The Vampire Shrink by Lynda Hillburn (Quercus)
KismetKknight, a respected Denver psychologist finds herself between a rock and a hard place when a series of supernatural events force her to abandon her ‘real world’ way of thinking and accept that maybe, just maybe, vampires really do exist.
Introduced to the world of fangs by one of her wanna-be vampire patients, Kismet quickly discovers things not only about herself but of paranormal beings and pending darkness.
But, will she offer up her jugular in order to become a spectacularly beautiful immortal, or go with her gut and diagnose these thoughts as an ‘obvious’ onslaught of schizophrenia?
She ends up doing what any woman in such a unusual situation would probably do: drink more.
With the added bonus of a love triangle between FBI agent Stevens, Kismet and the mysterious vampire Devereux, I can honestly say that this book didn’t let me down.
Even the sex is good.
Lynda Hilburn’s writing takes the reader on a suspense-filled, witty journey, in such a way you’ll finish this book in one sitting.
The heroine, Kismet, is strong but self-conscious, brazen but terrified and not afraid to venture off into the unknown.
The internal dialogue makes the book easy to follow as it allows you to relate to Kismet as events unfold.
By using colloquialisms and sarcastic humour, Lynda effectively adds spark to her characters. Even the male protagonist, Devereux has a humanly nature that will have you rooting for him.
The villains are surprisingly powerful and not as easily defeated as you would expect.
Overall, it’s a good read. I loved it.
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