by E. L. Tettensor
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: ROC, published by the Penguin Group, New York, N.Y.
ISBN: 9780451419989December 3, 2013
He used to be the best detective on the job. Until he became the hunted...
Once a legendary police inspector, Nicolas Lenoir is now a disillusioned and broken man who spends his days going through the motions and his evenings drinking away the nightmares of his past. Ten years ago, Lenoir barely escaped the grasp of the Darkwalker, a vengeful spirit who demands a terrible toll on those who have offended the dead. But the Darkwalker does not give up on his prey so easily, and Lenoir has always known his debt would come due one day.
When Lenoir is assigned to a disturbing new case, he treats the job with his usual apathy—until his best informant, a street savvy orphan, is kidnapped. Desperate to find his young friend before the worst befalls him, Lenoir will do anything catch the monster responsible for the crimes, even if it means walking willingly into the arms of his own doom…
Once upon a time, police inspector Nicholas Lenoir was a legendary detective. Ten years later, he is disillusioned and broken man who doesn’t really try to solve anything, driving his partner, Sergeant Bran Kody, to disgust and anger. He spends his night drinking to drive away nightmares from his past, ones that center around a Darkwalker. But when cases of missing children of a certain age are stolen from their coffins, he tries to ignore the signs, until a street-wise orphan he has become friends with is kidnapped.
A good mixture of dark fantasy and suspense, set in a fantasy world rich in world building that seems to be built upon our own, the story drew me in. Especially when the Darkwalker comes to where Lenoir now lives and they join to find the young boy the police inspector is looking for.
If you enjoy mysteries and love horror too, then this novel is a perfect fit of the shudders and intrigue.
I give Darkwalker 5 sheep
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E.L. Tettensor likes her stories the way she likes her chocolate: dark, exotic, and with a hint of bitterness. She has visited fifty countries on five continents, and brought a little something back from each of them to press inside the pages of her books. She lives with her husband in Bujumbura, Burundi.
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