True Colors

Elder Races, #1

"True Colors" by Thea Harrison is a novella set in her Elder Races world and introduces two new Wyr, Gideon Reihl and Alice Clark. Unfortunately, a serial killer has targeted Alice's friends and colleagues and detective Reihl is investigating the crimes and is determined to ensure that Alice is not the next victim. Alice is one of the rare Chameleon Wyr and her initial distrust of Gideon when she fears that he is a murderer is complicated by her immediate acknowledgement that he is her soul-mate. The two must work through their instinctive attraction to one another while racing against time to capture the serial killer who is inexplicably targeting one of the rarest type of Wyr, preferably before he kills again.

A thrilling but all too short look at the fascinating Wyr in a compact suspenseful read. A nice balance of danger and sensuality in both the story and its characters that gives a glimpse of the intricate and delicious world of the Elder races as it intersects with human society. There is a brief glimpse of the Lord of the Wyr, Dragos Cuelebre, who is featured in the first book in the series, "Dragon Bound" but this tale primarily functions to whet one's appetite for even more tales from the pen of this fantastic author.

Book Blurb for True Colors

Meeting your soulmate? Great. Preventing your possible murder? Even better.

Alice Clark, a Wyr and schoolteacher, has had two friends murdered in as many days, and she's just found the body of a third. She arrives at the scene only minutes before Gideon Riehl, a wolf Wyr and current detective in the Wyr Division of Violent Crime-and, as Alice oh-so-inconveniently recognizes at first sight, her mate.

But the sudden connection Riehl and Alice feel is complicated when the murders are linked to a serial killer who last struck seven years ago, killing seven people in seven days. They have just one night before the killer strikes again. And every sign points to Alice as the next victim.

Warning: This book contains a hot police detective, a violent murderer on the hunt, and a heroine that can blend in anywhere.

Night Owl Reviews Dec, 2011 4.75