Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.
Now in Moon Island, Samantha Moon is hired to look into the mysterious drowning of a super-rich hotel tycoon. The death occurred exactly one year ago, at the family's annual retreat on a private island in the Pacific Northwest. Now, as the family gathers again, Samantha Moon is asked to find a ruthless killer - all while a massive storm bears down upon the small island. But there's another storm brewing upon Skull Island, a storm of the supernatural kind. Sam is about to come face-to-face with evil incarnate...a monster who will stop at nothing to possess her completely - mind, body and soul - and destroy all that she loves.
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I really enjoyed this one. I felt it had a great plot and it wasn't so "Woe is me..." I loved bringing in Allison, she was much needed and really brought flare.I loved it.
What did seem annoying was that the narrator forgot what the voices sounded like in previous segments, plus it was like she had a cold. If you can get past that, it's all good.
Finally looking forward to the next one!
Author seems to have been inspired by Agatha Christie in this entry in the Samantha Moon series. Samantha is hired to investigate the death of an old rich man by his beautiful granddaughter. Sam travels to a private island owned by the family where a everyone is a suspect. As usual, Sam has a lot more going on in her private life, but she's helped along by Alison, a returning character from the previous book,who becomes her assistant. The banter between the two cracked me up and was one of the best things about this book. I hope Alison sticks around.
By the 7th book you would think she would have learned to live with what she was now and not keep harping constantly on wanting to retain her humanity, we get it, but every book is peppered with self-deprecating remarks that are no longer humorous and to the point of being irritating. There's also a lot of repetitiveness, i.e., how weird she is, how she fakes eating, etc. She's also pretty self-absorbed.
The actual mystery was interesting, although there were some far-fetched components thrown into the story. And she should have really given her decision at the end a little more thought.
Although I did enjoy this story, it was not my favorite in this series. I still gave it 5 stars because of my overall enjoyment of the series. I really wish the author would bulk up the stories a bit to give us a longer read. Dina Pearlman continues to do an excellent job as narrator. If you are new to this series, be sure to start from the beginning.
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