Series ~ Jackie Rutledge, #1
Author ~ J.N. Duncan
Publisher ~ Kensington
Published ~ 1 April 2011
Genre ~ Urban Fantasy/Suspense
My Rating ~ 4 bites out of 5
Jackie Rutledge is a Chicago FBI agent. Laurel, her partner of five years, is a psychic. Like any other FBI agent they hunt down and put away bad guys. However, whenever something supernatural is involved then Jackie and Laurel are the team to lead the way.
When a twelve-yr-old boy is found not just murdered, but drained of blood
something evil is going on. Evil and pertaining to Deadworld. Their
investigation leads them to a private investigator named Nick Anderson. Nick
and his partner Shelby Fontaine know more than what they’re telling Jackie and
she intends to get to the bottom of it. But when she finds out the truth will
she believe it or dismiss it? And will she survive the coming battle between
Nick and the killer? Laurel
As a first book in a new series this isn’t a bad start. Well-written with a fairly fast plot, well-developed characters and an interesting world it keeps the reader engaged to the end. I will say I’m not much of fan of Jackie. Some of her actions are annoying and her personality needs work. I do appreciate that she is a flawed heroine, but she’s really hard to like in this first book. She’s not so bad that I don’t want to continue with the series though and I’m looking forward to reading Book 2, The Vengeful Dead.
*Many thanks to Kensington for providing me with a review copy. Please see disclaimer page.