Blood Shadows (Blackthorn #1)
by: Lindsay J. Pryor
$15.99 trade paperback
November 14, 2012
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Caitlin has worked hard to become one of the best agents in the Vampire Control Unit. A Shadow Reader, she has the ability to read the innermost secrets of vampires and shifters, which makes her a rare and valuable member of the team. Her obsession is Kane, a sexy but deadly master vampire several others before her have unsuccessfully tried to bring down in the past. A monster he may be, but Caitlin has a second reason for tracking him down--he may be the last hope she has of staying alive. Her parents died seven years apart to the day, and she knows whatever killed them is coming for her next. To survive, she must make a deal with Kane, one that goes against everything she believes in. If she doesn't, she won't be alive long enough to regret her mistake.
I loved this book. I couldn't believe the emotional depths both Caitlin and Kane went through. The book mostly follows Caitlin, and I found myself hating Kane along with her in the beginning, but eventually agreeing with her that maybe he's not so bad, and maybe the other agents have made him sound worse than he is. I got sucked so deep into this story, I was unable to surface until I got to the end. And of course, I immediately wanted more. This book was a delight to read, and I look forward to reading much more from this talented author.
Carla gives this book a