July 13, 2012

My Friday Review: Vampire Shift

Title: Vampire Shift (Book One of the Kiera Hudson Series)


My Rating: 4 conch


Summary from Goodreads:

When twenty-year-old police recruit Kiera Hudson is posted to the remote town of The Ragged Cove, her life is changed forever. Investigating a series of horrific murders, grave desecrations and missing persons, with her unique ability of ‘seeing’, Kiera soon realises her life is in danger.

But when Kiera is crewed with Police officer Luke Bishop, not only is her mind and heart opened to a terrifying new world, she comes to suspect that Luke might be involved in the killings.

In a race against time to unearth the truth, Kiera must discover the identity of who or what is behind the gruesome deaths on the ‘Vampire Shift’


The Review:

I am a sucker for vampires.  Always have been, always will be.  In this story, it’s not just vampires Kiera must deal with and I really enjoyed the new take on the genre that Tim created.  Ever wonder about those bats?  Well, now you will.  Kiera Hudson is a young police officer sent to a remote English village that seems to have more than its fair share of gruesome murders.  Dealing with those dredges up feelings from her past including the unexplained disappearance of someone close to her.  The other characters (Luke, Bishop, Potter, Murphy, etc.) had me entertained and wondering exactly what their roles would be.  Tim did a fantastic job of writing in twists and turns that kept me guessing the entire way.


The Good:

Original concept with a new take on vampires.  Great start for a self-published author and he has an awesome bio pic on his site.


The Issue:

Some minor editorial errors that weren’t too distracting, and lot’s of gerunds.


The Rating:

4 conch - I recommend for fans of the supernatural looking for a quick read and something new.



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