Wednesday, July 25, 2012

True Colors by Thea Harrison

Meeting your soulmate? Great. Preventing your possible murder? Even better.

Alice Clark, a Wyr and schoolteacher, has had two friends murdered in as many days, and she’s just found the body of a third. She arrives at the scene only minutes before Gideon Riehl, a wolf Wyr and current detective in the Wyr Division of Violent Crime—and, as Alice oh-so-inconveniently recognizes at first sight, her mate.

But the sudden connection Riehl and Alice feel is complicated when the murders are linked to a serial killer who last struck seven years ago, killing seven people in seven days. They have just one night before the killer strikes again. And every sign points to Alice as the next victim.

Short and sweet with this one ok? These novellas are probably less impressive outside of the Elder Races series but as a little vignettes, looks into the lives of other Wyr, I love them. Alice and Riehl meet on a pretty craptastic day, as losing a friend to a homicidal maniac is never fun. They have to navigate those tricky waters, as Alice is next on the list, but also find a way to explore the sudden feelings they have for each other. (Does anybody else want a wolf of their very own? No? Just me? Oh.)

It's a fast ride with action and emotion - I can't comment on the rest of the novellas but I really enjoyed this one and can't wait for the next book.

Overall Feeling - A

Series - (Elder Races Novellas) 1) "True Colors" 2) "Natural Evil" 3) "Devil's Gate"