Who Needs Enemies
by Keri Arthur
What is it about:
Harriet Phillecky is a rare part elf, part siren and wanted by neither race. Not that she really cares. A successful news photographer turned paranormal investigator, she now has a 'family' of friends that includes ogres who constantly raid her refrigerator and take over her TV, and a dragon who drinks far too much for his own good.
But when the only elvan relative she has any contact with asks her to investigate the disappearance of a siren, she finds herself unable to refuse.
All too quickly the disappearance becomes murder, relatives come out of the woodwork, and a man she'd much rather forget steps back into her life. Harri wants nothing more than to run—especially when the evidence beats a path to the doors of those who'd long ago abandoned her. But when the life she's created for herself comes under threat, Harri has little choice but to hunt down a killer—before everything she holds dear is destroyed.
What did I think of it:
This is such a fun read.
I loved all the different races and how Arthur gave them form. Harri has a colorful circle of friends and I loved how they played a big part in the story. I especially loved the ogres and Harri's grumpy neighbor.
The story was both fun and suspenseful. There's a lot going on and Harri has her hands full with figuring out how everything fits together and who's responsible. And if that's not enough her ex is back in town and the ogres are out of beer. I kept reading to find out what would happen next, laughing at the antics of the ogres, worrying about Harri's safety.
This is a standalone book, but there's enough hinting at things that happened in the past and enough cool characters that I hope Arthur will write more books about Harri and her friends, because I'd love to read more.
Why should you read it:
It's a fun and suspenseful Urban Fantasy read.
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