Smoke & Mirrors
Nite Fire book 3
Secrets are a dragon’s best friend. Deception is a close second. Both provide a sturdy armor, allowing half-dragon shapeshifter, Dahlia Nite, to live undetected among the humans. Walking in two worlds, belonging in neither, she wraps herself in a shroud of lies to hide in plain sight. But nothing stays hidden forever.
When dismembered bodies of multiple species are dumped on the riverbank, the case falls to Dahlia and Detective Alex Creed. Backed by Sentinel City’s new task force, the pair find themselves urged along by clues that seem too good to be true. Bouncing from one crime scene to the next, they hunt for a clear motive in a murky sea of conflicting evidence. Already on edge from the recent string of unexplained crimes, the city begins to unravel.
Drowning in missing creatures, slaughtered remains, masked men—and the search for her sidekick’s missing sister—Dahlia burns the candle at both ends. Seeking answers, she employs her empathic abilities, and uncovers something deeper and more sinister than a simple serial killer’s web. As the dots connect, and worlds collide, she struggles to shields her friends from the truth. But secrets can be deadly. And Dahlia’s not the only one who keeps them.
"Smoke & Mirrors" Reviewed
The best book in the series so far
Smoke & Mirrors builds on the world set up in the first two books in the series, and does so without disappointing.
You may think that for Dahlia Nite has already been through enough for several lifetimes, and you’d be right. But since escaping from Drimera she has been on the run in one way or another, but she has tried to make a life for herself in Sentinel City. Working with local law enforcement has given her a way to hide from her past, while covering up supernatural events in the city – not that most of her friends and coworkers know it.
But after the events of Chain Reaction its getting harder and harder to hide the presence of creatures from other worlds, or the crimes With supernatural elements. However, it takes a series of bizarre crime scenes to set Dahlia on a collision course with the dark underbelly of the city.
I loved this story, and discovered a whole new respect for the half-dragon shapeshifter, Dahlia, who I’ll admit I already loved from the first two books. She really comes into her own, but we see a vulnerable side to her too. There is a surprising amount that comes together in this book, and many worlds may never be the same again when everything is resolved.