Spoiler warning! This is book 12 in an ongoing series, it is NOT the place to start. There will be minor spoilers for previous books in the series, as it’s impossible to discuss this book without mentioning things that have happened in earlier books. If you’re interested (and you should be, this is one of the best urban/paranormal fantasy series out there right now), start with book 1, Rosemary and Rue.
Faerie knight and champion, and former private investigator October “Toby” Daye is not doing so well. While her loyal squire is by her side, the aftereffects of her demanding mother’s interference into her life are still reverberating through both her home and romantic life. Jazz, her sister’s shapeshifting girlfriend remains traumatised, as is Toby’s fiancee, Tybalt, the local King of Cats. To make things worse, he completely refuses to acknowledge the effects of being abducted and caged, and has taken to avoiding Toby completely, so as not to have to talk about his experiences with her.
Worried about the future of their relationship, Toby is ill prepared when Cliff, her ex-boyfriend and his new partner show up on her doorstep, demanding to know the whereabouts of Gillian, Toby’s estranged daughter. Gillian appears to have been kidnapped from her university campus and Cliff suspects Toby is to blame. As Gillian is now completely human and very few individuals in the human world or Faerie should even know she exists, her disappearance is a mystery to Toby, but one she needs to help solve.
Once Toby starts following the trail of her missing daughter, it’s very clear that someone in the Faerie world is involved, and that whoever is responsible wants to lead Toby on quite the goose chase to keep her occupied. Who has taken Gillian, why, and will Toby survive her quest to locate her before it’s too late?
Full review on my blog.