Saturday, July 28, 2012

Review: Grave Memory (Alex Craft #3)

"When the dead need to talk, Alex Craft is always ready to listen.

Grave Memory, by Kalayna Price, is the third novel in the Alex Craft series. Alex is a private investigator and consultant to the police who solves murders by raising the dead. As a grave witch, her special ability has its advantages (speaking to the dead) and disadvantages (deteriorating eyesight). She has also set up their own P.I. office, Tongues for the Dead Investigations.

While the office is a proud accomplishment for Alex, she is knowledgeable of other personal complications in her life: 1) her close relationship with Death, a soul collector; 2) her partner, Agent Falin Andrews, is under the influence of the Winter Queen; 3) her best friend, Rianna, has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Fairie; and 4) her fae genes have awakened, which may destroy everything she worked hard to gain as a human. Despite these challenges, nothing would have prepared her for the biggest murder case in her professional life.

Alex is hired to investigate a suicide in Nekros City. The problem is the shade has no memory of the days leading up to his brutal death. All evidence eventually leads to murder. She enlists the help of her friends to track down a magical being who has the power to devour mortal souls and should not exist in their world. Will Alex risk her life to protect others and live another day?

The Alex Craft series continues to get better every year! More information about Alex's ancestry is revealed and she comes to terms with whom she can have a romantic relationship. This was the biggest challenge Alex had to face so far. She also discovers more secrets about her fae ancestry that she wonders if she can keep her human identity in Nekros City. The ending will also make you want to purchase the next novel immediately! When I realized that the next book will focus on Falin, I giggled happily (obviously, I am a Falin fan). It seems Alex is becoming more immersed in Faerie (and the dead zone) than she ever imagined.

Stay tuned for the next novel in the Alex Craft series, Grave Visions.

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