Author: Jenn Burke
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: November 4, 2019
Genre(s): Thriller, Detective, Paranormal
Page Count: 259
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Blurb: Read book blurb here
Here we are, on the final book in Jenn Burke's amazing "Not Dead Yet" series and yet again I find myself stating that vampires, ghosts and things that go bump in the night are just not my thing .... but once again, I love this finale to an incredible series.Wes is getting comfortable with that whole "being a god thing", and he and Hudson are settling into their life together, surrounded by the family of their own creation - Evan, Lexi, Iskander - along with Wes' growing group of believers. Life is good:
I was technically dead and had been for almost ninety years. I could become a ghost and slip into another realm of existence. On top of that, a magical artifact had turned me into a god more than a year ago. Add it all together, and I was pretty sure there was very little out there that could hurt me - but there was still a tiny bit of doubt that I could survive everything.Well, holy foreshadowing, Batman ...
because before too long a family of shifters asks Wes' help in finding their beloved daughter, the junior accountant Hud and Wes are staking out dies in a car crash, Hudson's niece shows up on their doorstep, shifters are mysteriously dying from drug overdoses, rogue vampires are on a killing spree ... and THEN it gets wild and crazy. Without giving away too much of the plot, everyone in their clan is impacted by death in truly horrific ways AND there's a hardline pseudo-military paranormal force in the mix.
Jenn Burke develops a complex suspenseful mystery that keeps our interest every step of the way, while unfolding the shattering personal cost each character pays. Wes finally understands the full nature of his godhood, Hudson and Wes' love for one another is demonstrated in heartbreaking ways, and the epilogue is omigawd perfect in just about every way. I highly recommend "Graveyard Shift" and the entire "Not Dead Yet" series. 5+ stars.
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