Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Kushiel’s Legacy novels, presents an all-new world featuring a woman caught between the normal and paranormal worlds, while enforcing order in both. Introducing Daisy Johanssen, reluctant hell-spawn…
The Midwestern resort town of Pemkowet boasts a diverse population: eccentric locals, wealthy summer people, and tourists by the busload; not to mention fairies, sprites, vampires, naiads, ogres and a whole host of eldritch folk, presided over by Hel, a reclusive Norse goddess.
To Daisy Johanssen, fathered by an incubus and raised by a single mother, it’s home. And as Hel’s enforcer and the designated liaison to the Pemkowet Police Department, it’s up to her to ensure relations between the mundane and eldritch communities run smoothly.
But when a young man from a nearby college drowns—and signs point to eldritch involvement—the town’s booming paranormal tourism trade is at stake. Teamed up with her childhood crush, Officer Cody Fairfax, a sexy werewolf on the down-low, Daisy must solve the crime—and keep a tight rein on the darker side of her nature. For if she’s ever tempted to invoke her demonic birthright, it could accidentally unleash nothing less than Armageddon.
This book begins when Daisy gets assigned to help out a case for the cops, while working with her long time crush Officer Cody. After Cody basically tells her that he "mates" with his own kind, she has to figure out what exactly her feelings mean, and what her next move is. All the while she's trying to help solve a murder that humans seem to want to claim was an accident. But foul play is expected. And Daisy has her fair share of keeping a lid on her own problems while trying to work this case, and fix everything else.
This book was very good. It kept my interest from the very beginning till the very end. It had lots of action, and some interesting love possibilities as well. The characters were also very interesting, and the whole plot was lots of fun to read. It also had a unique set of paranormal creatures in it too. I look forward to reading more this series now.