Series: Alex Craft
Published by Roc on October 5, 2010
Genres: Adult, Urban Fantasy
Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
Narrator: Emily Durante
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Also in this series: Grave Visions
Also by this author: Grave Visions
Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.
As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around...
To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life...and her soul.
This review will be short and sweet.
I really enjoyed the characters. Alex is pretty kick ass when she needs to be. She’s fiercely loyal to those that are important to her, even when she doesn’t know that she can trust some of them. Falin is very mysterious. Who is he, is he good or bad? he’s very short tempered, but also protective. And who thought Death could be so dreamy. He’s definitely not completely dark and sinister. At least I don’t think he is.
Alex seems to find her fair share of trouble. It’s not intentional, but sometimes you just kind of stumble into something. The events that take place are a pretty scary something. People are dying and left with marks. But what’s causing it, and why?
Grave Witch takes you through many tense moments. I liked seeing an adult UF that didn’t focus mainly on sex. The plot was intriguing and fast paced.