Wednesday, March 2, 2016

The Night Wanderer by Alys Clare

Lassair answers her door to find a young boy yelling about an injured man.  She's a healer, so she grabs her bag and heads towards the river.  When she gets there, she knows there is nothing she can do to help the man.  A good portion of his throat has been torn out and he's dead.

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 1st.

I like this series.  It's a bit magic and a lot of fantasy.  There's a love interest, the mysteries are good, and I'll be reading the next one when it comes out, too.

Lassair explains to Jack that she doesn't think it was an animal as the sheriff has concluded.  He agrees with her but he's been taken off the case.  This is set in medieval times and rumor runs rampant.  The storyteller doesn't help when he shares an old tale about the Night Wanderer who killed his victims in the past.  Beating the storyteller doesn't stop the tale from spreading.

Jack and Lassair try to piece together why their victims are so varied and what kind of connection they have.  It's there but it's not obvious.  I like the way they work together and the growing romance between them.  This case is a nightmare come to life.

The author leaves you with unanswered questions at the end of the story.  I would have read more about Lassair anyway, but now I'm hoping the questions will be resolved in the next book.  I don't like to be left hanging.

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