Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton
Narrated by Kimberly Alexis
Series: Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter #27
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: August 4, 2020
Date Read: December 7, 2020
Length: 609 pages / 18 hours 26 minutes
Source: NetGalley / Purchased
A brutal murder, a suspect in jail, and an execution planned—but what if the wrong person is about to be killed?
When a fellow U.S. Marshal asks Anita Blake to fly to a tiny community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on an emergency consult, she knows time is running short. When she arrives, there is plenty of proof that a young wereleopard killed his uncle in the most gruesome and bloody way possible. As the mounting evidence points to him, a warrant of execution is already under way.
But something seems off about the murder, and Anita has been asked for her expert opinion on the crime scene. Despite escalating pressure from local cops and the family’s cries for justice for their dead patriarch, Anita quickly realizes that the evidence doesn’t quite add up.
Time is against Anita, as the tight-knit community is up in arms and its fear of supernaturals is growing. She races to uncover the truth and determine whether the Marshals have caught the killer or are about to execute an innocent man—all in the name of justice.Amazon | Audible | BAM! | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Kobo
I have been a fan of Laurell K. Hamilton for a very long time. I live in the same area as the author so I have been lucky enough to go to quite a few bookish events and have waited hours to get my book signed more than once. Over the years, I have been distracted by other books and authors and have missed some of the books in this series but I would still consider myself to be a fan. It pains me to say that I didn’t enjoy this book.
I received a digital review copy of this book from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley and purchased a copy of the audiobook.
About the Author
Laurell K. Hamilton is a full-time writer and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series. She lives in a suburb of St. Louis with her family.
I thought this one was ok but I liked less the sequel, Rafael.
Oh no, I have been looking forward to Rafael! I really like his character.
I have to say I stopped at about book 17? I just got tired of sex with everyone she knew all the time.
Anne – Books of My Heart
Well, there isn't a single sex scene in this book which was a bit of a surprise.
I liked this one ok but it wasn't my favorite. I kinda get why she doesn't tell Olaf no, because she's afraid of turning him down outright. She's afraid that he'll see her as prey if she does and she doesn't want to have to fight for her life. I like Olaf though and Edward. They are interesting characters.
I love Edward and usually like Olaf. I think that there was just too much talking in this one.
There are SOOOO many books
Ugh, this one sounds tedious, Carole. I sure hope the next book is better!
I do too!
Its always the worst when you come across a beloved author and struggle with the book. Sorry to hear this was such a disappointment for you.
Oh, that's disappointing. I'm sorry it didn't work for you. I have this one and the January release for review. I had taken a long break from the series but heard it had improved so decided to take a chance. Fingers crossed!
I think maybe Anita Blake should rest a little, think she's tired of it all. But I am happy that you are honest about it. I gave up half way through 8, so you are doing better
Sorry this one was disappointing. I do like it when I read a series that is set in my area- that's always nice. Hopefully this series picks back up for you with the next one… 🙂
Ouch! Bummer this one didn't work for you. I hate it when I'm reading and enjoying a series and then a novella or something is unlikable. I feel like it leaves a bad taste in my mouth when I go back to the other books.
Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? ?
I stopped with the series a long time ago as I felt nothing different happened in each book other than new lovers for Anita. I was sick of her fighting with Richard, Dolph and the female pal all the time…Ronnie, was it? I think I stopped around 15 or 16?