Not having read a book by this author before I had no expectations beyond those engendered by the blurb and what I find is an excellent police procedural with a supernatural twist.
The first person point of view lets the reader experience everything DC Fairchild does, and this immediacy ensures that the other less exciting parts of the story don’t drag and slow the pacing. The plot is not overly involved, but it has the necessary twists and shocks.
Constance or ‘Con’ as she prefers, is a worthwhile protagonist, enough background is revealed to explain how she came to be in the police but I suspect there are more revelations to come? As she is a new character, the story is all about her actions, emotions and motivations.
The story parades an exciting set of support characters, that gives the novel its identity and its trademark, supernatural twist. I look forward to more cases for this detective.
I received a copy of this book from Headline – Wildfire via NetGalley in return for an honest review.