Chasing the Shadows (Nikki & Michael #3)
Three ransoms demanded and paid.
Two bodies returned, mutilated and drained of blood.
One man determined to avenge the wrongs of his past.
Nikki James is in San Francisco at the request of her partner and best friend, Jake. The wife of Jake's old friend is missing, and Jake intends to find herwhatever the cost. While the authorities believe th...more
CHASING THE SHADOWS is book 3 in the Nikki and Michael series. While I do believe you can happily read this book as a standalone, I would still definitely recommend reading the books in order just because you’ll get the full range of emotions in terms of the romance between our main characters. The story and the mystery itself can work alone, but if you are a Keri Arthur fan, I would suggest starting with book one.
In this book we get a deeper insight into Nikki and Michael’s relationsh ...more
Nikki & Michael have now been a couple for several month ...more
This is the third book in the Nikki and Michael series by Keri Arthur. This book starts off four months later, where Nikki and Michael are living together. Michael is off on an assignment and is returning home . He gets information that he’s needed on another case in San Francisco. He says that he’ll do it but first he wants to get home to Nikki, though she’s not there, she’s already in San Francisco.
Nikki’s friend and boss Jake called Nikki to come to help ...more
This ARC copy of Chasing the Shadows was given to me by Random House Publishing Group - Dell in exc ...more
I really like this series and Keri Arthur knows how to keep you engaged throughout her books and there’s never anything that makes me lose interest or bores me…
…BUT Nikki and Michael’s back and forward drives me insane. As soon as one of them is on board with their relationship the other ones starts doubting it. The most obvious solution in the world would be to start TALKING instead of screaming and butting heads.
I really get their points of view but the way they go about s ...more
Arthur's world building is again fantastic. I love the world she created. Each book in the series add on to it. There are all kinds of different beings and elements added in this one as well.
The plot is rather predictable but very entertaining. This is a page turner! Lots of action, fantasy and the love story of Nikki and Michael make for a fun read.
But my favorite part is the character building. And in fact this is the best in the entire series. Yes, I kn ...more
ebook, 352 pages
Expected publication: September 24th 2013 by Dell (first published September 5th 2002)
original title Chasing the Shadows
ISBN 0345538722 (ISBN13: 9780345538727)
series Nikki & Michael #3
characters Nikki James, Michael Kelly
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Nikki James is in San Francisco at the request of her partner and best friend, Jake. The wife of an old friend is missing, and Jake intends to find h ...more
ARC provided by Netgalley.
This series just gets better and better. Each book builds on the adventures the duo have had in the past, and the dangers they've faced. Michael has just returned from a vampire hunt, expecting to have some much needed time with Nikki when Seline, leader of the Circle, contacts him to say he's needed in a new hunt. He's not happy about it but finally agrees he's the best person for the job, and although he was looking forward to seeing N ...more
Especially since she has a case – as a private detective with Jake ...more
I received an e-copy of this book from the publishers at NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I have had an infatuation with Keri Arthur from her Riley Jensen Guardian series to it's subsequent Dark Angels spin-off and now the her Nikki and Michael series. From what I understand these books were published some time ago but are getting a bit of a face-lift and being re-released. It was the perfect opportunity for me to read some more of her writings. The first too books I have read and r ...more
My English review
I was curious to read the third book. I must say that Nikki and Michael are finally together for our pleasure, something we have been waiting for since the first volume. But nothing is simple, and many things are waiting for our little couple.
Finally, as I said our heroes live together, but Nikki is still apart from his life for the Circle. And you can imagine that she really doesn’t like it, it’s not even something she readily accepts. But whatever happens, ...more
The mystery kept me intrigued throughout the book, not having any clue who might actually be behind it and why the murderer was taking the victims they did. Michael of course figures it out, thanks to his mental abilities.
Speaking o ...more
Nikki is restless just sitting around waiting for Michael to come back from missions he deems too dangerous for her to tag along. So when Jake, her former bos ...more
In Chasing the Shadows Nikki and Michael have been living together for a little under four months. Michael returned to her, after leaving (view spoiler)[when she gave him her blood to save his life. He was fiercely worried about harming her (hide spoiler)] until he "got the beast back under control". He's now realized that "after living alone for over three hundred and ...more
The heroine, Nikki, was a biotch. She was like a dog with a bone. What happened to, "I have an eternity to convince him"? She's been with him 4mo. But if she doesn't get her own way she's gonna leave Michael. Yeah, leave him before bitterness sets in. Four months... wow, way to hang in there kiddo. This is the same guy you said you'd die for and refused to live without in book 2. Yea,that guy.
And what did she do to prove she could work with h ...more
At long last Nikki and Michael's relationship has become what it could have always been. Michael isn't playing the "I'm a creature of the night; I don't deserve love" card, but there are still issues. In this latest installment of Keri Arthur's Nikki and Michael series Nikki is on the hunt for a sadistic killer. Four women have been kidnapped, ransomed and when two of womens' loved ones paid the ransom they received their mutilated corpses ...more
Chasing the Shadows is the third book in the Nikki and Michael series which is Urban Fantasy in genre and involves vampires.
Women are being kidnapped and held for ransom, but even though it was paid, the bodies are beginning to turn up, murdered and horribly mutilated.
After his near death, Jake agreed to go to San Francisco to work as a Security Manager at a fancy hotel, in hopes that this rather unexciting job would allow him time ...more
"Four wealthy women kidnapped. Three ransoms demanded and paid. Two bodies returned, mutilated and drained of blood. One man determined to avenge the wrongs of his past. Nikki James'partner and best friend, Jake has asked her to help him find the missing wife of an old friend. Michael Kelly has followed Nikki to San Francisco, not only to keep her safe, but because he fears the psychic talents she's beginning to develop and can't control. As t ...more
When Michael goes to San Francisco at the r ...more
"Nikki & Michael" walks the line between UF and PNR. The main focus is always on the leading couple, but there's no denying that the external plot is UF and interesting at that.
After three books the plot does seem a little bit repeated: vamp serial killer on the rampage, Nikki follows into peril, Michael gets furious. This time though it's the lady that saves the day (yeah!).
This is not to say that Chasing the shadows is in any way boring. The romantic thread will avoid it :) There are a ...more