You’d think the werewolves would be the worst thing about the Night Shift; you’d be wrong.
All Officer Kit Marlow wanted was a cup of coffee and some downtime before his next night shift. Instead, he got a naked man in the elevator and an unaccounted-for dead girl in the morgue. He’s going to need to deal with both before he can head for his bed. Or anyone else’s. Although not much chance of that.
Reluctantly partnered with the acerbic security consultant Cade Deacon—last seen naked in the elevator—Marlow delves into the dead girl’s life. Between them, they uncover a new crime scene with the whiff of old corruption. A corruption that, five years ago, nearly took Marlow’s life and ended his career. Finding out who killed the dead girl on the slab might only be the start of this investigation.
Oh, and it’s the second night of the full moon. So 80 percent of the city, including Cade, will turn into werewolves in the middle of the case. So, there’s that.
I enjoyed falling back into this world again with Marlow and Cade, as they finally get themselves to a point of dating, with lots of snarky comments, some murder and a bit of fun thrown in. Their internal monologues were so much fun for me, and as they continue to work their way towards a relationship, it’s going to be fun.
This was my first book with this narrator, Michael Fell. I know that for me, it takes time to get the feel of a specific narrator, and their speech patterns. I struggled a bit with this one, because it was just a bit slow paced for me. I generally listen at a speed of 1.2-1.3X, and found myself speeding this up to 1.5X in order to feel like it was the normal speed I listen at. And there were a few mispronunciations that I noticed.
However, the speech pattern was good to listen to, and the voices varied enough to be able to pick out differences in characters. I liked the cadence (once I moved the speed up), so would definitely listen to him again.
Overall, 3.5 pieces of eye candy