At First Light (Dr. Evan Wilding)

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At First Light, a body has been found on the banks of the river, so Chicago detective Addie Bisset is called to the scene. Right away, she notices the runes placed around the body, which tells her she will need the help of her best friend, forensic semiotician Dr. Evan Wilding. Evan discovers these are Viking runes written in the form of a poem and once he decodes them, Evan and Addie discover, the killer isn’t done yet. The bodies are starting to pile up and it looks like Evan might be on the killer’s list. Evan and Addie don’t have much time to stop the Viking Poet before they become victims themselves.

I absolutely love both Addie and Evan. This relationship is one of those slow-burn ones where it takes three more books in the series before they realize they both love each other as more than friends. However, the plot makes the wait entirely worthwhile. I had never heard of semioticians before so this was a fun learning experience, plus it’s always great to learn more about Vikings. I really enjoyed this book and I think anyone who loves mysteries, especially with signs and riddles, will as well.

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Author Barbara Nickless
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 395 pages
Publisher Thomas & Mercer
Publish Date 01-Dec-2021
ISBN 9781542026413 Buy this Book
Issue March 2022
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller