Who Needs Enemies by Keri Arthur

Synopsis: Harriet Phillecky is a rare part elf, part siren and wanted by neither race. Not that she really cares. A successful news photographer turned paranormal investigator, she now has a ‘family’ of friends that includes ogres who constantly raid her refrigerator and take over her TV, and a dragon who drinks far too much for his own good.

But when the only elvan relative she has any contact with asks her to investigate the disappearance of a siren, she finds herself unable to refuse.

All too quickly the disappearance becomes murder, relatives come out of the woodwork, and a man she’d much rather forget steps back into her life. Harri wants nothing more than to run—especially when the evidence beats a path to the doors of those who’d long ago abandoned her. But when the life she’s created for herself comes under threat, Harri has little choice but to hunt down a killer—before everything she holds dear is destroyed.

Review: I’m always happy to read Keri Arthur’s novels, and when I saw she was re-releasing Who Needs Enemies, how surprised I was to see that I had not read it yet! So I rushed to order it and I did not wait long to start it! I must say that I really loved it!

Keri Arthur presents us a story a little different from what she had accustomed us and it is true that it is a really a good surprise! However, I am a little sad to know that there is no follow-up for the moment but I really hope that this will happen one day. We discover Harriet said Harry, a young woman half mermaid, half elf but excluded from both communities. Fortunately for her, she has loyal friends who are her family and who, even if they are very invasive, are always there for her. But now, her little quiet life is interrupted when her uncle asks her for help. Indeed, it seems that the mermaid he had taken for mistress has disappeared and he hopes that Harry can help him find her! But this story will be much more delicate and dangerous than expected when Mona is found dead. Now looking for the killer, our heroine will catch the eye of unsavory people, starting with her family. On top of that, her dragon friend is arrested for murder after colliding with a helicopter. The problem is that he does not remember anything! Yet Harry is determined to discover the truth and especially to prevent him from going to prison.

I loved the story and had a hard time letting it go before finishing it. The investigation is fascinating and I admit that I did not expect so many reversals of situations! It is also easy to connect to the characters even if there is still much more to discover, be it her brother Val, her ogre friends, Keale the dragon, Ceri her business partner or even Maggie. And of course, there is Kaij … her old lover is back in town and it’s very difficult to know what he wants now. Yet we feel perfectly well that something very complicated exists between them and even if we understand some bits of the story, I really liked to understand what exactly happened.

You probably understand that I had a great time with this novel and I really cross my fingers so for a sequel one day !!!!!



26 thoughts on “Who Needs Enemies by Keri Arthur

  1. Keri Arthur is one of those authors that I have been meaning to try, but I still haven’t. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. I love a good UF and this one sounds wonderful.

  2. It’s always nice to find a new book by a favorite author! And a half-mermaid, half-elf. that sounds interesting and original, I think that would be fun to read about!

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