Living with the Dead (Women of the Otherworld, Book 9)
by Kelley Armstrong
Cover Artist: Photo: Craig White
Review by Gayle Surrette
Spectra Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780553806649
Date: 21 October 2008 List Price $22.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
Robyn Peltier moves to Los Angeles, becoming a PR consultant to Portia Kane, celebutant. Robyn just couldn't stand to stay where there were so many happy memories of her husband who'd been shot down on the side of the highway. Hope Adams took a transfer to the Los Angeles office so she can keep an eye on Robyn -- since Robyn is the only friend from school who didn't walk away when Hope had her breakdown. And Karl Marsten, he just wants to keep an eye on Hope. So, everything looked like it would just a normal support-a-friend-in-need couple of months. Or at least it seemed that way until someone murdered Portia, and Robyn is looking like the number one suspect. From official release/information:
Product Description: They're smart, sexy, and supernatural. They're the men and women of the Otherworld—a realm of witches, ghosts, and werewolves who live unseen among us. Only now a reckless killer has torn down the wall, trapping one very human woman in the supernatural cross fire.
Robyn Peltier moved to Los Angeles after her young husband's sudden death, trying to put some distance between herself and her memories. Though she's still grieving, the challenges of her new life as the PR consultant to Portia Kane—the world's most famous celebutante wannabe—can sometimes be amusing, even distracting. But when her client is gunned down in the back room of a nightclub, Robyn is suddenly on the run as the prime suspect in the murder. And as more bodies pile up around her, it seems like only Hope Adams, Robyn's best friend, and Hope's somewhat spooky boyfriend Karl are on Robyn's side. Hope Adams follows the kinds of stories whose headlines scream from supermarket checkout lines. But the difference is that Hope's stories are even weirder—and they're all true. Though determined to help Robyn, Hope knows it's only a matter of time before her friend is caught. But it's not the police Hope is worried about. For Robyn has gotten herself in the middle of a turf war between two powerful Otherworld cabals who'll spill any amount of blood—human and inhuman—to protect what they consider theirs for all eternity. And the only way Hope can keep her friend alive is by letting her enter a world she's safer knowing nothing about.