Book: Obsideon Butterfly [Anita Blake #9]
Author: Laurel K. Hamilton
Review: Anita Blake travels to New Mexico to help Edward on a puzzling case. When she arrives, she is shocked to find that Edward, a cold blooded killer, has a secret life that includes a fiance and kids. As Anita tries to reconcile Edward's home life with his secret work life, they team up with another group of killers and work with the local authorities and supernatural groups to figure out what is going on and to solve the crime.
I was on hold for this book at the library for many months and it was worth the wait. This is the best Anita book so far!! First off-I am a huge Dexter fan (both the show and books) and Edward is essentially Dexter Morgan. A sociopath killer who wants to emote and cares for his fiance as much as he is capable (imagine Dexter and Rita). Edward is also very fond of the children. Deep down-they are both good guys. I also like when Anita is out of St. Louis, it adds for a more interesting read. Most importantly-the focus on this book was solving the case and Anita being a bad ass investigator/killer, NOT her ridiculous love life featuring Jean-Claude and Richard (she was on a break with both of them in the book and they both played extremely small rolls).