Samantha Ryan is a Melbourne State cop that has no memory of her childhood or her parents, the only thing she has is a child’s drawing of a woman with ‘Mummy’ written underneath. Things start falling apart when her partner Jack, tries to kill her and weird things start happening around her… and to her. When Gabriel Stern, a shapechanger of the Special Investigations Unit gets involved, she realises there is more going on than a cop gone rogue and she is right in the middle of it.
I really like Keri Arthur’s work in general, it’s exciting, easy to read and she is very good at creating characters you love and care about. But after reading and being a bit disappointed with Deadly Desire, I picked this up fully expecting to feel the same way. It’s the first book in a new series and I have to say it was really good. Maybe the freshness of all new characters and settings helped but everything felt just right. The plot was pretty good, if a little twisty at times but the pace of answers being revealed was just right and kept you reading, trying to guess what was going on. I loved the main characters, Samantha being the one who stands out the most. Definately not a heroine who gets dropped in the deep end and flounders, waiting for the guy to come and save her. She can hold her own and I think that worked really well with the character of Gabriel who is alternately confused then impressed by her. The end of the book felt very unfinished so I really hope there is a second book in the works or I will be left forever wondering.