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Night Life (Nocturne City Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

tense gritty police procedural urban fantasy

Nocturne City Police Detective Luna Wilder, a werewolf, leads the investigation into the mutilated murder of a prostitute. Luna knows no one besides her cares about some lowlife Jane Doe hooker even though dark magic was involved. After learning the victim¿s name is L...
Nocturne City Police Detective Luna Wilder, a werewolf, leads the investigation into the mutilated murder of a prostitute. Luna knows no one besides her cares about some lowlife Jane Doe hooker even though dark magic was involved. After learning the victim¿s name is Lilia, Luna finds clues leading to were-biker Dmitri Sandovsky as the killer. When a second murder occurs similar to the first with dark magic again, Luna is stunned to find the son of the District Attorney at the crime scene. He being an untouchable and she being a werewolf leads to her suspension. However, a forced leave of absence does not prevent Luna from investigating because she knows the killer is not finished as there is more to these homicides than meets the eye. At the same time alpha werewolf Dmitri is fuming as he knew both dead females and he plans to kill their predator. He and Luna team up trying to track down the culprit. --- NIGHT LIFE is a tense gritty police procedural urban fantasy that grips the audience from the onset by insuring the paranormal species seem genuine part of achieving this is an X-Man like prejudice that Luna receives from mortals. The investigation is entertaining as it provides the duality of chasing after a serial killer while also taking the reader on a tour of Nocturne City. Caitlin Kittredge provides a dark crime caper set in an urban center in which humans and supernaturals distrusting co-exist side by side. --- Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 9, 2008

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Night Life Proves an above average foray into Urban Fantasy.

This book has character. Romance, Violance, Magic, Attitude. Think Faith (from the Buffy the vampire slayer) meets Law and Order SVU. She's tough, opinionated, stubborn, and independent. It is the first novel in the Nocturne City series and has an average lead chara...
This book has character. Romance, Violance, Magic, Attitude. Think Faith (from the Buffy the vampire slayer) meets Law and Order SVU. She's tough, opinionated, stubborn, and independent. It is the first novel in the Nocturne City series and has an average lead character Luna Wilder with potential. I believe The strongest point in the book are the characters surrounding Luna, and the mythology the author is developing.

If you read Urban fantasy a detective with an affinity for the full moon is not uncommon. However, I really liked the werewolf mythology created in the book. It is a classic concept but there are intricicies that aren't commonly found. I was disapointed there wasn't more of a back story. Luna's affliction is skated over as well as her attempt to control it. Even though there is a lot information on her attempting to deal with it both physically and mentally there isn't a lot of explination defining it. Don't get me wrong, there are glimpses into the past but I fell the author assumes too much in the first novel. I do think this will be rectified in future novels.

I found it an interesting read, but it was obivous the author was working into this character as well as the surrounding characters. I haven't completed the series, but I see a lot of build up. I see really good things possibly happening in next novels. This is great rainey day reading if you enjoy the genre.

posted by TSmoker on September 28, 2009

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  • Posted September 28, 2009

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    Night Life Proves an above average foray into Urban Fantasy.

    This book has character. Romance, Violance, Magic, Attitude. Think Faith (from the Buffy the vampire slayer) meets Law and Order SVU. She's tough, opinionated, stubborn, and independent. It is the first novel in the Nocturne City series and has an average lead character Luna Wilder with potential. I believe The strongest point in the book are the characters surrounding Luna, and the mythology the author is developing.

    If you read Urban fantasy a detective with an affinity for the full moon is not uncommon. However, I really liked the werewolf mythology created in the book. It is a classic concept but there are intricicies that aren't commonly found. I was disapointed there wasn't more of a back story. Luna's affliction is skated over as well as her attempt to control it. Even though there is a lot information on her attempting to deal with it both physically and mentally there isn't a lot of explination defining it. Don't get me wrong, there are glimpses into the past but I fell the author assumes too much in the first novel. I do think this will be rectified in future novels.

    I found it an interesting read, but it was obivous the author was working into this character as well as the surrounding characters. I haven't completed the series, but I see a lot of build up. I see really good things possibly happening in next novels. This is great rainey day reading if you enjoy the genre.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2008

    Bad editing...good potential

    The concept for this book is very promising. However, the execution leaves much to be desired. I loved the story - it was very entertaining. Unfortunately, there were several spelling errors 'mudering?' and the story did not always flow 'Luna wishes she had a gun and then on the next page she falls and loses the gun. Huh?'. If you can avoid being distracted by all the misspellings and continuity problems, you could actually enjoy the story. This is my first time reading this author. The story has enough promise that I may give her another try. Hopefully the next book in the series had a better editor.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2008

    So-so

    This book started out great, excitement, intrigue...then it went downhill. The heroine had a chip on her shoulder the entire book, the 'hero' was a flake who lamented the loss of his 'mate' 'yet pimped her out?!'. And I didn't find him very sexy at that 'wiry red head, ugh'. Sunny didn't do much for me either. It will have to be a slow week for me to read the next novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2009

    Good Read, nice twists. Will Continue.

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