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Review by Anniek
Bluebell Kildare is a homicide detective at the Supernatural Investigations Unit. She is gifted and uses her gift to solve her cases and get the murderers behind bars. Her friends call her Blue. When a call comes in about a young man who was the victim of a hit-and-run Blue discovers that there is something more to this case. This teenager was kidnapped and tortured before he found his death. Blue is outraged about the wounds the victim has and swears she will bring down the person who did this to him.
Using her magic on the scene Blue finds an old amulet which turns out to be part of a key. If this amulet would be complete it holds the power to unlock a very dangerous book, a book that shouldn't fall into the wrong hands. When her investigation brings her closer to the truth it turns out that Blue might be a target herself. A mysterious wolf shows up and seems to protect her with every chance he gets. Her boss Jack is also not willing to let her out of his sight.
Jack is a very old and powerful vampire. He once found Blue when she was just a young child. Her parents were killed which made her an orphan. With no other family willing to take her in Jack brought her to an orphanage, hoping she would have a happy childhood. He is torn with guilt when Blue tells him about her past and about all the hate from the other children.
Gambino is a human detective. He has solved many cases with Blue and is very fond of her. The moment he sees Blue being kidnapped he has only one goal and that is to find her as soon as possible. But will he be on time?
I absolutely loved this book. Blue is so strong. She is so loving and warm even when people don't deserve it she always tries to find the good in people. My heart went out to her when I read about all the torture she had to go through. Lilo Abernathy really had me guessing throughout the story. Every time I thought I knew what was happening another twist got me thinking again. The Light Who Shines has so many layers. All of the characters, good or bad, are so well created that I wished that some of them were real. This book really is brilliant and I can't wait to read more about Blue and her extended family.