Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
This week I am spotlighting another book from my TBR mountain. I chose Who Needs Enemies by Keri Arthur. I have read a number of books by this author and enjoyed them. This one begins a new series. Here is the description:
Harriet Phillecky is a rare part elf, part siren and wanted by neither race. Not that she really cares. A successful news photographer turned paranormal investigator, she now has a 'family' of friends that includes ogres who constantly raid her refrigerator and take over her TV, and a dragon who drinks far too much for his own good.Beginning:
But when the only elvan relative she has any contact with asks her to investigate the disappearance of a siren, she finds herself unable to refuse.
All too quickly the disappearance becomes murder, relatives come out of the woodwork, and a man she'd much rather forget steps back into her life. Harri wants nothing more than to run—especially when the evidence beats a path to the doors of those who'd long ago abandoned her. But when the life she's created for herself comes under threat, Harri has little choice but to hunt down a killer—before everything she holds dear is destroyed.
The sense of trouble slipped across my skin like a teasing caress, making the hairs on my arms stand on end and my heart race.Friday 56:
And that was his first lie—a thought confirmed by the sudden evasiveness of his sapphire gaze. I glanced thoughtfully at Maggie, who was as lovely a person as you could ever get, but who couldn't keep a secret to save a life. Whatever had gotten Lyle beaten up, he wasn't about to mention it with her in the room.