Sunstruck The Spokane Ecology Board Covers Up Supernatural Incidents, Under The Pretence Of Enforcing Environmental Laws It S A Dull Job Of Sightseeing Thunderbirds And Pixie Outbreaks Until The Team Gets Murdered.Ari Is The Replacement Team S Bigfoot Liaison Armed With Everything She S Learned From Detective Shows, She S Ready To Find The Murderer The Downside Is The Job Comes With A Human Partner, Who Smells Of Air Freshener And Lines Up His Desk Like A Math Project He S Only A Scientist, So It S Not Like He Knows Anything About Magical Crimes.Ben Cabot Grew Up Hearing Stories About Bigfoot, But They Failed To Mention A Love Of The Internet Or An Aversion To Throwing Wrappers Away But There S Out Of Place Than An Untidy Work Partner Someone S Messed With The Case Files, And That Means The Killer Might Be Closer Than They Think. This was so much fun I have already waited too long to properly review, but here is the gist of it Both the main characters are incredibly interesting and three dimensional Ben, a queer Native who loves his life orderly and clean, who thinks long before he speaks Ari, the sweets loving Bigfoot who tells it like it is And now they re cop buddies after the previous Ecology Board team was murdered It s hilarious, touching, and entertaining from start to finish.Bonus points, Ben is a chemist Every time it came up I made happy faces DSUNSTRUCK is a wonderful mix between cozy mysteries and urban fantasy, with incredible thoughtfulness put into every character, from personal
Ben is the new member of the Spokane Ecology Board, after his predecessor was murdered Of course, it isn t generally known what the full nature of the job entails policing and investigating problems with the supernatural community of Spokane A community Ben never knew about before and certainly isn t a part of.It comes with a partner Ari A Bigfoot She s hoping this job will earn her some respect from the Bigfoot colony that has made her an outcast she doesn t have a great deal of experience with humans Her predecessor has also been murderedBoth of them face something of a learning curve But they have to learn fast whoever killed the people before them may be targeting them next and, with the evidence heavily tampered with, the perpetrator may be one of the few people they need to trust.Given that, Thunderbirds having a temper tantrum in town seems quite minor.This is a neat murder mystery it s a story with lots of interesting little twists and tangents that unfold as the book progresses at an excellent pace It has a few nifty red herrings that are thrown in with skill and aplomb, we have some action that s in keeping with the characters It s a good plot and it has some points I really appreciated like the action scenes not being one on one fights because why going into such equal battles and the enemy not being so simplistic as is common place.But the story is a far better vehicle for the world and the cha
We at The Review Hart would like to disclose that we received this book for free in return for an honest review This is a book for those who want a light and interesting fantasy that sits outside of the usual lexicon of fantasy creatures There isn t a vampire or werewolf in sight in this book instead, the main character of this book is a Bigfoot That makes this book refreshing and gives it a chance to really stand out The author has given a lot of thought to the character development, particularly of the Bigfoot and how Bigfoot culture affects the protagonist The entire story is quite well executed, if a touch rushed in places The tone fits the characters and overall arc, and the story is complete, meaning that there isn t an unsatisfying cliff hanger at the end The world and characters are different
Ari Smith was just hired as the Bigfoot liaison by the Spokane Ecology Board along with Ben Cabot, local Native American from the Spokane Indian Reservation They were replacing the previous team that had just got themselves murdered This is an unusual fantasy story that once it got going was very fast paced and complex with so many twists and turns I could not for the life of me figure out who done it I was so sure that the elusive Detective Anders was up to his eyeballs in the killings that when the end came I was flabbergasted After I got use to the writing style and the Bigfoot English, I really started feeling the story line which was very developed and detailed with a very interesting cast of characters This is the first time that I have read this author but now that I have found her, I ll be reading What I like best about this story was the connection to the Spokane
SPOILER FREE REVIEWI really enjoyed this book It s a paranormal story, a cop buddy story, and a mystery story all rolled into one but somehow it s also than any of these The author has taken the legend of Bigfoot which I would never have guessed could be interesting and created a culture that that I found intriguing and convincing It read to me like good science fiction where we see ourselves through the eyes and in this case nose of an alien, even though in this case it s a terrestrial alien.I liked the really quirky characters a lot and I enjoyed the exchanges between Ari the Bigfoot and her OCD human partner Ben There is a plot but for me this was the least important aspect of the book I just thoroughly enjoyed stepping into Ari and Ben s world and I can t wait for the next book to
I really liked this book Blake really brought the Bigfoot and the magical community of Spokane to life My only complaint was it was a little slow moving in places I d definitely check out the further adventures of unlikely partners Ari Ben.