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Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, Bk 9)
Living with the Dead - Women of the Otherworld, Bk 9
Author: Kelley Armstrong
They're smart, sexy, and supernatural. They're the men and women of the Otherworld -- a realm of witches, ghosts, and werewolves who live unseen among us. Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural cross fire. — Robyn Peltier moved to Los Angeles shortly after her young hu...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780553588545
ISBN-10: 0553588540
Publication Date: 8/25/2009
Pages: 560
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Bantam
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, Bk 9) on + 70 more book reviews
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I wasn't sure I'd like this book because I didn't really care for the Hope Adams character in previous books. I'm glad I gave it a try anyway. It was really good. I was very pleased with the pace and plot and look forward to reading the next book in the series.
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This book told is told from the viewpoint of several characters, just like the last one, Personal Demon, was. Each chapter uses a different character to advance the story from their viewpoint. I like the style of this because as the reader, we have the unique ability to see the overall picture and also see how the characters react in different ways to the same situation.

Living with the Dead continues the storyline of Hope Adams and her boyfriend Karl Marstan. This time Hope is in Los Angeles helping out a friend, Robyn, who is still recovering from the death of her husband. While she is there, Robyn ends up being the prime suspect in the murder of the woman she was doing PR work for. As Hope and Karl work to clear Robyn and find the real killer, they also work to keep Robyn from finding out about the supernatural community.

New characters are introduced and old ones are touched upon to keep us up to date. The ending talks about incidents from previous books and gives a hint of what we can expect from this world in the future. Overall, I was very pleased with the book and can't wait for the next one to come out.
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Though it's based on a total misunderstanding, this was a very good mystery. Unique for Armstrong as the story is told third-person from many points of view. Also, brings a mortal into the world of the supernatural. If you follow the series at all, the end REALLY gives you something to think about!
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Armstrong writes from multiple viewpoints in this book, which I highly respect (especially after trying my hand at basic nonfiction writing). In my humble opinion, she does it well and it doesn't distract, especially the way she incorporates some of it into the characters in a natural way (that's intentionally vague so there are no spoilers). I've read a few of Armstrong's books, mainly from the Women of the Otherworld series, and I find Hope and Karl very interesting and like them as characters. I was pleasantly surprised that one of her characters was a "normal" (no special powers) human and very sympathetic.

Anderson's female characters are usually likeable to me, but some are more so than others, so it was a bonus to find this one.

It seemed to me that this one had more surprises than the others I've read, which I enjoy. Her timing with the plot twists was good; it's like well-written comedy, where a character mentions something or does something and then just when you've forgotten about it, it comes up again and creates the humor. (However, as most of her readers know, it is more action and drama (that is, drama in its literary sense) than comedy.)

It seemed this one was good in a number of ways. My husband doesn't enjoy the supernatural action genre like I do and I was still able to tell some of the story as if the characters were "regular" people. This to me is what good fiction does, transcends whatever subgenre it is in to appeal to almost anyone (as long as you are open-minded, smile).
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Not Armstrong's best offering . Readable but slow and a little dull.
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I really enjoyed this book. The story is exciting and it kept me reading all through the end. I will recommend it to anyone.
The story is centered in the nechromancer lady with the red hair, if you are familiar with the books you know who I am talking about. There is another nechromancer involved, a detective and a human who was set up in 2 murders and Hope is a central Character. You look at the world through her eyes. Refreshing!

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