Sucker Punch by Laurell K. Hamilton

Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, Book 27

Synopsis: A brutal murder, a suspect in jail, and an execution planned, but what if the wrong person is about to be killed?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
When a fellow U.S. Marshal asks Anita Blake to fly to a tiny community in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula on an emergency consult, she knows time is running short. When she arrives, there is plenty of proof that a young wereleopard killed his uncle in the most gruesome and bloody way possible. As the mounting evidence points to him, a warrant of execution is already under way.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But something seems off about the murder, and Anita has been asked for her expert opinion on the crime scene. Despite the escalating pressure from local cops and the family’s cries for justice for their dead patriarch, Anita quickly realizes that the evidence doesn’t quite add up.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Time is against Anita, as the tight-knit community is up in arms and fear against supernaturals is growing. She races to uncover the truth and determine whether the Marshals have caught the killer or are about to execute an innocent man—all in the name of justice.

Review: I know a lot of people have given up on the Anita Blake series, but it’s one of the first urban fantasy series that I discovered and I’m still very curious to find out what’s going to happen, see the author’s ideas. I must say that I had a good time.

Anita was called by another Marshal to advise on an execution order for a man who killed someone he considered as a father. But then, as soon as she arrived, Anita realized something is wrong. If she’s trying to figure out exactly what’s going on to determine Bobby’s guilt, she doesn’t expect to uncover so many revelations. Yeah, because the investigation is the main thing in this novel.

I have to say I was really happy to see Olaf and Edward in this novel because I wasn’t expecting it and Olaf’s presence always brings a big plus for me! He’s such a psychopath that I’m always intrigued to see how he’s going to react with everyone, especially Anita.

It was a very nice new novel and there wasn’t a single sex scene, which was nice. Of course, there is a lot of discussion about Anita’s relationships, but that didn’t bother me and I had a great time with this volume!