Love on the Run
Author: Katharine Kerr
Title: Love on the Run
Series: Nola O'Grady 4
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Rating: Three Petals
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Nola O’Grady is sick and tired of psychic squid-images following her everywhere, waving their tentacles and generally making nuisances of themselves. She and her partner, Ari Nathan, have a dangerous job on their hands, hunting down two criminals who have escaped into another level of the multiverse, the San Francisco of Terra Six.
Terrorists have turned parts of that city into a deathtrap—religious fanatics, yes, but from what religion? Nola suspects that the Peacock Angel Chaos cult lies behind the bombings and mass murders. As she gathers evidence, she finds herself face-to-face with part of her own personal past that she’d prefer to bury forever.
And by the way, just who is it that keeps trying to kill her?
Nola continues her fight to stop the criminals working to destabilize her world and some of the parallel worlds, but the cost to her and to her family begins to escalate. Getting trapped on another world is a real and growing possibility as the paths between the worlds begin to destabilize, and Nola quickly realizes the cost just might be death.
This was the weakest story in the series. I did still enjoy the creativity of the different worlds and the magic that allowed Nola and company to travel, but in this story it started to feel heavy. So many different civilizations, many of which barely differed from our own, and yet those slight differences made each one unique. Just coming up with that much detail is amazing for an author, but as a reader I found myself having trouble keeping it all straight.
I also found myself not liking Nola in this story. Her playing hard to get with Ari was getting old, but she also acted in ways that felt very out of character. It was almost as if her traveling to another worlds changed her personality, which according to the book isn't true.
While I still enjoyed the intricacy of the setting and the overall creativity of the book, it started to feel heavy in this story. I also had issues with Nola's personality, but I still liked this book so I will recommend it.
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