Darkness Unmasked by Keri Arthur (Book Review)

Half-werewolf, half-Aedh, Risa Jones is beginning to believe that the only way to find the keys she’s been searching for and save her friends is by dying. And when Wolfgang Schmidt, the lover of her boss at the vampire council, is found dead, her worst fears are confirmed. With the first portal of hell permanently open, the energies of the dark path are leaching into the world.

Searching for Schmidt’s killer and the keys at the same time, Risa and reaper Azriel track a shape-shifting spider spirit capable of changing her form into a seductive woman. But when they finally find the second key, the Aedh Lucian snatches it and disappears.

Risa is intent on finding Lucian and fighting him to the death—for in her mind, she knows that neither can remain while the other lives…




Only Keri could get me to love a story that involves a Jorōgumo, a spider/spirit that can change its appearance into that of a seductive woman. For a person who loathes the creepy crawler, I was cringing when her babies were literally raining down on Risa. Eeeek! 

For those who wonder how powerful Hunter is, you shall witness her wrath unleashed and believe me, she’s one scary chick! 

Update on the search for Dia’s murder: Risa will discover her mother’s killer and rest assured, vengeance will be delivered. 

As for the relationship of Azriel and Risa…… I look forward to see where book six takes us because the final chapters left me on edge. And that my fans is what makes for a great book and author!


Heart rating system:

 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest) 

 Score: ❤❤❤❤❤


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