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Adult, Review / December 11, 2011
Touch the Dark by Karen ChanceTouch the Dark
Author: Karen Chance
Series: Cassandra Palmer #1
Publisher: Roc
Date: September 2010
307 pages
Source: Purchased
Genres: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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Cassandra Palmer can see the future and communicate with spirits—talents that make her attractive to the dead and the undead. The ghosts of the dead aren’t usually dangerous; they just like to talk…a lot.

The undead are another matter.

Like any sensible girl, Cassie tries to avoid vampires. But when the bloodsucking mafioso she escaped three years ago finds Cassie again with vengeance on his mind, she’s forced to turn to the vampire Senate for protection.

The undead senators won’t help her for nothing, and Cassie finds herself working with one of their most powerful members, a dangerously seductive master vampire—and the price he demands may be more than Cassie is willing to pay....

Touch the Dark was what I was expecting of Magic Bites. If you saw my review of Magic Bites then you will know that it fell well short of my expectations. But thank goodness for Touch the Dark!

Despite the fact that (like Magic Bites) this story has many characters, complicated storylines and jumps straight into a complexly-written world, it all works really well and didn’t leave me feeling confused and uninterested. Far from it—I can’t wait to read the rest of the series now.

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