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.
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.
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!