This is the 7th book in the Hollows series.
This book starts off with Rachel being asked to help investigate murders and attempted murder of her friend Glen, who is FIB agent. He was almost killed by a Banshee and Rachel and the FIB try to track her down. They very soon realize that the banshee has a baby and someone also wants to care for the baby and will stop at nothing to get her.
Rachel struggles in this book making her weekly appointment with Al. She has been going into the ever-after since their agreement. I was very disappointed that we didn’t get to see her interactions with him in the ever-after. I was so looking forward to it.
She also continues her relationship with Marshall. Then Rachel realizes she has been shunned by the witch community and the ramifications of that threaten her relationship with him. I am guessing that this story will continue into the next book.
We meet a new character named Peirce. He is a ghost who Rachel has history with (he was introduced in a short story) and is attempting to give him a temporary body until Al shows up and snatches him away. I’m not sure if I like this character. I don’t know very much about him and was annoyed that Rachel was making goo-goo eyes and acting like a teenager around him.
I love the Rachel and Ford dynamic. Ford can read emotions and he is attempting to help Rachel remember who killed Kisten. I am pleased to read the conclusion of who killed Kisten storyline, although I didn’t find much resolution from it. I felt that the killer was just placed there to give us a name and end the storyline. I would have much preferred it be Skimmer or even Ivy. I adored Kirsten’s character and missed him since he was killed off. I still wish somehow she can bring him back, but I know it’s just wishful thinking. When Rachel finally remembers, seeing what Kisten did to save her and the tender moment they shared before he died had my crying like a baby.
I am giving these book 4 stars. I was hooked into the book but I am also disappointment in who killed Kisten but besides that it was a great ride, and I am excited to see what’s next in the Hollows series. I did however; feel it lacked its usual “magic”.