cover image Indigo: A Mosaic Novel

Indigo: A Mosaic Novel

Charlaine Harris et al. St. Martin’s, $26.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-07678-6

Bestseller Harris, best known for her Southern Vampire mysteries (Dead Ever After, etc.), and nine other authors have collaborated on this mixed bag of a fantasy suspense novel, which calls to mind a story told around a campfire, with each participant adding to (or subtracting from) the previous participant’s contribution. New York journalist Nora Hesper must deal with her alter ego, Indigo, a brutal shape-shifting vigilante, as well as the evil cult known as the Children of Phonos, whose rites include the ritual murder of young children. As Nora battles various demons and monsters, she gets hints about her childhood, her parents’ murder, and her own connections to the cult. Enemies may become allies, and friends may not be who they seem. Harris and the others, who include such genre notables as Christopher Golden, Kelly Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, and Cherie M. Priest, appear to have had fun concocting this herky-jerky tale. Their respective fans may enjoy trying to figure out who wrote what. [em](June) [/em]