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(The Keepers: L.A. #1)
Author: Heather Graham
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Adult
Published: December 18, 2012
In their new Keeper roles, these extraordinary women must balance the fate of the world with their desires…
New Keeper Rhiannon Gryffald has her peacekeeping duties cut out for her—because in Hollywood, it’s hard to tell the actors from the werewolves, bloodsuckers and shape-shifters. Then Rhiannon hears about a string of murders that bear all the hallmarks of a vampire serial killer, and she must confront her greatest challenge yet. Together with Elven detective Brodie McKay, they head to Laurel Canyon, epicenter of the danger, where they uncover a plot that may forever alter the face of human-paranormal relations.
This book intrigued me when I read the synopsis, but let me down just a little bit.
I thought this was going to be a heart racing, suspense filled who done it, filled with danger and supernatural predators. I was only half right.
I loved the world that was created in this book. The real life modern day atmosphere that was the cover, the cloak, for the supernatural beings that survived from blending, hiding, and being "normal" to other people was extremely well written. Although it has been seen before, a few time, the way in which this hidden world was created in plain site was done in a refreshing and unique way.
As well, the actual history of the supernatural world these characters are a part of was wonderfully interesting, and written in such a way that was easy to understand, with just enough information given when it was needed to help fill in pieces of the puzzles. Character back stories were not over done, drawn on, or confused and convoluted with unnecessary "filler".
The 3 keeps were well written, all being wonderfully independent and separate characters from each other, none of them were identically the same. They were similar in some ways, being cousins can make that happen, but they were distinctly different, separate characters from each other. Easy to keep straight, understand and follow who was who, from what father, what their purpose or power was. And not to mention they were very relatable characters to follow. . It was very organized to read, yet didn't make me loose my interest in the story and kept me entertained.
I was a little let down by how in the main characters head we were most of the time. The element of who done it and suspense was a little lost in that. If the character came out of her thoughts, and did some leg work, looking into everything and getting into the action this book could have jumped in my ratings scale. Unfortunately, I didn't find it suspenseful, I didn't feel the mystery in it. There was still a lot of twists and turns and definitely surprises, along the way, which made it quite enjoyable to read!