Grieving Krys Markman has come to lose herself in family memories at Letchworth State Park, and try to figure out her next step. Yet the unearthly beautiful music she hears each night stirs her soul to romance. Can its creator, the attractive vampire David Helm, heal her broken heart?
Review copy provided via Reading Alley in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 4 stars
Short, enjoyable romp
NIGHT MUSIC is a short, enjoyable romp into Tara Fox Hall’s paranormal world.
Krys Markham stayed at the resort for her vacation in a bid to heal herself emotionally by immersing herself in happy family memories. However, late at night, she heard the most beautiful music coming from her neighbor’s place, and she couldn’t help but be intrigued. Who could make such beautiful music?
Krys’s emotional pain is wonderfully detailed and vivid, making me sympathize with her almost immediately. The story is mainly told from her point of view, hence what we know of David is seen through her eyes. I wouldn’t mind some page time from David’s point of view, especially the risks he was taking and how Krys’s appearance made an impact on his life. Yet, for such a short tale, it was able to show how each became an important part in the other’s life, though I wish there could’ve more romantic development.
The short length made me wish it could be longer, as I wish to know more about the vampire hierarchy and their state of affairs. Krys’s reaction to the knowledge that David was a vampire wasn’t one of shock or denial, so I have reason to believe that the existence of vampires is common knowledge to the characters in the book. A short explanation as to how this (the outing of vampires) came about and the impact on the world would have been a nice thing to know and given depth to the worldbuilding. Actual rating is 3.5 stars.
As it is, NIGHT MUSIC is a decent read, with the potential for more.