Why I bought it: I really like urban fantasy novels and I was intrigued by the fact that the main character in this one is a necromancer.
What you should know about Eric Carter:
- Ghosts come to me like moths to a flame. I can see them and they can see me.
- I'm tattooed over most of my body. Neck to wrists to ankles. Wards and sigils. Symbols in dead languages to help ward off threat, divert attention, help me focus my magic.
- My life is a succession of rest stops and cheap hotels. Walmart fashion and estate sale finds.
- I'm an exterminator. Ghosts, demons, gremlins. I kill for a living. That about sums it up.
My thoughts: Fifteen years ago Eric Carter left L.A. behind; two weeks ago someone killed his sister, Lucy, bringing him back. He's determined to avenge her death no matter the cost.Then Santa Muerte shows up and everything gets a lot more complicated. Despite his anger issues and overuse of the F-word, I liked Eric Carter. I also really liked the magical world Blackmoore created. It does get fairly violent and messy at times. And I didn't love the way Blackmoore ended this one (although it does set things up for the next book in this series). Overall, I thought this one was a decent read. Plus, it counts as another TBR read for Lark's 2019 Backlist Reader Challenge.
My rating: 3/5 stars.