Adam Ruelle is a reclusive former Special Forces officer, the last of a mysterious Cajun family rumored to be cursed, and the only person skilled enough to guide Diana in her search. Rugged and captivating, he fills her nights with desire…but by day, Diana is plagued with doubts. Adam clearly knows more than he's telling, but is his aim to protect her or distract her? Something is stalking its prey in the Louisiana bayous, and every step towards the horrifying truth brings Diana closer to a centuries-old enemy that lives for the smell of fear and the thrill of killing, again and again…
Diana is a widow, who as a crypto zoologist, is constantly seeking that elusive creature that just might help her gain her PhD. Her beloved dead husband had convinced her werewolves are real and she had promised him she would finally discover the truth. Offered a job in New Orleans, Diana sets out into the swamp to find out just who or what is killing the unwary, but what she discovers is a mystery man who can't be in two places at once, or can he?
Adam lives in the magical place where curses abound and nothing is ever as it seems. The more Diana sees him, the more she falls under his spell but can she trust him? There’s danger and death stalking the land and Diana has just put herself right in the middle of it! Is there a werewolf in the swamp? Or is it a monster that's even more unbelievable and just where does Adam fit in?
I will be honest and say I wasn't completely won over by the first half of Crescent Moon and almost gave in. It just didn't have the same feel as previous Jäger Sucher (monster hunters) stories. I found the mystery concerning Adam to be well, frankly much too vague and didn't really understand just why Diana would place so much trust in him. As for her climbing him like a tree, really? Yes, I know she's lonely and celibate but that amount of intense attraction was just plain odd!
Then again we are talking about a heroine who opts to move into a rundown house in the bayou, completely alone when people are being murdered in the area! To me, that made no sense and was crazy behaviour. Fortunately, the second half of the book allows the story to open up and make more sense but this book is completely unlike previous in the series. Perhaps Ms Handeland is about to take it in a new direction? Certainly we are introduced to a new character who will feature in the next book and there's voodoo (amongst other things) to shake things up, so all in all an enjoyable story but not my favourite in the series.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.