Review: Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Cover for Dead Heat by Patricia Briggs

Title: Dead Heat

Author: Patricia Briggs

Series:  Alpha & Omega #4

Pages: 324

4 stars out of five
4 stars – It was really good

For once, Charles and Anna are traveling on a personal trip to Arizona to visit one of Charles’s old friends. Their relaxing trip soon turns into a hunt for a dangerous Fae who is kidnapping children and replacing them with fetches. 

This was a very different book from the previous ones because it’s not a mission to control a rogue werewolf. This was a more personal story that gives us more information about Charles’ past and some of the people who he has let close. I actually really enjoyed this one because of its differences. It was a slower paced story, at least until the end, and it was a great blend of a suspenseful hunt and an emotional visit with old friends. 

The hunt for the child stealing Fae was very interesting. It showed us the more dangerous side of the fae, especially since it was targeting children. I also enjoyed the return of FBI Agent Leslie Fisher. She was one of my favorite side characters in the previous book, so I like that she is continuing to work with Charles and Anna. 

Overall, a great story with Anna and Charles. I really love the progression in their relationship over this series and the fights they get into. I can’t wait to reread the next one. 

Trigger Warnings:

  • Abduction of children
  • Death of children
  • Death of two main side character, on page

Goodreads / Amazon

Previous books and reviews for the series:

#0.5 Alpha & Omega
#1 Cry Wolf
#2 Hunting Ground
#3 Fair Game

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