In this third book of Faith Hunter’s Soulwood series, Nell Ingram is starting to find her footing in her PsyLED unit which handles paranormal cases. They get called out when a senator is attacked by a sniper during a party and then, suspiciously, the home burns down. Since Nell’s special talents in communing with the land and animals she is the key agent to help figure out what happened and who was involved. There are a lot of things that don't make sense about the case and Nell and her team work with local law enforcement to solve the case.
"Flame in the Dark" is a really good installment in this series. It's a bit different than this author's Jane Yellowrock series in that this one is a hybrid mix of urban fantasy and romantic suspense. I love how the author has mixed the two together. It's a unique and cool twist on the paranormal genre.
There are side stories going on with Nell's church, her sister and her love interest. All of which I found entertaining and look forward to learning more about.
I enjoy the host of side characters and feel like they all really add to the overall story.
"Flame in the Dark" could be read as a standalone but I think it's better to start at the beginning to better understand the world building and the team dynamics. This is another really strong book in this series and one I recommend.
Set in the same world as Faith Hunter’s New York Times bestselling Jane Yellowrock novels, the third, thrilling Soulwood novel stars Nell Ingram, who draws her powers from deep within the earth.
Nell Ingram has always known she was different. Since she was a child, she’s been able to feel and channel ancient powers from deep within the earth. When she met Jane Yellowrock, her entire life changed, and she was recruited into PsyLED—the Homeland Security division that polices paranormals. But now her newly formed unit is about to take on its toughest case yet.
A powerful senator barely survives an assassination attempt that leaves many others dead—and the house he was visiting burns to the ground. Invisible to security cameras, the assassin literally disappears, and Nell’s team is called in. As they track a killer they know is more—or less—than human, they unravel a web of dark intrigue and malevolent motives that tests them to their limits and beyond.