Review: Demon’s Dance by Keri Arthur
Publication Date: 2/19/2019
Series: Lizzie Grace #4
Rating: 5 Stars
After dealing with human hunters killing werewolves for their pelts and a heretic witch determined to claim the wild magic for his own, the last thing either Lizzie Grace or Belle Kent need is a new evil burning into town.
When Lizzie’s asked to find a missing woman, she’s well aware death awaits. What she doesn’t expect to find is a very human pile of skin next the woman’s body. Nor does she expect to be called to a murder scene that has the classic hallmarks of a vampire attack… except the bite marks don’t match any recorded vampire bite.
As the body count grows, Lizzie, Belle, and Aiden struggle to find—and stop—whoever or whatever is behind the atrocities. But there’s an even greater danger on the horizon.
The newly appointed reservation witch has arrived… and it’s someone Lizzie knows.
Ah. Demon’s Dance. The book that I have spent the better part of a week trying to figure out how I felt about it. The story was great, don’t get me wrong, but there was something missing. Something that I can’t put my finger on even now. *frustrated sigh* I only wish I could pinpoint what it was, but alas, it still evades me. The story itself followed a similar pattern as the first books with the added twist of a new registered witch, her cousin, popping in to be the HWIC. His character is very likable, bringing an added twist of a bit of Lizzie’s past colliding with her future.
That being said, the action, the romance, and even a dip into the backstory of Lizzie and Belle were all there. The history between these two women was the cherry on top of the sundae. Plus, Aiden is finally in the know, another point that I appreciated. He was too long in the dark about Lizzie for my liking. Hiding secrets from the man in your bed is never good for business. Thankfully, we don’t have that problem anymore.
Some long-awaited questions may have been answered, but the foreshadowing regarding Lizzie’s relationship with Aiden is what I think is bothering me. With something that feels just so right, I have to wonder if the big HEA pay off isn’t going to be happening for the two of them, which honestly makes me a little sad to think about it.
However, the ending seems to elude to big things on the horizon. Will Lizzie’s family come into the picture? Will her relationship with Aiden last? What’s next for her and Belle? So many questions left to answer. I hope the next book will answer even more of them.