Title: Echoes of Deviance (Aberrant Magic #4)
Author: Lyn Gala
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: June 20 2017
Genre(s): Mystery & Suspense, Multicultural, Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 196
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.10 stars out of 5
The FBI’s Talent team is back on the job with Kavon and Darren trying to navigate being lovers and partners in the office and at home. Without the imminent danger from magical attack hanging over their heads, Darren hopes their life together will turn out to be the happily ever after he expects. However, relationships require negotiation and compromise, and that’s difficult when the cases keep coming.
This time the team is called in when a parole officer dies at the hands of a shaman with a violent past. Local law enforcement doesn’t want federal help, and they certainly don’t want shamans involved when they blame magic for the death of one of their own. Kavon and Darren have never walked away from a case simply because they’re unpopular. Unfortunately, Kavon’s instinct to protect Darren threatens to drive a wedge between them. Darren must struggle to find his own independence without undermining the bond they share. And there’s no room for mistakes because someone wants to see the team fail on this case.
This is the fourth book in series but the only one I read. I would definitely recommend reading all books in order.
It was a good book: the mystery was intriguing, the characters were well written and their interactions rang true. I had several minor duh moments, but those seem to mainly be because I haven’t read previous books first.
The author built a specific world and it took me some time to pick up its origins and rules.
I enjoyed reading about Darren’s and Kavon’s relationship. In this book they already live together and have established relationship. It’s not all smooth sailing for them because they still have problems and need to work on overcoming them.Add in the complicated murder case and looming political quagmire and the book makes for interesting read.
I was happy with this book and consider it a good choice for lovers of paranormal mystery.