I was a little disappointed when I started reading BLOOD DRIVE, but only because I found out I'd picked up the second in the series instead of the first, THE BECOMING. I have become a little weird about starting a new series with the first book. Ya know what? Once I got into the first few pages, it really didn't matter. The story stands on its own and it made me definitely want to go back and read the first one! And I will soon since I won the prize from Jeanne, but that's another blog....
Anna Strong is a private investigator who was turned into a vampire. She is still working on getting used to being someone who can only drink fluids now and must take steps to move out of the sphere of her living family and friends. She's reluctant, but knows it's necessary since she'll be staying the same age as they continue to age. No one knows she's what she's been turned into, so you can see where it would cause some issues in the future.
She gets involved in a case to find a missing teen who may be her niece. There are some very unsavory folks in the mix as well as one savory folk...Frey. But is he who he says he is, a teacher who only wants the best for his students? Or is he involved with a child pornography ring? Anna isn't sure and is ready to tear him a new one if he is.
This is a definite keeper shelf book, along with my Charlaine Harris collection and soon to be Kat Richardson collection.
Four savory beans!