Sunday 21 August 2011

URBAN FANTASY REVIEW: Greywalker 6: Downpour - Kat Richardson

Release Date: 02/08/11


After being shot in the back and dying - again - Harper's recovery has been hard. She's lost many of the powers she'd acquired since first becoming a Greywalker and knows that if she dies one more time, she won't be coming back. Her only respite from the chaos is her work ...until she sees a ghostly car accident for which there are no records. Worse still, the victim of the fatal wreck insists he was murdered, and that the nearby community of Sunset Lakes - called 'Blood Lake' by locals - is to blame. The picturesque area is an unlikely a haven for conspiracy but Harper soon learns that the icy waters of the lake hide a terrible power and a host of hellish beings. And both are held under the thrall of a sinister cabal that will use the darkest of arts to achieve their fiendish ends ...


I’ve been a huge fan of Kat’s series since it was introduced a few years ago. They always have great twists, they always manage to keep me surprised and above all else it’s the principle players that really make these tale stay with the reader.

Whilst many still feel that the lead character has to be a martial arts powerhouse, Kat relies on smarts as well as backup to help the lead character muddle her way through the mystery. It’s clever, it has some magical elements but above all else it’s the close links between the supporting cast that always forms the extra bonds to keep the story fresh. Finally add to this great prose alongside wonderful pace and it’s a title that is hard to put down.

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