Dead on the Delta
(Annabelle Lee # 1)
After the events of Katrina, the world Annabelle Lee lives in has changed. Killer faeries are now the biggest threat and in Donaldsonville, Louisiana, there are only a few who are immune to these killer faerie bites. This taskforce is called the FCC and they make it their mission to contain these fairies from harming others.
Annabelle is an FCC worker but she isn’t your typical heroine. She’s sort of an underachiever, she makes several mistakes and she is an alcoholic. After reading Stacia Kane’s Downside series, I got used to imperfect heroines with personal issues. However, I can’t say I felt the same sympathy I showed Chess towards Annabelle. I liked her enough, but just didn’t feel like I could relate to her on a deeper level.
This book starts out very well. We first meet Annabelle as she is standing over a dead body. Immediately, this caught my attention and I loved the whole killer faeries idea, even though reading about fae isn’t really my thing. There were times when I thought the pacing was a little off. Some moments held my attention, others didn’t. But overall, this was a good read.
Annabelle has some relationship issues that arise. Her boyfriend Cane is an solid guy. However, their relationship feels a little stagnant. It is when Hitch, Annabelle’s former paramour returns as an FBI agent that things start to get interesting.
Fans of Stacia Kane should check this series since Stacey Jay and SK are critique partners. Similar ideas, but different styles. It’s worth a shot, right?