch of Twilight (2008) 585 exemplars
City of Souls (2009) 389 exemplars
The Taken (2012) 305 exemplars
Cheat the Grave (2010) 286 exemplars
The Neon Graveyard (2011) 206 exemplars
Swerve (2015) 123 exemplars
The Lost (2013) 99 exemplars
The Given (2014) 53 exemplars
The Reordering (2014) 15 exemplars
Dark Matters (2012) 10 exemplars
Remember the Blood (2013) 4 exemplars
My Las Vegas 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Holidays Are Hell (Anthology 4-in-1) (2007) — Col·laborador — 984 exemplars
Dark and Stormy Knights (2010) — Col·laborador — 648 exemplars
Unbound (2009) — Col·laborador — 566 exemplars
The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance (2008) — Col·laborador — 404 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Llocs de residència
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Premis i honors
P.E.A.R.L. nominee (New Author, 2007)
Miriam Kriss (Irene Goodman Literary Agency)



Every so often I do enjoy a paranormal tale. I'm kind of burned out on vampires and werewolves though, and that's fine because Griffin Shaw is not either of those. He's an angel. Oh, not a “real” angel but a lower-caste human soul whose job it is to help the recently deceased adjust to their new status. To help them get over the trauma of their death so that they can move on. It's a job that means Griff is there when they die. He experiences their death with them and immediately picks up the pieces. Griff was a PI once, he's used to handholding a client.
But his next assignment, Katherine Craig, a particularly beautiful woman in the prime of her life, turns out to be too much for him. Her affinity for vintage style reminds him of his former life, like his wife used to look, and Griff can't watch her die. So he interferes, and now, like the old “Final Destination” franchise, everything around the corner is poised to kill Katherine and correct the balance of fate. Griff has a lot on his plate, but he's used to several cases at a time, so why not juggle more? Like his own murder. Yeah, now that's a great place to start.
I enjoyed this one better than I thought that I would. I enjoyed the writing. I thought it was very balanced between both perspectives and I could tell the author really dug deep to get into both Griff's and Kit's point of view. That said, it's a series, so you know upfront that we don't get all the answers and everything is not tied up in a bow. And I wasn't really fond of the other angels, the real ones. But maybe there's just room being left for development in other books.
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VictoriaPL | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Dec 28, 2023 |
There were parts of this book that I thought were fantastic. Some of the plot devices were forced to make the story work. I also thought most of the other heroes were not so good and kept waiting for the villian to cackle. A good first book, I will probably give the next one a go.
cdaley | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2023 |
Fairly interesting set-up but too many small details not realistic and writing/characters/hook not quite enough to keep me engaged while constantly being annoyed at small things that ought to be picked up by editors (if not authors!)
sgwordy | Hi ha 55 ressenyes més | Dec 31, 2022 |
Kristine Rush and her fiancé Daniel is traveling through the Mojave Desert on their way to visit Daniel's mother. But then Kristine discovers that Daniel has been kidnapped after a stop at a restroom and now she must follow the instructions of the person that took Daniel if she wants to see him alive again...

I had before I read Swerve read a lot of positive reviews of the book, so after finishing quite a heavy book did I decide that I would go for Swerve since I felt I needed to read something intense and thrilling. I just hoped that the book wasn't overhyped.

I had some problems getting into the story, in the beginning. I just couldn't really connect to it, it didn't feel that special to be honest. I felt that I lacked a thrilling intro and I didn't even feel that this was something special when Daniel got kidnapped and she had to drive off to save his life. I wonder if I didn't already subconscious suspected the big twist that would come a bit later and that's what made me less than thrilled about the story. Yeah, the BIG twist. I saw that a mile away and I was a bit frustrated with how easy it was to figure it out and that the author had actually in the end gone for that.

Then the book turned around and become good (or at least, better) because now Kristine really got to show that the kidnapper had really started to mess with the wrong woman. Now, her past is revealed to the readers and she starts to really fight for what's precious to her. And, that's the best part of the book. I really came to like Kristine when she showed just how furiously she can be when pushed too far.

So was the book overhyped? A bit without a doubt. But still, the book turned out quite good, thanks to a superb heroine!

Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!
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MaraBlaise | Hi ha 20 ressenyes més | Jul 23, 2022 |


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