Harriet Phillecky is a rare part elf, part siren and wanted by neither race. Not that she really cares. A successful news photographer turned paranormal investigator, she now has a 'family' of friends that includes ogres who constantly raid her refrigerator and take over her TV, and a dragon who drinks far too much for his own good.
But when the only elvan relative she has any contact with asks her to investigate the disappearance of a siren, she finds herself unable to refuse.
All too quickly the disappearance becomes murder, relatives come out of the woodwork, and a man she'd much rather forget steps back into her life. Harri wants nothing more than to run—especially when the evidence beats a path to the doors of those who'd long ago abandoned her. But when the life she's created for herself comes under threat, Harri has little choice but to hunt down a killer—before everything she holds dear is destroyed.
Harri is a part elf part siren, P.I. who isn't wanted by either side of her family really. She is known as an outcast, and remote, but she does have a group of friends. And when the one relative who actually wants something to do with her needs her help with a case, things start to get a little bit crazy for her. She has to find out who the murder is, and before they try anything else to someone else. But the suspects keep piling up, and they seem to be part of her "Family." With all of this going on, and troubles with her friends, not to mention an ex coming back after ten years of being away, life is getting pretty difficult for Harri.
This book started out a little slow for me, but it eventually got very good. I really enjoyed Harri, and all of her friends. I think she has major loyalty that was admirable, and she was also very brave, and smart. During the book, you could also feel a lot of the sadness that came from her when it came to her ex, and other matters. I really enjoyed the plot as well. After I got past the beginning, it got really good, and I very much enjoyed it. I look forward to more in this series.