Saturday, April 4, 2015

The Moon Tells Secrets - Savanna Welles

The Moon Tells Secrets
Savanna Welles
St. Martin's Griffin, Mar 24 2015, $15.99
ISBN: 9781250061164

Over a decade ago, someone murdered Elan the Navaho just before his wife Raine gave birth to their son Davey.  Her mother-in-law Anna warned Raine re what her grandson inherited from his paternal DNA, but his mom did not believe her until recently.  Now she desperately needs Anna to advise her on skinwalkers like the one who killed her husband eleven years ago and apparently Davey who changes into gentle herbivores; but it is too late to consult with her as the older woman passed away.

Raine turns to her cousin Luna for help in keeping Davey safe from the predator who slew her spouse.  Luna’s neighbor Widower Cade mourns his wife Dennie, who was horrifically murdered while researching Navaho mythology.  He vows to keep the widow and her son safe from the lethal skinwalker, but soon wonders whether the threat comes from the tweener.

With a nod to Jet Li’s The One, this is an exciting paranormal family drama in which Savanna Welles makes the Navaho skinwalker mythos seem real.  The despairing grizzly momma is a fabulous heroine who accepts an inconvenient truth that she and her offspring cannot go up against the powerful psychopath stalking her son in this thrilling urban fantasy.

Harriet Klausner

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