Sunday, March 10, 2013

Review - Half Truths

Synopsis: *WARNING: This book contains sexually explicit scenes and graphic violence.*

The Helheim pack is still reeling from the abduction of their alpha’s mate. While Rhett begins the search to get her back, Vaile is distracted by a series of brutal murders at the local Goth club which have all the hallmarks of a vampire killer. Left to put the bloody pieces of the puzzle back together, he can’t help but think there is some sort of connection between the two occurrences.

Larissa Grey has just been assigned to the service of Vaile Wolfe, an intimidating, dominating detective who scares people to get his way. When the case they're working starts getting strange, she demands answers from her partner, but discovers only more questions. Will she be able to find the answers, or will Vaile prevent her from finding out the truth?

My Review:

It's not often that I think a second book is better than the first, because it's usually that first book that made me fall in love with the characters to begin with, but some how Half Truths did just that. Maybe it was because I got to see more from the other characters (I now have a serious fangirl crush on Vaile, maybe more so than Rhett) or it could be that I finally got to see more of Indi & Rhett together, either way it happened. I loved Half Truths more than Half Blood.

There's a new killer keeping Vaile and his new partner, Larissa Grey, busy and it looks like it might be the work of a vampire coming to get some revenge. The pack is trying to find a way to rescue Eaton without having to hand over Indi. Rhetts dealing with the fact that Indi can't keep her new "food" source down and it looks like it's slowly killing her. And they're all worried about the Seer finding out all of this and placing Indi with a new pack. This group of werewolves can't get a break, but hey if they did we wouldn't be as entertained.

Anyways, back on track. We see a lot more of Vaile in this book and I must say he is all broody and grumpy and hating the world, yet still all hot dominant male and I swear I swooned a little each time he was on the page I was reading. And Larissa is the absolute perfect character to match Vaile. She's strong, yet feminine and she's able to see past his rough edges to get to the great guy underneath. And does she ever. I won't give away too much, but let's just say you'll enjoy where these two end up by the end of the book.

There's so much going on in this book and I don't want to give too much away, but I will tell you that you won't be disappointed. Like, Half Blood, you'll be pulled through the emotional ringer with all the characters, whether it's Indi and Rhett or some of the characters that really got their time to shine in this installment. There'll be happy moments for some of the characters and heart wrenching times. I found myself bawling like a baby in more than one spot. And to me that's the sign of a well written book, when the author can pull the same emotions the characters are going through out of me.

Needless, to say, but I will anyways I recommend this book 100% to anyone looking for a good adult paranormal read.

About the author:

Lauren Dawes is a part-time ESL teacher, part-time promotion worker, part-time proofreader and full-time author. She put pen to paper when she realised that books like Stephanie Meyer's 'Twilight' were ruining the vampire genre Anne Rice so meticulously built.

She lives in Victoria with her husband and her cat, Oscar. She is currently working on her next book.






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