As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead – an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie.
But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a string of suicides occur in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shades have no memory of the days leading up to their brutal endings, so despite the very public apparent suicides, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive? And why do the shades lack the memory of their deaths? Searching for the answer might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember at all . . .
Whilst I found the pacing of this book to be a bit slow at times, I loved learning all about Faerie. Also digging into Alex’s past was super fun to do too, although I still want to know ‘Deaths’ name cause like, that’s just what she called him when she first met him as a little girl.
The plot was executed well, I also loved how it didn’t focus heavily on the love triangle we have going with Alex, Falin and Death. Instead it shifted to focus on her work and the particular mystery that needed solving.
Have you read this series? Do you plan to or is not your cuppa?