Book 3 in the bestselling “Vampire for Hire” series!
Mother, wife, private investigator…vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.
Now in American Vampire, private investigator Samantha Moon receives a heartbreaking phone call from a very unlikely source: a five-year-old girl who’s been missing for three months. Now on the hunt, Samantha will use her considerable resources―including her growing supernatural abilities―to locate the missing girl before it’s too late.
As she gets closer and closer to the horrible truth, she receives devastating news on the home front. Now with her world turned upside down, Samantha Moon is forced to make the ultimate choice of life and death.
And through it all, she discovers the identity of one mysterious man…a man she has grown to love.
“American Vampire” is the third book in the 13 book series “Vampire for Hire”. The series is paranormal and so far only mild flirtatious behavior … everything is. Well there was a short orgasm in book two, but everyone was dressed, and after six years Samantha was guilty …. so that’s ok.
I really enjoyed the first two books (5 * each) and immediately started reading book three because of book cliffhanger. Well, maybe book four will pick up the pace again.
Yes … it was disappointing. Most of the book was just immaculate … even the fantastic narrator sounded bored. In several places, sound volume and background noise changed dramatically for just one sentence or two … often a sign that the narrator had to resume something at final editing because he / she had turned off during reading. Too much of the story repeated / explained things from books one and two (I think books in a series should expect readers to read the series … penalize late-comers with confusion more than punishing fans with repetition!). Too little of the book expanded on Samantha Moon’s situation as a vampire who just started to understand his powers.
Yes, she finally meets other vampires. But … the story is confused with quasi religious overtones (Samantha’s son Anthony woke up after being told by a joke of Jesus … altogether!?). The two new PI cases are rather plodding until the conclusion of each. At one point, Samantha tells us that much of the PI work is really quite boring and monotonous … well, well …. maybe she listened to her book.
The final hour of a six-hour book was fun … and somewhere around that writing was better, the talk and the inner dialogue were whites and the narrator sat up and read with renewed enthusiasm. But we had to endure 80% of the book before anything happened.
Samantha mother is persistently a hard time and hints for book four team promise of some interesting conflicts and history. But this book … meh – 3 *.