When I picked up this book, I thought "werewolf, DJ, Denver - this is going to be pretty predictable." I'm glad to say was wrong!! Kitty is a werewolf, no surprise there, but she's at the bottom of the pecking order in her pack where she relies on her relationship with fellow pack member and Beta wolf, TJ. This dynamic was really interesting as any other book I've read involving werewolves glosses over the social/pack system and Ms. Vaughn really brings this forth and you suddenly realise how important it is to both Kitty the human and Kitty the wolf.
The two different personas of Kitty (human v wolf) is also excellently rendered, Ms Vaughn really makes you understand that human and animal are very different and at odds with each other. Kitty is strong and determined when it comes to her extremely successful late night radio show "The Midnight Hour" (which is a supernatural talk-show) but in regards to hunting or the pack, Kitty is weak and self-conscious.
There are many interesting characters throughout the book, and as I think Ms Vaughn intended, Kitty, Rick and Cormac stand out and I really hope to see more of both (I wont give details but lets just say there is an outstanding scene with Cormac’s introduction and Rick [a vampire] has something powerful about him that really deserves exploring). Ms Vaughn also sets the possibility of further Kitty adventures (indeed there is an extract of "Kitty Goes To Washington" in the back) with unresolved issues with the Church of Pure Faith and pack alphas Carl and Meg.
The hostility towards Kitty as she develops inner strength and resolve learns to come to terms with her dual nature and increasing determination towards keeping her radio show, pack relations and developing her human self are ongoing themes. I truly couldn’t put this book down and read it cover-to-cover in hours it gripped me so much, and that doesn’t even begin to cover the tension when hunting for a murdered showing signs of being a rogue werewolf. . . .