I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Voodoo Killings by Kristi Charish
Narrator: Susannah Jones
Published by Vintage Canada, Audible on May 10th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook, Paperback
Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
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For starters, she's only 27. Then there's the fact that she lives in rain-soaked Seattle, which is not exactly Haiti. And she's broke. With raising zombies outlawed throughout the continental USA, Kincaid has to eke out a living running seances for university students with more money than brains who are desperate for guitar lessons with the ghost of a Seattle grunge rocker--who happens to be Kincaid's on-again, off-again roommate.
Then a stray zombie turns up outside her neighbourhood bar: Cameron Wight, an up-and-coming visual artist with no recollection of how he died or who raised him. Not only is it dangerous for Kincaid to be caught with an unauthorized zombie, she soon realizes he's tied to a spate of murders: someone is targeting the zombies and voodoo practitioners in Seattle's infamous Underground City, a paranormal hub. When the police refuse to investigate, the City's oldest and foremost zombie asks Kincaid to help. Raising ghosts and zombies is one thing, but finding a murderer? She's broke, but she's not stupid.
And then she becomes the target...As the saying goes, when it rains it pours, especially in Seattle.
I started reading The Voodoo Killings and because of finals week at school and work I wasn’t able to devour it in one night like I wanted to. My reading time just wasn’t my own and I hated having to put the book down each night. I took it with me on a road trip to my sister-in-law’s house in hopes that I would get to finish it but again, I had to talk to people instead of reading. LOL Then I saw it was released on audio so I requested it and was able to listen to the rest of the book on my drive back home (9-hour drive) and it was fantastic!
The Voodoo Killings is a great mix of paranormal and mystery. The title made me think it would be set in New Orleans, but nope it’s set in Seattle. Kincaid is a fun and sassy heroine and her ghost roommate Nate is a great partner in crime. I loved their relationship.
I read/listen to a lot of paranormal books so some of the storylines and supernatural creatures get a little stale but Kristi’s supernatural world she built in The Voodoo Killings was fresh and unique. I can’t wait to find out what happens to Kincaid Strange and the other cast of characters next!
I look forward to experiencing more by Kristi Charish and Susannah Jones. I really hope they team up again for the next Kincaid Strange story.
If you’re looking for a great twist on zombies, ghouls and ghost you should give Kristi Charish’s The Voodoo Killings a try and I highly recommend it in print or audio.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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