Book 20, Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter
Laurell K. Hamilton
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A serial killer is hunting the Pacific Northwest, murdering victims in a gruesome and spectacular way. The local police suspect “monsters” are involved, and have called in Anita Blake and Edward, U.S. Marshals who really know their monsters, to catch the killer.
But some monsters are very real—and even to speak their name can earn you a death sentence. The bogeymen of the vampire world, The Harlequin, are here in America hunting weretigers and human police. But Edward thinks the serial killings are just a trap—to lure Anita ever closer to the most dangerous vampire they’ve ever hunted…
From Publishers Weekly
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I am a huge Anita fan, but this book left me lacking. None of Anita's main men were even in it. Anita was not even in St. Louis at all during the book. This book reminded me too much of Obsidian Butterfly, which was my least favorite of the series.
Different - not great
I enjoy this series. Unfortunately, I didn't enjoy this one as much as I had enjoyed previous books. The entire storyline happens outside St Louis and doesn't include Anita's usual lovers. I missed them; it reminded me of watching a TV show that only includes the main character and a few great guest stars. You watch it and think "what happened to the supporting cast?" It was different than most of the other books: not bad but not as good.
Good Outline, but where's the rest of the book
Am I the only one feeling a little cheated by the rushed ending? I mean did she ever come out and say weather that character that was incredibly "still" after being shot at was actually alive or not. I mean she mentions that he could be "hurt or worse" just because she popped wise with the big-bad-baddy once again, but he is never mentioned again. All that space dedicated to his personal life, family, hobbies even and he's not worth a so much as a second glance. Did she get bored and just decide close enough to done for government work? I mean more time was spent setting up the next great villain she'll face than actually dealing with this one. It feels like she wrote a book her heart was invested in. A lot of people complain that there has been too much sex and not enough action. I feel like this was just swinging the pendulum in the opposite direction. Goes to show, complain enough and you can get force fed the crap you've been asking for.