Tears of the Wolf

Sharon Buchbinder
Tears of the Wolf
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The Wild Rose Press
Release Date
October 2020
Book 4 of Hote LaBelle
Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Chief of Tribal Police Jacob Graywolf serves and protects his community on the reservation. When an epidemic of missing and murdered Indigenous women hits home, he's relieved the FBI gets involved. But something about the woman agent has him running scared.

FBI Special Agent Zena Adalwolf is certain Jacob is her soul mate. Their connection at first sight is immediate and urgent—a bond that transcends their professional relationship. If only the clueless hunk would realize they belong together!

After more Native American women are killed, Zena and Jacob suspect they have a serial killer on their hands. To track down the unsub, they allow their inner wolves to come out and play. But with the ever-ticking clock going wild, will the killer find them first?

Book Review by BookAddict (reviewer)
Apr 21, 2021   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
30 people found the following review helpful
Returning back to the Hotel LaBelle world, shifters and ghosts abound. This time, it is to help solve not only a current crime but a cold case. Jacob Graywolf is now the Chief of Tribal Police. He is pulled into an alarming homicide as it becomes apparent that Native American women are being hunted and murdered by a serial killer.

This story is interesting because as of late, I have been seeing more and more information through non mass media avenues regarding the treatment of Native Americans in both the States and Canada. I am surprised by the amount of bigotry towards them and lack of empathy and resources for them. They are in some ways a nation of their own surround by hostile territory. Ms. Buchbinder does a good job of highlighting this hidden plight and "swept under the rug" growing problem. What is horrendous is, if the numbers provided are accurate and growing, this will only cause more issues and tensions.

In this paranormal world, Ms. Buchbinder earns my respect with her proposing how in reality we can come together and help. She brings in government agencies, like the FBI through Special Agent Zena to bridge this communication gap. Partnering between the Indigenous tribe and their potential ally is a rocky road. The reader sees that there is much distrust from both sides and the desire to not interact is strong from both. Creating a task force that reviews patterns and comes up with ways to help bring the groups together and find their commonality is nicely slipped into this murder/mystery plot.

This paranormal suspense is well written and thought provoking. Recommended to paranormal readers who like suspense, character growth and learning about other cultures.
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