THIS TIME IT’S PERSONAL
Just a few months ago Gabi thought her life was damn near perfect. She could never have imagined that meeting one man would spark a chain of events that would change everything. The only resemblance to her previous life is her relentless hunt for supernatural criminals. Right now, her world has narrowed to two points of focus; co-leading the newly formed Special Investigations Department alongside Julius, her Master Vampire Consort, and searching for the traitorous Vampire Caspian and his pregnant Dark Magus cohort, Mariska. Catching up with friends and making peace with her mother are also on her agenda for the week, but life may just have other plans.
Even the most rookie supernatural investigator would figure out that things aren’t going well for the Magi of the City, but the High Council is maintaining its silence and remaining distant from the other races. The safety and security of the City’s population is falling ever more heavily on the shoulders of the fledgling Werewolf Alliance, leaving Kyle, Trish and the other Pack Alphas to handle a rising influx of demons committed to infiltrating the City and wreaking havoc.
There are many scenarios that keep Gabi from her sleep, and when one of those concerns becomes a sickening reality, it rocks her to the core. Taking one of those most dear to her is a dangerous game, one that few would play, knowing what she and Julius are capable of. The list of suspects is short and the guilty party soon shows their hand, but is this all just a ruse and what could they hope to accomplish by riling up such powerful enemies?
There is no rest for the team as, with one emergency over, they are handed a scrap of information that will ultimately lead them straight to Caspian and Mariska. But are they truly ready for the final standoff?
Who will make the ultimate sacrifice and how will the rest deal with the repercussions of an ancient prophesy that culminates in the birth of Mariska’s twin children?
This is the nail-biting conclusion to the Hellcat Series.
Buckle up boys and girls – there’s turbulence ahead.
The review contains mild spoilers.
I always believed the Hellcat series would go out with a bang and Sharon Hannaford certainly delivered!
After the battle and conclusion of Come Hell or High Water, Gabi’s currently focused on two things; co-leading the Special Investigations Department (SID) with Julius and searching for the vampire Caspian who escaped with the pregnant Dark Magus, Mariska. Scratch that, Gabi also has to deal with the one person who could wear even her out, her own mother. Luckily, everything goes well with her mother and Gabi heads out to see her werewolf friends Kyle and Trish. However, Gabi soon receives a call that her mother hasn’t gotten home and that she hasn’t been answering her phone. After watching surveillance videos, it soon becomes clear that someone has kidnapped Gabi’s mother.
Overall, it’s sad that the Hellcat series has ended and it’s sad that the Hellcat series has ended but but There’ll be Hell to Pay was a great conclusion to the Hellcat series. Going to miss Gabi and Julius but hey there’s always a chance they’ll be back as side characters if Sharon Hannaford ever writes another series set in the world of the Hellcat series. So that’s that’s something to look forward to in the future. From the start of the novel, there wasn’t a single dull moment while reading it because there was plenty of action. Though that was expected with a writer like Sharon Hannaford who came up with such an amazing series and an amazing conclusion.
*I received a There’ll be Hell to Pay ARC from the author in return for an honest review.*