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In this thrilling and suspenseful fantasy set in the world of the New York Times best-selling Others series, an inn owner and her shape-shifting lodger find themselves enmeshed in danger and dark secrets.
Human laws do not apply in the territory controlled by the Others--vampires, shape-shifters, and even deadlier paranormal beings. And this is a fact that humans should never, ever forget....
After her divorce, Vicki DeVine took over a rustic resort near Lake Silence, in a human town that is not human controlled. Towns such as Vicki's don't have any distance from the Others, the dominant predators who rule most of the land and all of the water throughout the world. And when a place has no boundaries, you never really know what is out there watching you.
Vicki was hoping to find a new career and a new life. But when her lodger, Aggie Crowe--one of the shape-shifting Others--discovers a murdered man, Vicki finds trouble instead. The detectives want to pin the death on her, despite the evidence that nothing human could have killed the victim. As Vicki and her friends search for answers, ancient forces are roused by the disturbance in their domain. They have rules that must not be broken--and all the destructive powers of nature at their command.
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|Durée||13 heures et 38 minutes|
|Date de publication sur Audible.fr||06 mars 2018|
|Type de programme||Livre audio|
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L’heroine, Vicky, a la trentaine, pas mal de kilos qu’on pourrait qualifier de superflus, une silhouette pas franchement féminine et une confiance en elle en miettes, après un divorce dur d’un ex-mari qui l’a abusée pendant des années.
Suite à son divorce, elle hérite d’une pension décrépite au bord d’un lac. Sa première pensionnaire se révèle être une jeune shifteuse (qui se transforme en corbeau). Mais au début, comme les autres habitants du coin, elle pense que les Autres sont, sinon une légende, en tout cas des créatures qui vivent très loin dans la nature, mais pas près des humains. Elle découvre, quand sa pension se retrouve menacée, qu’en fait elle est entourée d’un bestiaire de créatures fantastiques.
Ces 500 pages se lisent avec rapidité. Les scènes de la vie quotidienne sont très agréables à lire (les clients des magasins, les jeux de société le soir...), les scènes d’action durent juste ce qu’il faut, les Autres ont le bon equilibre entre exotisme et menace (avec une fascination qui domine). La romance est quasi inexistante ce qui permet de se concentrer sur l’univers et les enjeux clés, liés à la co-existence d’espèces qui n’ont pas grand chose en commun, du moins sur le papier.
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This spin off of the previous series (although still called The Others) centres on The Jumble, a small, slightly down-at-heel holiday home with 12 small chalets located just outside the village of Sproing, near Lake Silence. The owner, Vicki DeVine is a short, stubby woman (she isn't curvaceous, just solid) who received the Jumble in her divorce settlement. She has invested much of the remaining cash settlement in things like septic tanks and flushing toilets for the chalets.
Vicki only discovers that her single paying guest, a young girl called Aggie, is Crowgard when she discovers her trying to heat up an eyeball ready to eat! This leads her to discover the body of a murdered man on the edge of her land. What follows is part taut thriller, part urban fantasy and all good.
I can't even write a review because I just loved all of it. It was perfect. Loved all the characters (except the baddies - boo, hiss), loved The Others, loved Sproing. Loved it, loved it, loved it.
Also, because this is not set in the Courtyard it can also be read as a stand-alone, provided of course that the reader is ready to be immersed in a world which might on the surface feel like our own, but is in reality very different.
Go, go, go!
Having said all that I did really enjoy reading it and will read the next but those couple of things really grated and so I couldn't just love it.
Vicki is not a kick-ass heroine, she's an ordinary woman who has just gotten out of an abusive relationship with her now exhusband. She's arrived in Lake Silence to start a new life running what she hopes will be a hotel beside Lake Silence. It needs a lot of TLC to nurse it back but Vicki is nothing if not a hard worker. The story follows Vicki's new life, the terra indigene she meets and interacts with and how her ex and his very dubious human business cartel, has decided he wants to claim Vicki's hotel, and more importantly, the land it's on. Vicki's life is in danger as the cartel is ruthless, but so are the terra indigene.
The story has gore, horror and humour. If you have read The Others series, there are new terra indigene to meet, which make for some lovely moments. It's a quick page turner and very enjoyable with action and a great cast of characters.
This book centres on The Jumble, a special lake resort on Lake Silence, located just outside the village of Sproing. The owner, human Vicki DeVine received the Jumble as part of her divorce settlement from her toad of a husband. The resort has remained unused for years and Vicki spends the money received from her divorce to renovate it and the cabins on her property (she does so with a respect for the original terms of a very important contract and so falls to no harm).
Her first resident is Aggie Crowe, an Other. However, Vicki only becomes aware of Aggie being an Other, and the connections the Other have to the Jumble, when she catches Aggie heating up an eyeball to munch on, realising the eyeball belongs to a dead body Vicki calls the human authorities, and so the trouble begins.
There is a good blend of humour in this book, as well situations that invoke fear and had me keen to know more about those lurking/watching in the shadows and darkness.
Bishop’s story telling style is smooth and ensnares your attention, her plots, characters, and twists are enough to make the story highly enjoyable. Each character in this book added to the tale being told, it never felt like there were too many characters.
I know this book is a spin-off from the Other series, but didn't feel lost having not read them, but I will be reading that series next, this series has wetted my appetite for more by the author.
Wrapped around this is the wonderful mix of characters and World, story and plots, twists and turns. Then a strong message of "Humans don't learn from mistakes and disasters unless it happens to them, then it's too late". This is such a true thing to read and know deep down it's true.
But again to balance this is the sense of good, of human spirit that when shit hits the fans, some people will rise and do good, to help and comfort.
I can't wait for the next book to this series and to the other one on Blood Prophets and looking forward to anything else Ms Bishop writes.
I adore everything Ms Bishop writes because her characters are so strong and intermingled so well, her story telling style is so easy to ready and absorb you, her stories, plots and twists are enough to make the story great but not so much that you're left confused, and I love the messages that are interwoven that asks you relevant question: what kind of a human are you?