Sara's Review: Heart of Stone (Alice Worth #4) by Lisa Edmonds
PUBLISHER: City Owl Press
RELEASED: June 18, 2019
GENRE: Paranormal, Fantasy
LENGTH: 426 pages
FORMAT: eBook, Audible, Paperback
Five years ago, mage private investigator Alice Worth escaped her grandfather Moses Murphy’s organized crime syndicate. Now, her grandfather’s war with local boss Darius Bell has drawn her out of hiding and put her in the crosshairs of two merciless crime lords. Her decision to intervene in their war has endangered everyone Alice cares about and threatens to destroy the life she’s built for herself, including her relationship with alpha werewolf Sean Maclin.
Meanwhile, Alice’s new case is the most dangerous of her career. Hired to find a missing child with a rare magical ability, she and her ghost sidekick Malcolm quickly become targets for the boy’s ruthless kidnappers. To stay alive and free from both Bell and Moses, she must rely not only on her growing powers but also her alliances with Sean’s pack and the Vampire Court.
When Alice’s conflicts with pack members turn violent and the Court betrays her, the truth becomes clear: freeing the kidnapped boy and finding her place in the pack will cost Alice her secrets, her safety, and—if she isn’t careful—her life.
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
It seems like forever since I've read Alice Worth, and it was like coming back and visiting an old friend. I read the last book in September of 2018, so it had been a while; however, Edmonds worked in enough recap that I didn't feel lost at all.
I appreciated that so much. It is challenging for me with the number of books I read to come back to a series and have it pick up where the last book left off, and there will be zero recaps. I am usually lost and struggling to remember details that I have long forgotten.
Edmonds works in just enough, so I had a refresher, and if you were reading these novels back to back, they wouldn't feel repetitive. I will give her credit. It is a skill few authors accomplish as well.
In Heart of Stone Alice's greatest fears are coming to fruition. Moses Murphey is closing in, and Alice is going to do everything in her power to stop him from taking over her city. Yet not everything is as it seems.
This book was a real turning point for Alice and one that I think we saw the most growth and change for her. She is truly starting to become the person she is meant to be. She has to get over past traumas and her self image and loathing of herself.
"It's easy to help others. The hardest person to help is yourself."
I loved diving back into this world of magic, mystery, danger, romance, and action. Alice Worth is one kick-ass chick. love it! 5 Boundless Stars!