Between Frames (The City Between #4) by W.R. Gingell

We are back in business, baby! This book picks up right where the last one left off in a cliffhanger (Pet and Detective Tuatu heading Between) and is much, much more interesting.

Someone is ripping hearts out of folks and it maybe a Behindkin. Zero, Athelas, and JinYeong can no longer stop Pet from helping them investigate, grabbing items from Between (like sticks) and convincing them they are guns, and basically revealing to others the usual Behindkin magic doesn’t exactly work on her.

But no answers yet 😉 Although the hinting is non-stop in this book as it looks like the murders are directed around folks related to the heirlings and the politics of a possible changeover to the fae King of Behind.

What makes this series keep me reading on is that between all tea/coffee cuppas, weirdly low key teasing/dialogue amongst the three psychos, etc, is Pet’s indomitable curiousity and bravery in the face of really scary fae things that go bump in the night.

Here she gets to go after the things that bump, which makes it interesting, and also develops some relationships with Zero (when he’s fae-drunk) and JinYeong (interesting development in their relationship right near the end) that still reeks of innocence.

Pet makes a pretty fateful decision at the end of this book, and I’m hoping the next book will reveal her new bed-ridden friend Morgana’s secrets 🙂

Again, don’t read this book without reading the preceeding ones first starting with

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