DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY by Jennifer Harlow

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY

KIRKUS REVIEW

A telekinetic crime fighter finds a visit home for the holidays just as dangerous as her day job.

Since joining F.R.E.A.K.S., the Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and Kindred Supernaturals, Beatrice Alexander (To Catch a Vampire, 2012) hasn’t seen much of her family, and usually, she’s fine with that. Now that warring factions are developing within the house the F.R.E.A.K.S. share, however, Bea decides that the holidays provide the perfect excuse to head to California, if only for the fact that the time away may give her a chance to reflect on what’s really been happening in the house. Although the team appears to be fighting about their latest operation in Dallas, Bea suspects that the arguments may be about something more. Oliver Montrose, the resident vampire, got closer to Bea in that last operation, and now, her werewolf sometime-boyfriend Will Price can’t contain his jealousy. California sounds perfect to Bea, who can’t wait to see her grandmother and her best friend, April. But trouble follows Bea out West, and soon, she’s caught up in the vampire drama of Lord Connor McInnis. Now Bea needs a hero more than ever, and she doesn’t know who’ll be there for her: Oliver, Will or her ex-boyfriend Steven, the cop.

Though the vampire and werewolf love triangle Harlow (What’s a Witch to Do?, 2013, etc.) presents has recently become a familiar trope, her crime-fighting spin adds something new.

Pub Date: Aug. 8th, 2013
ISBN: 978-0-7387-2712-7
Page count: 312pp
Publisher: Midnight Ink/Llewellyn
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 15th, 2013




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