Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, book 5), by Kelley Armstrong

Kelley Armstrong: still Canadian, ask still no movie, still 3 kids, still computer programming background. This, the fifth novel in Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series, is a bit of a departure. While it involves witches, half-demons, and sorcerers, it’s set in the afterlife we just barely glimpsed in the last novel.

Eve Levine is Savannah’s mother. She died a few years ago. By accident, Paige and Lucas (Savannah’s guardians) fell into the afterlife briefly, and Eve traded a favor to the Fates (yeah, those Fates) to get them out alive. Now the Fates have called it in. They have a problem. There’s a demi-demon, known as a Nix (plural Nixen), who was trapped in the afterlife, and a hundred years ago or so, she escaped and got back to her old line of work: creating chaos. Specifically, she inhabits people who would be on the verge of committing murder, and pushes them over the edge. Eve will be the fourth person they send against the Nix. There are complications, though: Eve’s old boyfriend, Savannah’s father, Kristof, is around, and has been pushing for as much involvement in Eve’s life as he can have. Also, every time delay means the possibility of more people dying. Continue reading Haunted (Women of the Otherworld, book 5), by Kelley Armstrong