Book 1, Corine Solomon Novel - A Corine Solomon Novel
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“Gritty, steamy and altogether wonderful urban fantasy.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Patricia Briggs
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"Right now, I’m a redhead. I’ve been blonde and brunette as the situation requires, though an unscheduled color change usually means relocating in the middle of the night. So far, I’m doing well here. Nobody knows what I’m running from. And I’d like to keep it that way…"
Eighteen months ago, Corine Solomon crossed the border and wound up in Mexico City, fleeing her past, her lover, and her “gift”. Corine, a handler, can touch something and know its history—and sometimes, its future. Using her ability, she can find the missing—and that’s why people never stop trying to find her. People like her ex, Chance…
Chance, whose uncanny luck has led him to her doorstep, needs her help. Someone dear to them both has gone missing in Laredo, Texas, and the only hope of finding her is through Corine’s gift. But their search may prove dangerous as the trail leads them into a strange dark world of demons and sorcerers, ghosts and witchcraft, zombies—and black magic…
A good paranormal mystery
Blue Diablo is a fun mystery with great paranormal aspects. The writing style is wonderful, the voice unique to the main character. As an intro novel to a new series, we meet Corine, whom I thought was a good heroine. She had plenty of realistic hang ups in her past that make her not want to fall back into old habits, and old relationships, when her ex shows up looking for help.
On the romantic side of things, it was refreshing to see a main character who didn’t instantly give in, who continued to question and be unsure and make wise choices based on past experience.
On the mystery side, I found the plot to be intricate, but easy to follow. I was never lost in the direction the story was heading, but at the same time, I couldn’t guess what would come next until the clues were uncovered.
I found the ending satisfying, with enough things wrapped up that the book is complete in itself, but with an opening if I want to continue reading the series.
*Originally posted on goodreads