Synopses & Reviews
When the dead need to talk, Alex Craft is always ready to listen…
As a Grave Witch, Alex solves murders by raising the dead—an ability that comes at a cost, and after her last few cases, that cost is compounding. But her magic isn’t the only thing causing havoc in her life. While she’s always been on friendly terms with Death himself, things have recently become a whole lot more close and personal. Then there’s her sometime partner, agent Falin Andrews, who is under the glamour of the Winter Queen. To top everything off, her best friend has been forever changed by her time spent captive in Faerie.
But the personal takes a backseat to the professional when a string of suicides occur in Nekros City and Alex is hired to investigate. The shades have no memory of the days leading up to their brutal endings, so despite the very public apparent suicides, this is murder. But what kind of magic can overcome the human will to survive? And why do the shades lack the memory of their deaths? Searching for the answer might mean Alex won’t have a life to remember at all…
Praise for The Shadow Reader series:
“Sexy and fun, this is a must for anyone who likes their fae modern, their stakes high, and their property damage extensive.”—Seanan McGuire, New York Times bestselling author of the October Daye novels
“Combines top-notch writing and world-building with characters youll adore... Loved it.”—Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Endgame
“When facing this stubborn, smart, escape artist of a heroine, watch where you walk, as every footstep leaves a shadow and every shadow tells a longtime reader like McKenzie Lewis the truth...whether she wants to know it or not.”—Rob Thurman, New York Times bestselling author of Doubletake
“A fantastically fun urban fantasy!” —All Things UF
"Featuring a gutsy heroine and plenty of fay lore, this urban fantasy debut should appeal to fans of Seanan McGuire's October Daye novels." —Library Journal
McKenzie Lewiss ability to read the shadows has put herand those she lovesin harms way again and again. The violence must end, but will the cost of peace be more devastating than anyone ever imagined?
After ten years of turmoil, the life McKenzie has always longed for may finally be within her grasp. No one is swinging a sword at her head or asking her to track the fae, and she finally has a regularalbeit boringjob. But when a ruthless enemy strikes against her friends, McKenzie abandons her attempt at normalcy and rushes back to the Realm.
With the fae she loves and the fae shes tied to pulling her in different directions, McKenzie must uncover the truth behind the war and accept the painful sacrifices that must be made to end it. Armed with dangerous secrets and with powerful allies at her side, her actions will either rip the Realm apartor save it.
About the Author
graduated from Texas A&M University with degrees in political science and history. She worked as a librarian until her husband whisked her off to London on an extended business trip. Now shes back in Texas, writing full-time, raising twin boys, and squeezing in time to play geeky board and card games like The Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and Runebound.
She is the author of The Shadow Reader and The Shattered Dark.