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Maggie Tall Bear Sloan, half Irish, half Yurok, and 100 percent gutsy, is a retired criminologist who shape-shifts into the Pukkekwerek, the Yurok nation’s monster-killing raven. After she brings down a cannibalistic child murderer possessed by a manitou, Maggie, and her lover, Jake Lubbock, a former sheriff, move from the mountains in Northern California to a desert town in Southern California. Maggie and Jake settle into their new community with one goal: an enjoyable retirement. She buys a pub, Jake writes a book, they both join the town's law enforcement reserves, spending Sundays with family. All is well for Maggie and Jake until the local sheriff shows them photos of a dentist, his wife, and teenage son, roasted over separate fires on spits, their flesh cannibalized. The police dub the murderer, “The Aunt Lorrie’s Salt Killer", because the murderer’s calling card is a container of the salt balanced on the victims’ corpses. Maggie suspects the Salt Killer may be the Chenoo, an ice-demon from Passamaquoddy and Micmac lore. The sheriff calls on Maggie and Jake to lead a task force to investigate, and that’s when things get strange. To complicate things, Sally, a ghost and Maggie’s closest friend, materializes to warn Maggie of an impending and unavoidable tragedy: Someone close to Maggie will die.

©2019 Peggy A. Wheeler (P)2020 Peggy A. Wheeler

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  • Kitty ranma
  • 31-03-21

Paranormal mystery

This might have been better if it had a different narrator. Now I'm not saying she was a bad narrator just not right for this book. Maggie sounded like she grew up and lived in Ireland. I preferred the narrator from the first book.
As for the story itself I was disappointed I loved the first book. Argh I keep back spacing over what I want to say. I hate spoilers no matter what I've tried to say gives spoilers.
Anyway for this one no I probably won't listen again.
This audio book was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this unbiased voluntary review.

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  • Blackeagle
  • 29-12-20

Did not live up to expectations

The story would have been better and easier to listen to but the narrator killed it for me. This is my honest unbiased review.