Cynthia Eden: Hotter After Midnight

In an "alternative reality" set in the USA, supernatural beings like demons, vampires and shapeshifters exist, but usually don't reveal themselves. Dr. Emily Drake is called the Monster Doctor, because she's a psychologist specialized in helping those beings. She's human, but can detect supernatural beings on sight. When a murderer starts to kill people, leaving evidence that points to a being that's neither human nor animal, Emily is asked to help the police find out who he is and what he is. She has to work with Detective Colin Gyth - also a shapeshifter. He's very attractive - but dangerous too...

This book never got boring, which is a compliment to the author's writing skills. Other than that, it wasn't very impressive. It has nothing that one hasn't read somewhere else - and maybe better - before. The hero is the classic alpha male, doing the "I must protect the heroine, no matter if she wants it or not"-routine all of the time. The heroine makes one or two excursions into TSTL territory, but nothing too bad. The revelation of the villain was fairly anticlimatic and felt like the author actually didn't know whom to proclaim the killer until the very last pages of the book, and, having to make some sort of decision, nominated the first character who came to her mind and who wasn't needed for the sequel. This is a "satisfactory" book (Grade C).