Isabel Stone wanted a normal life. But when the unexpected death of her father leaves her at the helm of the family business, things quickly go from weird to worse. Vampires are on the loose and out of the coffin, and only Isabel can walk the fine line between the world of the living and the world of the undead.Read more...
Isabel Stone wanted a normal life. But when the unexpected death of her father leaves her at the helm of the family business, things quickly go from weird to worse. Vampires are on the loose and out of the coffin, and only Isabel can walk the fine line between the world of the living and the world of the undead.
Torn between letting go of her past and embracing her future, Isabel will have to decide who she can trust, and be willing to use all the weapons at her disposal, to get to the bottom of a terrifying string of deaths that lead right to her doorstep before she becomes the next victim. In a city where nothing is what it seems, ending up the target of a deranged killer might actually be the high point of her week. Because in this town, the things that go bump in the night just might kill you."
- ISBN-13: 9781634220330
- ISBN-10: 1634220331
- Publisher: Crimson Tree Publishing
- Publish Date: March 2015
- Page Count: 244
- Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.5 x 0.63 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.64 pounds
Series: Dark of Night #1
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-12-22
- Reviewer: Staff
Glass’s by-the-numbers debut is filled with character archetypes, paranormal tropes, and plot points straight out of the Laurell K. Hamilton playbook. Isabel Stone is a 22-year-old PI in a world that’s still adjusting to the recent revelation that vampires are real. She lives (nonromantically) with her now-vampiric ex-fiancé, Shane. When she lands what appears to be a standard missing-persons case, sure enough, there turns out to be a supernatural element, and that soon leads to the usual slate of vampire and werewolf political and romantic machinations. There are certainly worthwhile moments, although the best—a well-deserved slam at Twilight’s ephebophilia—is undercut both by its lack of originality and by a protagonist’s name that’s only a few characters away from “Bella.” There’s nothing wrong with walking in the footsteps of other creators (the influences seem to range from Laura Lippman to Veronica Mars), but Glass never manages to find her own unique stride. (Mar.)