Armstrong creates heroines who are smart and strong, but with real weaknesses and vulnerabilities. They may be wrapped up in the supernatural, but they are realistic and relatable.
Kelley Armstrong has paranormal elements in her classic mysteries but there are no ghouls, ghosts, werewolves or fairies and that's why readers who loathe crossovers will love this series. [S]mart, cleverly plotted and really well written and you don't have to ignore the vampires to get to the good stuff."
Armstrong's name is synonymous with great storytelling, and this Cainsville series is definitely being set up to deliver a heck of a surprise when it all comes to an end.
Sometimes big, bad things really do come in small packages and no one is more adept at unwrapping them than [Armstrong].
[Kelley Armstrong's] dispatches from this village filled with sinister secrets are going to be keeping her readers up well into the night.