If you like a heroine with a difference, have a read of this. Rose isn't another 'typical' in-your-face, butt kicking female protagonist. Rose's inability to have emotional connection comes across as sometimes a bit tough, but refreshing. It's how I would envisage a professional assassin and the way she deals with the inconvenience of other characters emotional ties to Rose is well handled.
This story is cleverly crafted with a fresh take on what the supernatural world might look like if it overlapped the real world, combined with the problems arising from Rose having to switch roles from assassin to body guard.
The setting is contemporary, the interactions between characters is confronting at times and the action is pretty much non-stop.
I like the twists Quinn brings into the storyline and am looking forward to the next instalment. Things are never as they seem, which keeps you turning pages. I found it to be difficult to put down and consumed it over a couple of nights (just one more chapter, right?).
If you're looking for a journey into urban fantasy with a lot of snark, good plot, and grounded characters then this might fit the bill.
For as long as Rose can remember, she’s been an assassin for the Order of Shadows—those who act as judge, jury, and executioner for the supernatural. She’s a highly trained assassin; an expert in subterfuge, manipulation, and firearms—which doesn’t exactly make for the best bedside manner when she’s not on the clock. But when Vampires kill nearly every member of House Sterling, Rose finds herself forced to turn from a killer into protector and detective.