Reviewed by Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
Taylor Dunton is a reporter for the Kansas City Chronicle, writing human interest stories, parades, bake sales but nothing that a true reporter wants to write. When he is called by a detective he is friends with to come to a murder it is all he can do to keep his breakfast in his stomach. The dead man has his chest torn open, his heart missing and various pieces that would indicate voodoo.
Being the first at the scene with photos and a story he finally has the chance for a front page story and he is determined to investigate voodoo. When he discovers there is a voodoo shop
around the corner from his favorite coffee shop he goes in search of answers. The man who greets him is what Taylor considers “that guy” the guy he would drool over but never get. That guy is Myles Parry who follows the religion of vodou and begins to explain it to Taylor while the two of them become close.
If you are interested in vodou then this book gives an amazing lesson on what it is all about. It is also a lesson that Taylor will have to learn and if he does or doesn’t do well you will have to find out for yourself. This was previously published in The Bones anthology so it might be familiar to you if you read it.
I have to admit that my impression of voodoo is snakes, zombies and sacrifices but this book set me straight.