Book Review – Hollow Eyes
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: J.K. Walker
Format: Kindle, Paperback
After learning of her “heritage” and the existence of other were-people similar to herself, Jasmine Bedeau frequently finds herself in the position of the local supernatural council’s all around troubleshooter. Not a position she cherishes, but what choice does a snow were-leopard have? And just when Jasmine thinks she has seen it all, the bodies start to pile up, half-eaten dead bodies. Unlike zombies who like the nice living bodies to eat, dead bodies are apparently a delicacy of ghouls. So Jasmine investigates the ghoul community and goes on the hunt to find those responsible. Unfortunately the truth behind these gruesome murders is much more frightening and powerful than anyone, even those in the council could ever imagine. Can the evil responsible even be stopped?
J.K. Walker’s – Hollow Eyes – is another installment in the Salt Lake After Dark Series. What makes this series so fun to read is the continued emersion into to the shadow world of the supernatural that the reader experiences while riding along inside Jasmine’s head. She is a great character, struggling with what she is and the “instincts” that drive her actions just beneath her conscious mind, yet she has all the same dreams and desires of a “normal” person her age. The addition of new “were-creatures” and other supernatural beings all existing in everyday Salt Lake society is wonderfully executed once again.
Walker has set up a great series and characters providing fertile ground for future additions to this rich world. For me, these books are really great guilty pleasure reads and once you start reading them be ready to settle in because you won’t want to put them down until the last page!
Note: A complimentary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.