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115. Living with the Dead by Kelley Armstrong...

July 17, 2009
About the book:
They’re smart, sexy, and supernatural. They’re the men and women of the Otherworld—a realm of witches, ghosts, and werewolves who live unseen among us. Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural cross fire. Robyn Peltier moved to Los Angeles after her young husband’s sudden death, trying to put some distance between herself and her memories. Though she’s still grieving, the challenges of her new life as the PR consultant to Portia Kane—-the world’s most famous celebutante wannabe—-can sometimes be amusing, even distracting. But when her client is gunned down in the back room of a nightclub, Robyn is suddenly on the run as the prime suspect in the murder. And as more bodies pile up around her, it seems like only Hope Adams, Robyn’s best friend, and Hope’s somewhat spooky boyfriend Karl are on Robyn’s side. Hope Adams follows the kinds of stories whose headlines scream from supermarket checkout lines. But the difference is that Hope’s stories are even weirder—and they’re all true. Though determined to help Robyn, Hope knows it’s only a matter of time before her friend is caught. But it’s not the police Hope is worried about. For Robyn has gotten herself in the middle of a turf war between two powerful Otherworld cabals who’ll spill any amount of blood—human and inhuman—to protect what they consider theirs for all eternity. And the only way Hope can keep her friend alive is by letting her enter a world she’s safer knowing nothing about.

drey's thoughts:
I love Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, and Living with the Dead is no exception. I don't recall if any of the other WotO books have a non-supe main character, but Robyn is out-and-out just plain human. Not only is she human, she doesn't have a clue that there are paranormals living amongst them--not even Hope, her best friend; nor Finn, the detective investigating Portia's murder.

Hope has been featured in other WotO books, so she's not a new character. She now has to try to keep Robyn alive, while trying to find Portia's murderer. And stumbles into a Nast Cabal plot with a clairvoyant. Finn is a new character, I believe. And it must be hard for him to work this case, especially with the help he gets from the corporeal being who shows up.

I liked Living with the Dead, and look forward to the library system getting Men of the Otherworld...

Title: Living with the Dead
Author: Kelley Armstrong
ISBN-10: 0553806645
ISBN-13: 978-0553806649
Hardcover: 372 pages
Publisher: Bantam Spectra, 2008


Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Your review makes me want to read this book. Trust me, that is a big feat. My TBR list seems to multiple every time I turn off the light! LOL

Unknown said...

I have hear so many good things about Women of the Underworld. I do own a few books and I will be reading them ASAP especially after your review.

Unknown said...

You know it was supposed to be Women of the Otherworld, I must have been thinking about The Underworld movie at the same time, lol!

Darlene said...

Sounds good! I'm still working on the Otherworld series though. lol.

Kelly said...

I haven't read any of these, where have I been? I'm going to start with book one...I love series!

Astaryth said...

I am drooling to read this book. I've loved everything else in this series, so I'm sure I'll love this one too :) Unfortunately I'll probably wait till it comes out in paperback. i hate waiting, but I try hard to wait till things come out in paperback.

kalea_kane said...

This looks like a wonderful series! I am going to have to check this out. THANK GOD for you, Drey!

drey said...

you guys are too funny... =)

lilly, I totally get it--we just saw Underworld 3... However, didn't like it as much as 1 or 2. No Kate, and the dude's not halfway as cute! =P

Astaryth, I got mine from the library. No waiting. Well, ok, just a bit.

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