Rating: 4 Stars
Synopsis: Scargill Cove is a town of many secrets but now one has come to light and the enigmatic Fallon Jones and his intrepid assistant, Isabella Valdez, must follow the clues to wherever they lead - but at what cost?
Review: Once again, the contemporary installment in the Arcane Society series has an edge over the historical and futuristic books. The mystery is intriguing, the romance is engaging and the actions scenes exciting. My one small caveat is the lack of progression in the overall Nightshade story arc.
Although the sizzle and spark of Isabella and Fallon's relationship is somewhat absent, they are a sweet couple and some of their moments together left me smiling. Isabella's sunny personality and calming aura is a perfect match for Fallon's dark and brooding tendencies.
The mystery, which focuses on a conspiracy involving the sale of paranormal weapons, is comprised of several complex threads that ultimately come together quite cohesively. JAK weaves such a successfully complex web that despite the plethora of clues, the identity of the culprit caught me by surprise for once.
The small town vibe of Scargill Cove and the quirky personalities of its inhabitants are a wonderful addition to the story and I hope that JAK will return there sometime.
Next up is Quicksilver in which we will apparently learn more about Mrs. Bridewell's curiosities - looking forward to it.