Saturday, February 7, 2009

Review - Second Skin by Caitlin Kittredge

Second Skin
Nocturne City, Book 3
Caitlin Kittredge
St. Martins
March 3, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-312-94831-3

Book Blurb:
When werewolves from Nocturne City’s oldest packs are found shot through the head at point-blank range, homicide detective Luna Wilder isn’t sure what’s killing them or why…now the killer is determined to make Luna its next victim. To make matters worse, her boyfriend Dmitri’s demon bite is getting worse, weakening him and putting a major strain on their relationship.

Luna discovers the murders are linked to the Wendigo, shapeshifting cousins of werewolves made of smoke and shadow who drink the blood of their victims for strength. She doesn’t know whether Wendigo leader Lucas Kennuka is friend or foe, but he’s clearly determined to wrest her heart from Dmitiri. And if Luna doesn’t discover who’s behind the killings, it could destroy her fragile relationship—and cost Luna her life…

My thoughts:
Luna Wilder knows better than to say yes to Detective David Bryson, but soon finds herself in the middle of a murder investigation and trying to save the werewolves of Nocturne City. Someone is killing werewolves from each of the packs and finishing them off with a bullet through the head. Luna would rather not be next. With a bit of digging, the trail leads to the Wendigo living outside the city.

Lucas Kennuka leads the local Wendigo, supernatural beings that can shift into foggy shadow to pursue their victims. He may be the only hope for Luna to find answers, but finding him may bring her more than she alone can handle.

This is the third novel in the Nocturne City series. Ms. Kittredge takes readers on a dark adventure complete with thrills, chills and a touch of romance. Second Skin is well written, advances the story with action-packed scenes, and makes this book impossible to set down. The next installment, Witch Craft, releases September 2009.

To learn more about the Nocturne City series, please visit Ms. Kittredge’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


SciFiGuy said...

Dang I still haven't managed to get the 2nd book in the series out of my TBR pile and here comes the third. Sigh.

Adele said...

I love Caitlin's books and this looks like another winner.

Kimberly Swan said...

SciFiGuy - It's tough to keep up on all of them. You'll have to 'put it in your schedule' to catch up. :)

Hagelrat - I agree that it's a winner. Luna has grown quite a bit since the first book, and I'm already looking forward to the next one. :)

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the first two books in the Luna series, and I look forward to SECOND SKIN.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Karen - You should really enjoy this one then. Happy reading! :)

Unknown said...

I am really looking forward to this one! I have to go and check my pre-order to see if it is delayed or not!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hopefully they won't keep you waiting long for it!