Review: WAYLAID by Kim Harrison ~ a moment in time where two women from different worlds find a kinship

29087051Title:  Waylaid
Author: Kim Harrison
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Pages: 87
Published by: Pocket Star
Published Date: April 4, 2016


About the Story: Worlds collide when Rachel Morgan of The Hollows meets Peri Reed of The Drafter in this exciting new short story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Kim Harrison.

The paranormal and the futuristic meet in this thrilling novella featuring your favorite badass heroines from two of “the amazingly gifted” (RT Book Reviews) Kim Harrison’s most beloved series: the Hollows and the Peri Reed Chronicles. The magic of the Hollows runs full force into the technological sophistication of The Drafter when a device capable of carrying a city’s data stream pulls Rachel, the bounty hunter witch of the Hollows, between realities, marooning her in a world where the supernatural holds no sway. To get Rachel and Jenks home, Peri, the dangerous renegade of 2030, must decide what will chart her future: her blind trust in those who grant her power, or her intuition telling her to believe.

My Thoughts:  I’ve read The Drafter, book one of a new series by Kim Harrison, although haven’t read anything of the Hallows series.  It appears I’m remiss in not reading it, because it would probably make this read even sweeter. 

Peri lives in a futuristic world where she’s able to manipulate time.  Rachel is a witch from present day.  When Jack, very drunk,  goofing off with Peri, celebrating the theft of a device known as an accelerator, he inadvertently pulled Rachel through time.  Oops! A little abracadabra and voila!

Rachel only wants to return home, but the future has few ways to transport her back.  Rachel’s situation strikes a chord with Peri for she’s often trying to make sense of her life rewinding the present and forgetting the true present, only remembering the one she created. Rachel’s partner, a pixie, followed her to the future.  As Peri has Jack for a partner, Rachel has Al, a Pixie.

So here you have two women, very wary of each other, aware each has abilities not entirely understood by the other, but somehow realize they can trust each other–they bond. 

Even though a short story, I was absorbed by the merging of these two worlds, and know author Kim Harrison could create a great story out of this setting.  Ms. Harrison writes a fast-paced thriller and knows how to push the reader’s buttons, plunging her/him into her world where the unbelievable happens. I’m eager to lose myself in book two, The Operator in The Peri Reed Chronicles, soon to be released.


Kim HarrisonAbout the Author: New York Times bestselling Kim Harrison was born in Detroit and has lived most of her life within an easy drive of it.

When not at work on her latest project, she spends her time landscaping her new/old Victorian home or out on the links with her mom.

Her current vices include good chocolate, and exquisite sushi.

Her bestselling novels include Dead Witch Walking; The Good, The Bad, and The Undead; Every Which Way But Dead; A Fistful of Charms; For a Few Demons More; and The Witch With No Name.


About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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