My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Oh Wow! Ok, so this was fun. At least until my reading was interrupted by an 5.6 point earthquake at 2 am. I’m not kidding you. It was my first and it was scary as shit!
Me and my cat are allright by the way.
Back to the book now. I only found this series because of a sertain crazy chick (you know who you are, yes you do) and her awesome reviews, so I have to tell her a Big thank you. I’m hooked. I think I finally found a replacement for my dearly departed Hollows series. Not that this series have anything supernatural to it, it’s just in the same neighborhood mood wise.
The pace was just right, not too fast, not too slow. The case was gripping and gruesome, and made me want to chase the killer to a remote location and give him a taste of his own medicine. And, of course, the conservative party, as always, had me rolling my eyes on more than one occasion. All was as it should be.
And then, the icing on a cake, Roarke.
Can a man be any sexier? I think it won’t be a spoiler if I say that he wasn’t really a suspect even for a second. That isn’t to say he didn’t kill anyone ever, he could’ve, but I would think it was for a good reason.
Anyway, the connection between him and Eve was just sizzling hot and almost instant (not to be confused with insta-love). The amount of swooning moments was just this side of ridiculous. Like this for example…
“What you are is hoping to get drunk enough so that you can take a few punches at someone without worrying about the consequences. With me, you don’t have to get drunk, you don’t have to worry. You can take all the punches you want.”
“Because you have something sad in your eyes. And it gets to me.”
I can’t blame Eve for giving in to him, although she did try to resist for an appropriate number of pages. Who can blame her, really? With her history, I’m surprised she became any kind of functional part of society, never mind a strong smart kickass cop. I loved how strong her charecter was and I hope she will let herself be weak now and again in the future. ‘Cause, you know, you need to let someone else handle a wheel sometimes. It was nice to see the side Roarke brought out in her, he’s deffinitly a good influence on her.
“Roarke, what’s going on here?”
“Lieutenant.” He leaned forward, touched his lips to hers. “Indications are we’re having a romance.”
I’m looking forward to the next book and have a feeling, that there would be more fascinating cases to be solved. Already have my Veronica Mars mood on and ready.
Over and out.