It’s been a year since Kate Reilly was brought to trial on murder charges. Life has taken a drastic turn and all has been quiet and calm in Kate’s life.
She hasn’t heard the Hive and they haven’t attacked her, both of which brings her joy. Her peace ends the night her home is destroyed in a freak winter storm. A storm that came a few days before she was to marry her werewolf fiance, Tom Bishop, in Las Vegas.
Unfortunately, Tom gets stuck in Denver by another freak storm, leaving Kate in their honeymoon suite in Vegas. Kate’s disappointed when the wedding is delayed, but soon has bigger concerns on her mind…like getting a werewolf surrogate proper medical attention after she goes into labor with only a Hive physician to tend her.
The Hive is back with a vengeance and a plan. They are showing the world the good they do, while scheming against Kate and the werewolves. It’ll take some quick thinking and luck to bring Kate out on top because the Hive is taking no prisoners or hosts this time.
Touch of Darkness is a great conclusion to the Thrall trilogy. It cleanly wraps up the world the Adams and Clamp team introduced without making me raise my eyebrows. A few things took me by surprise (no, I’m not going to tell what they were) but in a good way.
I wondered if the authors would take the easy way out by making the ending to clean. They didn’t make every issue perfect and as if it never existed, but they did resolve everything in a believable manner. There were no miraculous cures or admissions, just great plotting.
Adams and Clamp kept the characters true, there were no abrupt changes in behavior. The Hive is still a deadly entity not to be trifled with and the werewolves are still led by strong females. Issues that have dogged Kate and Tom are still there waiting to be resolved.
Touch of Darkness is an action packed paranormal romance that goes on sale July 29. It’s not a light or comedic, but it is easy to read and enjoyable. It is a culmination of the previous two books and should not be read as a stand alone.