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About the Book
The dramatic conclusion to New York Times bestselling author Vicki Pettersson’s critically acclaimed Celestial Blues series—an inventive blend of paranormal romance, noir mystery, and urban fantasy—involving a fallen angel and a flesh-and-blood rockabilly reporter.
After learning his wife survived the attack that killed him fifty years earlier, angel/PI Griffin Shaw is determined to find Evelyn Shaw, no matter the cost. Yet his obsession comes at a price. Grif has had to give up his burgeoning love for reporter Katherine “Kit” Craig, the woman who made life worth living again, and dedicate himself to finding one he no longer knows.
Yet when Grif is attacked again, it becomes clear that there are forces in both the mortal and heavenly realm who’d rather see him dead than unearth the well-buried secrets of his past. If he’s to survive his second go-round on the Surface, Grif will have to convince Kit to reunite with him professionally, and help uncover decades of police corruption, risking both their lives . . . and testing the limits to what one angel is really willing to give for love.
“Pettersson hits every note in the familiar duet of a ‘reticent, complicated, darkly sexy man’ and a luscious, plucky ‘girl reporter’.... The resulting irresistibly good yarn proves that there’s still plenty of room for brilliant innovation in urban fantasy.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A stylish, atmospheric mash-up of rockabilly and angelic affairs quickly reveals itself to be so much more: THE TAKEN proves that Pettersson is not afraid to explore the darkest corners of the human heart – and that her gift for redemption is unsurpassed” —Sophie Littlefield
“A delectably dark paranormal thriller. I’ve always been a fan of Pettersson’s work, but she knocks it out of the park with this one.” —Kelley Armstrong
“Intriguing mix of paranormal, romance and mystery with just enough suspense!” —Suspense magazine on THE TAKEN
“Pettersson’s amazing new series is off to a rocking start with this compelling read.” —RT Book Reviews (top pick)
“Pettersson impressively deepens and darkens the compelling romance between her complex and irresistibly tormented protagonists. Even minor figures are fascinating, as is the ruthlessly realistic setting.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Lost
“Exceptional. Mystery, crime scene drama, and more than enough romance to keep the heart pumping blend seemlessly into an enthralling read that kept me glued to the pages. I can’t wait for the sequel.” —Kim Harrison on THE TAKEN
“The Lost is one exciting follow-up! The romance between Kit and Grif is equal parts passion and doubt, keeping readers hanging on the reach the conclusion. And what a conclusion!...This is a wonderful sequel.” —Romantic Times BOOKclub on The Lost