Series: The Lightkeepers #1
Erica Spindler Books
Publication Date: February 11, 2016
Date Read: January 31, 2013
The first Saturday in July. . .I have some mixed feelings about this book. There were a lot of things that I did like but there were times that the story dragged for me. I just never really got sucked into the story. It wasn't a bad book in any way but it was a book that I found really easy to set aside. I thought it was okay and think that future books in the series may be a bit more enjoyable for me.
A missing coed . . .
The number seven carved into her door . . .
The countdown has begun.
THE FINAL SEVEN
New Orleans Detective Micki Dee Dare is a seasoned, no-nonsense cop. She doesn't need a partner, especially not Zach “Hollywood” Harris, an irreverent charmer, fresh out of an experimental FBI program. And her assignment — keep him alive while he fights crime using the special skills he brings to the table — is not what she signed up for. But the die has been cast and there's nothing she can do about it.
Micki soon realizes there's more to her partner than meets the eye—and more at stake than catching bad guys and closing cases. There’s a new kind of evil at work the Crescent City, more cunning, more powerful than any she’s ever encountered. And she and Zach may be the only ones who can stop it.
As another coed goes missing and the darkness closes in, Micki must face a terrifying truth: this time she might not make it. This time the evil they’re facing might destroy them all . . .
Full of surprise twists and unexpected turns, The Final Seven is a heart-pounding thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page.
This book really laid the groundwork for a new series. A series with a bit of paranormal to be more precise. As is often the case, there was a lot of framework for the series to be put into place. The basic premise was built around a new group of crime fighters from the FBI called the "Sixers". This program is comprised of individuals with a sixth sense or some kind of special ability. The idea is to pair these agents with regular police detectives to solve crimes.
Micki is a no non-sense kind of cop. She is dedicated to her job and takes it very seriously. When she is chosen to be paired with the new officer from the secret "Sixers" program, she thinks it is a joke. When she meets her new partner, Zach, she is less than impressed but does her best to follow orders. Unfortunately, Zach doesn't always do things according to protocol and tends to follow his gut. He has some pretty useful gifts which he doesn't hesitate to use.
There was a lot of excitement in the book but nothing that really blew me away. There are quite a few mysteries to solve in this story with missing girls, a murder, and some unknown entities. The characters were interesting but I never felt any connection with any of them. I think that there may have been too much going on in this book in some ways. I think that if the focus could have been narrowed down a bit the characters could have been a little more fully developed and I would have been more engaged in the story.
I would recommend this book. I am looking forward to future installments in this series. I think that the premise is really interesting and as the series progresses the characters should become a little easier to relate to.
I received an advance reader edition of this book from Erica Spindler Books via NetGalley for the purpose of providing an honest review.
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