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I thought the book was pretty good for the first one in a series. I really loved the two love interest Markus and Crystal. I love that Markus wants to be a wizard. I feel so bad that Crystal's parents were taken away from her.
The book started out really slow and I really wasn't sure if I was going to like it or even feel like finishing the book. I am glad I didn't give up on the book. I hope the next book which I have and will read later has more action and adventure. This one had some but it was more about setting up the storyline.
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It took me a little while to get into this book but once I did I really got into the book a lot. I liked the character of Gertie but it took me a little while to do so. I thought she did some really stupid things through out the story, without thinking about it first. I know if I found out there were vampires and I was told to stay in after dark than that is what I would do.
I liked the two love interest, their are Jeno who is the vampire and Hector who is a Demigod. Out of the two I want Gertie to get with Hector. I liked him from the beginning. Jeno I liked also but I feel like his just the hurtle that Gertie and Hector has to get over first. I see a lot more chemistry between those two.
The ending is a cliffhanger so beware of that, and its a big cliffhanger. While I only gave the book 3 1/2 stars I did go ahead and brought the final two books. Because I have to find out what happens next and find out if I am right about who Gertie gets with in the end.
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review on the book and my opinions are my own.
One year ago, Marta Hughes won a purse-choking sum of money at a local casino. She never returned home. Her body was discovered in a ditch twelve miles from her home; her car was back in her driveway. Linnet Isherwood cannot let her friend's unsolved murder rest. She convinces ex-cop Michael McLaren to return to the work he loves. He sifts through a confusing web of lies, misconceptions and veiled motives. Are anonymous late-night phone calls, a vanished hitchhiker, and a stalker wielding empty beer bottles somehow related to the case? Or maybe the woman he broke off with is seeking revenge.
A true Anglophile, Jo Hiestand wanted to capture the traditional flavor of a detective crime novel and the intimate atmosphere of a British cozy. The result is the McLaren Case mystery series featuring ex-police detective Michael McLaren who now investigates cold cases on his own. Jo has combined her love of writing, board games and music by co-inventing P.I.R.A.T.E.S., the mystery-solving game that uses maps, graphics, song lyrics, and other clues to lead the players to the lost treasure. In 2001 she graduated from Webster University with a BA degree in English and departmental honors. Peter Lovesey, author of the Sergeant Cribb and Peter Diamond series, praises Jo’s writing: “Immaculate research, attention to detail and an elegant style are the hallmarks of Jo Hiestand’s writing. (Horns of a Dilemma is) an atmospheric novel.” Jo founded the Greater St. Louis Chapter of Sisters in Crime, serving as its first president. She is also a member of Mystery Writers of America.
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