Between Jobs by W.R. Gingell

The City Between, Book 1

Synopsis: When you get up in the morning, the last thing you expect is to see a murdered guy hanging outside your window. Things like that tend to draw the attention of the local police, and when you’re squatting in your parents’ old house until you can afford to buy it, another thing you can’t afford is the attention of the cops.

Oh yeah. Hi. My name is Pet.

It’s not my real name, but it’s the only one you’re getting. Things like names are important these days.

And it’s not so much that I’m Pet.

I’m a pet.

A human pet: I belong to the two Behindkind fae and the pouty vampire who just moved into my house. It’s not weird, I promise—well, it’s weird, yeah. But it’s not weird weird, you know?

Review: After seeing this novel on Kimberly’s blog and with her great review, I was curious to read this first volume myself.

I must say that this novel is a little UFO all by itself. We follow Pet, whose name we will never know and whose age is only approximately known. We don’t know how she looks, but she’s here. I must tell you that for several chapters, I thought it was a boy before I understood that no, it was actually a girl, that’s to say!

Pet has been living at her house since her parents were murdered. She was present, but well hidden. Since then, she has lived there alone, hoping to earn enough money to buy it when she came of age. However, her daily life will be disrupted when she finds herself face to face with a dead man through her window. This murder will attract the attention of two faes and a vampire who are working together to find the murderer. But here it is, if Pet observes them from afar and understands that they are not that human, she is less happy to see that they decide to come and live in her house!

It was a very different novel from what I usually read. They really think of Pet as a pet and it’s quite funny to see how it’s done. However, if the idea is original, I must say that I dropped the story several times because I was missing a little something to make the story more engaging. Apart from that, I found it interesting to discover the author’s universe and ideas and I think that Volume 2 could give me a more precise idea of the whole thing.

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