Publisher: Subterranean Press
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Hiking through the snow, holiday baking and playing board games by the fire – what’s not to love about an old-fashioned family Christmas?
Werewolves Elena Michaels and Clayton Danvers want to give their four-year-old twins, Kate and Logan, something their parents never had: a nice, normal holiday. No Pack responsibilities, no homicidal half-demons or power-hungry sorcerers to deal with – just the four of them, alone, at a chalet outside Ontario’s Algonquin Park.
Then a strange werewolf shows up at their door…while the town is buzzing about a young man, back from college, found half-eaten in the woods. And there’s the missing little girl …
With all the signs pointing to a rogue mutt with a taste for human flesh, Elena and Clay have no choice but to investigate. But are they the hunters – or the hunted?
I downloaded the kindle version of this novella from Amazon.co.uk, and at over £3 thought it quite expensive for a novella. I am not so keen on the "comic" style cover even though it depicts Elena in human form and Clay in wolf form, with his penetrating blue eyes.
As always with Kelley Armstrong, this novella is well written with a great balance of suspense, mystery and pack/family life. I really enjoyed the novella, we, the readers got to concentrate on Clay,Elena, Kate and Logan as prime characters. We learn more about the twins. We also learn that Clay and Elena have different views on when the twins should be told of their true heritage. Are the twins displaying secondary powers are they just bright kids?
As always Clay and Elena's quiet family time is interrupted by a rogue mutt. They have to investigate two brother's, but which if either of them is guilty and who can be trusted? They have to call in back up to help keep the twins entertained, but as the novella unfolds it seems keeping the twins entertained is the least of their problems.
A really good novella that I read in one go, only disappointment was that I thought the price was a little expensive for a novella! It made me want to read more of the Women Of The Otherworld series and want to know even more about Clay and Elena and their family and pack.
So did I enjoy this novella? Yes, would I read more novella's? Yes but truthfully only paid the almost £4 as it was a Clay and Elena novella! Wouldn't want to pay that price again really. Would I read more by Kelley Armstrong? Hope to! Would I recommend Kelley Armstrong books? Yes and I have recommended her lots of times.
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