From the beginning of Figg's employment, there is something not quite right about the bar. There are few customers, a parade of neighborhood psychics, and pentacle adorned visitors - all coming to hold court with her enigmatic boss. Figg is not sure what is going on, but she is determined to find out! When the local voodoo queen shows up, and the next morning her grandson ends up dead outside the bar, things get interesting.
Figg pesters Lian into telling her the truth about his former life and is thrust into a world where the things that go bump in the night are real. There's a murder to solve, zombies to lay to rest, and a villain that neither of them saw coming.
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I liked the interplay between the two main characters. Neither one knows what to think of the other. Since the point of view swaps between them each chapter, ones gets to know both of them.
i also find it funny that they work at a bar and only served one drink.
As always, Julie provides a wonderful performance and gives each character extra bits of personality that one doesn't get by simply reading the book.
This was a great little read. I found myself really wanting more. Such a colorful book with quirky characters. I adored Lian and Figg, they are quite the pair. Add in supporting characters who are fabulous fun, like Carl!!
The narrative is mixed switching between the two leads POV. It really opens the reader up to what they are thinking and feeling. This insight is great for understanding them and the complex relationship.
The bedroom door is cracked, there is a bit of smexy but if doesn't go all the way with details. Jumps straight to the morning after. Sigh, more is the pity. I bet it was really steamy behind that door!
The overall story flows nicely and is engaging throughout. I found it wrapped up quickly in the end, could have used more story.
Figg is my kind of girl, snarky and gun totting. She is a perfect foil for serious Lian. I really want the rest of this series in audio. Like NOW!!!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Julie Hoverson, who is freakin awesome!!! She easily creates the atmosphere with her wonderful read. Lian has a delicious Irish accent, which she keeps consistent through the whole book. Her other voices are just as clear and fantastic. You can bet I will be looking for more of her reads!!! Such amazing energy and feeling in the narration.
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
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