Changing of the Guard

Book Five in the Tori Cooper Novels (Volume 5)

Fiction - Paranormal
506 Pages
Reviewed on 06/22/2017
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Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

Changing of the Guard is Book Five in the Tori Cooper Novels by Vicki Stewart, a scintillating paranormal read that will grab the interest of fans of fantasy, paranormal, thrillers, and crime fiction. It’s rare to find an author who combines elements from different genres and successfully crafts a story that is balanced and reads with fluidity, yet Vicki Stewart has succeeded in doing this with unusual mastery.

The FBI is still on the hunt for serial killer Zander, and they rely strongly on Agent Tori Cooper’s paranormal skills to lead them. When Tori discovers the hideout of the mysterious, dark-haired woman believed to have a strong connection with Zander, they circle her hiding place, believing it is their chance to break the case and bring in the demon who has caused untold pain to many families. Then there is a twist and Agent Tori Cooper is in such a dilemma that provokes powerful conflicting emotions, a dilemma worse than anything she’d experienced before. Can she make the right choice?

The author wastes no time before introducing readers to one of the compelling characters in the story, the antagonist, and she does it in a way that allows the reader to penetrate the inner workings of his mind. The stream of consciousness comes across vividly in the writing and it doesn’t slow down the pace in any way. I enjoyed the way Zander is developed and how the author penetrates his conflicting thoughts. He is a pathological killer. Changing of the Guard features excellent prose, a powerful, fast-paced, and conflict-driven plot, and characters that are hard to put down. This book was delightful and very satisfying, a perfect example of a page-turner.