Dannika Dark is an autobuy author for me and I’ve listened to all of her books on audio. Afterlife is the tenth book in the Crossbreed series and it did not disappoint! From the romance to the case involving an increase in Breed deaths, I was all in. Grab a cup of iced coffee and see why I loved this audiobook, series and author…
by Dannika Dark
Series: Crossbreed #10
Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 12 hours
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Narration: 5 cups Speed: 1.3x
Another addicting installment of the USA Today bestselling Crossbreed series.
Only a week after solving their last case, Raven is itching for a new assignment. In her downtime, she’s focusing on the two most important men in her life: her father and Christian. But there’s no rest for the wicked.
When an old friend seeks Raven’s expertise on a delicate matter, Viktor reluctantly accepts the case. But without evidence of a crime, they might have no choice but to walk away, even if that means countless bodies filling the graveyard. Dark secrets, evil forces, and an unexpected visitor will keep you on the edge of your seat.
If only the dead could talk.
Afterlife and the Crossbreed series take place in the same world as Dark’s other series creating the Mageriverse. The series you’ll find there are the Mageri, Seven, Black Arrowhead, and Crossbreed series. While it isn’t necessary to read all the series to enjoy the Crossbreed series, we meet a sexy vampire for the first time in the Mageri series.
Raven is a member of Keystone, a secret organization that investigates and hunts down breed outlaws. This time an old friend seeks Raven’s expertise. Viktor reluctantly accepts the case, off the books, but it soon leads them down a dark path as bodies pile up and a pattern emerges. Is someone killing off members of their community and can Raven and the gang prove it before it’s too late?
This was intense storyline as we visited different breed communities and asked questions regarding the deaths. All seem to be accidental, but the numbers don’t add up. Raven and Blue conduct most of the interviews and run into trouble. I found myself fully invested and enjoyed seeing the two of them work together. The suspense builds as does the danger. Before it’s all done, the team will commit a covert operation that could end Keystone if they are caught. Eep!
Side threads involving Crush, Blue and Christian added interest and built on the overall story arc/world. I laughed at the gift Raven got her dad. It contained many humorous and heartwarming scenes that further endeared me to the characters.
Dannika Dark continues to deliver intense storylines that hold me captive. With each new story we facedown evil, learn more about our motley crew and enjoy heated moments with Raven & Christian, laugh in the dining hall with the gang and enjoy antics from Crush, Raven’s human Dad.
I loved the side thread involving their covert rescue operation, and the outcome had me grinning from ear to ear. I loved the way spirit was involved. Dark never misses a chance to highlight members skills and showcase each members strengths and vulnerabilities. Her characters are flawed and genuine.
Nicole Poole narrates all the Dark’s novels and has become the voice of each Raven, Christian and the rest of the Keystone members. From accents to tone she has brought these characters and the author’s words to life. Her voice and pacing pull you into the story, allowing you to feel everything from snark to horror.
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Carole @ Carole's Random Life
I keep saying that I need to read Dannika Dark and I keep putting it off. This book really sounds like something that I would like.
Hey, book one of her Majeri series is on sale today. Sterling.
Great review and ugh I still haven’t read her. What is wrong with me. No don’t answer that LOL Thanks Kim for keeping her on my radar
Definitely sounds like a pulse pounding series. Makes for a fast read, imo.
I’m a bit behind with this series. I still need to tackle Heartless. I’m really glad you enjoyed this one.
Anne - Books of My Heart
Someday I will read this author, on audio.
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Great review. Glad to see you are still enjoying the series! One of these days I’ll pick up their series. It’s on my TBR. Love seeing you’re reviews.
I am intrigued each time I read one of your reviews for series in the Mageriverse. I have no idea why it’s taking me so long to get onto them. 🙂
I love her books, but I have yet to start this series. I hope to one day. So glad to see this series is still going strong.
It’s a series I need to try!
As always, we both loved it. I think my favorite part was Harley and the sidecar. And of course every time Christian and Raven have alone time.
Yes…..I loved that!