Corpselight by Angela Slatter
Trade Paperback – Jo Fletcher Books – Apr 2018 – 386 pages
Verity’s all about protecting her city, but right now that’s mostly handling the less exciting cases for the Weyrd Council – after all, it’s hard to chase the bad guys through the streets of Brisbane when you’re really, really pregnant.
An insurance investigation sounds pretty harmless, even if it is of ‘Unusual Happenstance’. That’s not usually a clause Normals use – it covers all-purpose hauntings, angry genii loci, ectoplasmic home invasion, demonic possession, that sort of thing – but Susan Beckett’s house keeps getting inundated with mud. She’s still insisting she doesn’t need or want help…until the dry-land drownings begin.
And do the watery murders have anything to do with the Kitsune assassins, or the mysterious woman with super-quick reflexes and a super-sharp blade who appears to be protecting V and her unborn child?