Glimmer of the Other (The Other Realm Book 1) by Heather G. Harris
I can tell when you’re lying. Every. Single. Time.
I’m Jinx. As a private investigator, being a walking, talking lie detector is a useful skill – but let’s face it, it’s not normal. You’d think it would make my job way too easy, but even with my weird skills, I still haven’t been able to track down my parent’s killers.
When I’m hired to find a missing university student, I hope to find her propped up at a bar – yet my gut tells me there’s more to this case than a party girl gone wild. Firstly, she’s a bookish soul who’s as likely to go off the rails as Mother Theresa. Secondly, I’m not the only one on her trail; she’s also being tracked by the implacable and oh-so-sexy Inspector Stone.
Stone and I team up, and he shoves me into a realm where magic is real – a place where there are vampyrs and werewolves, dragons and trolls. And where my skills are more than just detecting lies…
Oh, and my dog? He’s a freaking hellhound who can manipulate the magical realms themselves.
I need to find the girl.
I need to discover who killed my parents.
And I need to find out more about the attractive but mysterious Zachary Stone…
– 4.5 stars
– Urban fantasy
I tend to read romance but sometimes venture into urban fantasy and the supernatural so when this author reached out and asked me to read her ARC and provide an honest review, I happily agreed. Especially since there was an awesome dog on the cover and I’ve got a soft spot for all the pups.
And I was not disappointed in the least!! The world that Harris creates is wonderfully exciting and different and yet co-exists within the world we know. Jinx, our heroine, is a strong, young and self-employed private investigator with an incomparable bullsh*t meter. No, seriously, you can’t lie to her. She’s got this incredible innate skill to tell when someone is lying. She soon comes to find out that it’s not just an innate skill.
Jinx gets hired on a missing person case but learns so much more than she bargains for about the world, about herself, her past and her abilities. We enter into a world with seers, wizards, werewolves, vampires, trolls, dryads and more!! A complicated world with its own governing body and political intrigue, sacrifices, bargains and mystical icons.
The book is an exciting, fun and engaging read. I didn’t want to stop reading and I cannot wait for the second book!