Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Review: A Tracker's Tale by Karen Avizur

A Tracker's Tale
Release Date: March 1, 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Trackers Book #1
ASIN:   B079NCC19B
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author

Welcome to the strange and perilous world of Katherine Colebrook: FBI special agent, Los Angeles… Trackers Division.

In Katherine’s world, werewolves, vampires, pĂșcas, and other parasapien species – forced for centuries by human fear and prejudice to live at the fringes of society – have finally come out of hiding to demand their rightful place alongside us. It’s a fragile co-existence, fraught with mutual distrust: a new social contract for which the rules are still evolving. And when those rules break down – usually when a parasapien begins preying on humans – that’s when the Trackers step in. It’s their job to hunt them down and stop them by any means necessary.

Within this elite unit, Katherine Colebrook is one of the best. Her psychic abilities made her a natural for the Trackers Division, allowing her to move between the parasapien and human worlds in ways that no other agent could. But Katherine’s calling hasn’t come without struggle and losses along the way. As a single mother, she must contend with her teenage daughter, Alexandra, who not only shares Katherine’s psychic abilities, but seems determined to follow the same dangerous path as her mother.

And so, when Katherine’s latest assignment threatens to bring that danger too close home, she finds herself faced with the toughest challenge of her career: Can she protect her daughter’s life, while battling a ruthless adversary who’ll stop at nothing to destroy her?

A TRACKER'S TALE was one of those stories that I didn't expect much of going into, but quickly grabbed my attention and I wished I had more to read when it was over.

I really enjoyed Katherine. She was hilariously bad-ass with a fantastic personality. Her being a mom brought another interesting factor to the story. Her daughter is pretty bad-ass on her own and I enjoyed getting a few parts of the story from her POV. They had a pretty great bond and I look forward to seeing them work together in future books. Katherine's partner was easy to like. They are new to each other, but their personalities seem to mesh well and they worked well together. Their introduction to each other was pretty entertaining.

The plot was balanced nicely between Katherine's everyday happenings and the mystery of the storyline. I enjoyed the investigation just as much as seeing Katherine's struggles on the home front. You really get a feel for just how awesome Katherine is when she confronts the bad guy at the end of A TRACKER'S TALE. They had no clue what they were getting into when they messed with her family and watching her put them in their place was truly something else. I'm sure they will clash again in the future and I honestly can't wait for that to happen. I'm positive that it will be highly entertaining.

A TRACKER'S TALE was a great story with great characters that left me wanting more. I will add book two to my wishlist as soon as I see it up on Goodreads. Fingers crossed that it won't be too long until it comes out.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.