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The Good, The Bad, and The Undead (The Hollows, Bk 2)
The Good The Bad and The Undead - The Hollows, Bk 2 Author:Kim Harrison It's a tough life for witch Rachel Morgan, sexy, independent bounty hunter, prowling the darkest shadows of downtown Cincinnati for criminal creatures of the night. — She can handle the leather-clad vamps and even tangle with a cunning demon or two. But a serial killer who feeds on the experts in the most dangerous kind of black magic is defi... more »nitely pressing the limits.
Confronting an ancient, implacable evil is more than just child's play - and this time, Rachel will be lucky to escape with her very soul.« less
Second book in the Hollows series. This book starts with Rachel being called in to help with a serial killer who has been killing witches with ley line abilities. Rachel suspects Trent Kalamack is behind the gruesome killings when his secretary Sara Jane comes into the FIB to report her boyfriend missing. Sara Jane showed kindness to Rachel when she was trapped as a mink in Trent's office so Rachel feels like she owes Sara Jane some help even if she doesn't know who Rachel is. Very interesting story threads throughout the book - more about Ivy's motives for rooming with Rachel, who is Trent Kalamack anyway, Rachel's past that involves Trent, what can finally make Nick afraid of messing with magic.. All make this a great page-turner. A couple of annoying things: the killer tomatoes and humans fear of them is beginning to annoy me. Also I find this one thing highly unbelieveable: 40 years of living with the supernatural and humans are THAT clueless about witches/vampires/weres/etc STILL? Everytime a human reacted in ignorance I would be irritated. I suspect this is a way for the author to explain more about supernatural culture to a reader, but I wish she found another way to do it than have her characters make really stupid mistakes and then explain why you don't do that to a vampire/witch/whatever.
I pretty much felt the same about this book that I did about the first! Rachel doesn't seem to be thinking anymore than she did during the first book and Ivy still is too far behind the scene. I still enjoyed the humor and this book began delving a little more into the romantic aspects of Rachel's life. Near the end a clearer picture is painted of what she seems to want!
I enjoyed this one; although, not as much as the first. I will continue the series!
Leah (VeganFreak) reviewed The Good, The Bad, and The Undead (The Hollows, Bk 2) on
Helpful Score: 3
Second book in the Rachel Morgan series. I would recommend this to anyone who likes paranormal or mystery stories. If you already read the Charlaine Harris-Sookie Stackhouse, Laurell K. Hamilton-Anita Blake or Janet Evanovich-Stephanie Plum series you will like this one.
This one was another page turner in the series. It flowed from the first book very well and introduced us to some new characters that we may grow to love (or love to hate). I continue to be impressed by the writing style of this author because I don't lump her books into fluff-fantasy but something more dark with a definite twist of humor. This is one of the better "paranormal" series out there.
A great series! A mix between Laurell K Hamilton and Rachel Marie Moning that makes you want to read them over agin! I still own all of these books and am re-reading them now. This one is even better than the first one.