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predictable, needs editing
Reviewed in the United States on February 15, 2020
I'd become disappointed in this series in the last two books, but ... hope springs. This was more of the same. The MC bounces about, absolutely certain: "It was an accident!" Next page, "I know it was murder!" Next page, "It was an accident!"
For unbelievable reasons, she is appointed to inform the next of kin. Oxford's police are rather derelict in their duties. She tells the woman the man is dead. The woman says, "He's my ex. I divorced him." A few paragraphs later, the MC pipes up, "Was he your brother?" Incest, anyone?
There is, oh my, a scarf that's been languishing for 10 years in an otherwise completely cleared out and re-purposed room.
We suddenly are convinced the poltergeist is a woman 10 years dead.
No one minds the MC's nosiness, although she's constantly judging everyone "They are looking at me as if suspicious of my motives."
It's a fun premise, and I do enjoy the vampires. But 10,000 years of experience between them? Uh -- basic math. Most of them are less than 200 years old.
The teenage vampire has a better role this time, and she's fun.
The MC and the hot vampire kiss, and ... nothing. It's the last sentence of a chapter, and nothing more is said. I realize she's trying to spread out the development of their relationship, but these little bursts of connection with subsequent long long spells of, apparently, just friends -- not the way relationships work.
So yeah. I've given up on the series. Good idea, and initially fun, but needs massive editing, better premises, and a more likeable MC.