Title: Summoning the Night
Author: Jenn Bennett
Copyright: 2012 (Pocket); 324 pgs.
Series: Arcadia Bell #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Summary: Around Halloween, thirty years ago, seven children were snatched. The kidnapper was never caught and no bodies were found. And now it seems to be happening again.
Cady and Lon are asked by Ambrose Dare, leader of the Hellfire Club, to solve this new crisis. He has a suspicion of who might have been behind the kidnappings 30 years ago, and since no one was caught, he thinks a former, disgruntled member of the Hellfire Club could be the culprit.
With no real evidence and very few leads, Cady and Lon have a near-impossible task and very little time to solve the mystery.
Comments: One of my favorite things about this book was how easily Cady has fit into the lives of the Butlers. Jupe adores her and she can’t help love him back — which is probably one of the main reasons Lon’s in love with her. Cady’s not used to being close to people, but she adapted quickly.
The mystery truly was an uphill battle for Cady and Lon. With so little to work with, I thought Dare’s impatience and anger at Cady was unjustified. Neither Cady nor Lon are trained investigators and they had to rely on less-than-trustworthy persons for the leads they do uncover. Not an ideal situation to be in when the lives of children are at stake. To me, it seemed liked he expected her snap her fingers and she’d have the answers.
I’m looking forward to seeing more of Cady, Lon, and Jupe in the future.
Start: 28 October 2012
Finished: 10 November 2012