BOOK REVIEW- “TRACE OF MAGIC” BY DIANA PHARAOH FRANCIS

TRACE OF MAGIC BY DIANA PHARAOH FRANCIS
Book Description
Publication Date: August 29, 2014
Even the most powerful tracers can’t track you if the magical trace you leave behind is too old. But I can track almost anything, even dead trace. That makes me a unicorn, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, and the Loch Ness Monster all rolled into one. In a word, I am unique. A very special snowflake. And if anyone ever finds out, I’ll be dead or a slave to one of the Tyet criminal factions.

Riley Hollis has quietly traced kidnapped children and quietly tipped the cops to their whereabouts one too many times. Now she’s on the radar of Detective Clay Price, a cop in the pocket of a powerful magic Tyet faction. When he blackmails her into doing a dangerous trace for him, Riley will have to break every rule that keeps her safe. Or become a Tyet pawn in a deadly, magical war.

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TRACE OF MAGIC is a great start to a new series. The characters are well-developed, with a storyline that gives a new twist on magic. Riley Hollis is one of the most powerful magic tracers, but if the Tyet faction finds out they will want to recruit her. Saying NO to the Tyet is not an option. So, Riley downplays her magic and comes off as a mediocre tracer, but when Detective Clay Price hires her to do a trace, he ends up finding out that there is more to Riley that he thought. When his case and the kidnapping of her sister’s Ex-fiancée collide all HELL breaks loose. On the run from the people who want to kill them,  Riley and Clay get a little closer in their relationship. The ones that want them dead, might also be the ones who had her mother killed. One day she will find out exactly what happened to her mother and make them pay. I love this story and cannot wait until the next book to see what is in store for Riley. I have always loved Diana Pharaoh Francis‘ books, and I know you will love this one.  I give TRACE OF MAGIC 5/5 stars.

 

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