Perfect for fans of Kerri Maniscalco, Mary E. Pearson, and Criminal Minds, a young woman with dangerous magical abilities teams up with a handsome detective to hunt down an elusive serial killer in this dark and romantic fantasy thriller.
When orphan Catrin witnesses a murder on the streets of Collis, she’s pulled into a deadly chain of events where the only certainty is that the killer will strike again. Assigned to investigate is the mysterious and brilliant Simon, whose insights into the mind of a predator are frighteningly accurate.
As the grisly crimes continue, Catrin finds herself caught between killer and detective while hiding her own secret—forbidden magic granted by moonlight that’s destined to make her an outcast. But her newfound power might be the only thing that can save her and those she loves from becoming the murderer’s next victims . . .
Full of slow burn romance, unexpected twists, and electrifying suspense, Erin Beaty’s Blood and Moonlight kicks off a captivating new duology set in a world of moonlit magic and mystery.
Don’t miss the epic conclusion to Catrin and Simon’s story in Silence and Shadow.
Looking for more romantic fantasy? Check out Erin Beaty’s acclaimed Traitor’s Trilogy:
● The Traitor’s Kiss
● The Traitor’s Ruin
● The Traitor’s Kingdom
Beaty conjures a complex and socially conscious murder mystery set in a Western European–inspired medieval fantasy city that's hiding cataclysmic secrets. As master architect Magister Thomas's assistant, Catrin, 17, is privy to the ins and outs of Collis's streets, including Thomas's current project, a church dubbed the Holy Sanctum. Cat's magical foresight—kept secret to avoid societal rejection—also grants her premonitions that help evade potential construction calamity. After finding the body of a violently murdered sex worker in the Holy Sanctum, Cat becomes entangled in the investigation. Considered the crime's only witness, she is expected to cooperate with Simon, 19, the handsome, enigmatic man conducting the inquiry. Though she must keep her magic hidden from Simon or face potentially deadly consequences, she uses it to lead the pair to more bodies and clues. But the longer the serial killer terrorizes Collis and the more secrets the duo uncover, the more danger Cat finds herself in. Beaty thoroughly and deftly examines prejudice against sex workers and people with mental illnesses, combining introspective dialogue, subtle magic, and hair-raising thrills for a riveting, thoughtful read. A contextualizing author's note concludes. Ages 14–up.