There is "not enough" trend in this book, IMHO.
Human Bart's not sick enough the way his illness is described.
Pest does not care enough & not emotional enough. He is detached and doesn't spend enough time with Bart.
Pest and Death talk about secrecy but they are not secretive enough. In fact they can't seem to keep their mouths shut.
The whole falling in love process is not convincing enough.
The whole case of pandemic about to explode is not believable either.
I don't get Levi/Darius, sorry. There was nothing between them bar pure hate for the longest time, and all of the sudden there is an orgy and a half, butterfly kisses and ribbons and kittens and even the L word. Nope. Not working for me.
I also don't get why Levi had to lie about Ian not showing up for the reunion, along with the stupid decision on Ian's behalf not to pick up a phone call to clear up the situation. You can listen, you don't have to meet face to face, that's the benefit of a phone call, right? So, one silly thing after another after yet another... That's the way of the book. Which leaves me with a shrug and 1.75 stars.
Писательское мастерство автора, да в мирных бы целях.....
There have been three brutal attacks with multiple victims, but so far @60% the MCs have just one sorta kinda maybe theory. Instead of investigating, they have unrelated to the investigation talk, drink tea, hang out with relatives, have more tea, more talk, hang out here and there again, insult each other on occasion, talk and drink more tea.
If a casual hang out drinking tea and having conversations thing butters your cucumber sandwich, then this story is for you. However, I am done.
1 star. Sorry, JD, this simply is not my cup of tea.
One of the best series I've ever read.
By the looks of it, there is going to be a #6 and a good chance for a #7 =)
Best part, don't worry about gaps in between the books if you can't read them straight up. This one is so easy to remember. There is only a handful of characters and a simple universe where anything goes. If you manage to remember a (dead) Witch Council, 2.5 MCs (cause very prominent zombie dog for a pet) and 4 secondary characters, you are golden! Oh.... and Donald Drumpf Trump. He is a part of this book, and you just cannot forget THAT character, no matter how much you try.
yeah, now you know why I tagged this book "horror" and "humor" at the same time
PS I just want to mention: this series is urban fantasy at it's finest truest purest self. A major city, Indianapolis, to be precise, is housing all kind of magical creatures that human population is not aware of. A human detective along with his friends - a few humans with and without psy abilities and paranormal/magical creatures - battle the dark forces. It's not simply taking action in a city, it sticks to the tradition. An extra star just for that. And that makes it SIX