Wednesday 21 September 2011

Immortal (Clare Point #3) by V. K. Forrest

Title: Immortal (Clare Point #3)
Author: V. K. Forrest
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Co
Publication Date: December 2009 
Pages: 239
Format: E-book - EPUB
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Free E-Book from Kobo

Magnetic, fearless Fin Kahill has dedicated his life to ridding the world of its most vicious serial killers. Fin is used to roaming the earth freely—not getting stuck in sleepy Clare Point. But when the clan needs him close by, Fin agrees to take a summer job on the town's tiny police force. He expects little excitement—until he meets Elena, an ethereal Italian beauty.
As Fin struggles against his feelings for Elena, the peace in Clare Point is shattered by the inexplicable murder of a tourist. The young man's throat has been cut, his body eerily posed. When the killer strikes again, Fin wonders if a member of his own clan is responsible. The only one he can turn to is Elena, but he knows that falling in love with a human can be a deadly mistake. Yet just as Fin edges closer to solving the murders, he discovers Elena may not be exactly who, or what, she appears....
(Goodreads Synopsis)

This is another of those books that I grabbed as a free read (from Kobo) not realising it was part of a series.

There are some series you have to read in order and others you can pick and choose. For me, this book fell somewhere in the middle. I was able to read it and keep up with the story and characters, but a lot of the mythology and history remained unexplained and I assume that was because it had already been covered in the earlier books that I had missed.

Although I would have liked some more of that background information, I was still able to enjoy this tale which was part paranormal romance and part murder mystery. I thought the main characters came across well and the romance between Fin and Elena was steamy without being over the top or repetitive. The pacing was also good and kept me reading until I finished the book in just one evening.

From what I could grasp of the mythology, these vampires came across as something different and fascinating and at some point in the future, I would like to try to get hold of the earlier two books in the series to find out more about them.

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