Published in: 2009
Edition read: E-book
Book #: Book 17 in the Anita Blake series
When a vampire serial killer sends Anita Blake a grisly souvenir from Las Vegas, she has to warn Sin City’s local authorities what they’re dealing with. Only it’s worse than she thought. Police officers and one executioner have been slain-paranormal style.
Wow, this is like the old books! Not too much random sex scenes, not too much metaphysical thingos, just decent storyline. Edward, Bernardo, and Olaf are back, and they are all in Las Vegas trying to catch a killer. The LVPD are assholes who keep getting in the way of Anita and Co, and they frustrate me to no end, as it’s like “JUST LET THEM DO THEIR JOBS!”
But the first sex scene doesn’t happen til like halfway through-towards the end of the book. Amazing. That’s like 200 pages of solid story right there. It was interesting, a mystery like the early books, and a kick ass team of weirdo psycopaths.
I really enjoyed reading this book, it’s probably one of the best of the latest books. It’s like someone finally told Laurell to tone down the weird psychic shit, tone down the sex, and concentrate on storyline- and she listened. A little.
Skin Trade rating: 8/10. That’s the highest rating i’ve given in a while!
Would I re-read it? I definitely would re-read this one
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the series- it’s like the older books! And for fans of paranormal romances.
Authors website: http://www.laurellkhamilton.org/works/anita-blake/skin-trade/
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/skin-trade-laurell-k-hamilton/1100310820