Four intertwining stories. Four points of view of a single large event. Four people from different backgrounds with different ideals.
And a secret society of werewolves is unveiled in Portland, Oregon.
For four hundred years, they have kept their secret. Some will do anything to reveal it. Others will sacrifice everything to keep it.
Alliances will be forged and shattered. Friendships will be made and betrayed. Conspiracies within conspiracies will unravel as conflicting agendas clash across the city.
And by the end, nothing will be the same.
A special thank you to Pat Luther for sending me a review copy and Escapist Book Tours for putting this whole thing together. All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.
Yellow Tape and Coffee starts with a murder mystery that could have world changing consequences. Told from many intersecting POV’s with varying motivations, this novel almost feels like reading an HBO mini-series, or a plus-sized episode of The X-Files or Supernatural. Agendas clash, alliances are made and broken in this story or conspiracy, trust and werewolves.
Pat Luther does a bang up job of establishing characters and setting, dropping the reader into a very well realized Portland, Oregon. With a large cast of distinct and memorable characters, Yellow Tape and Coffee moves at a brisk pace despite its 700+ page count. Every scene is necessary to establish character and tension, with twists upon twists. Once I thought I had a grasp on the endgame, Luthor would pull the rug in a surprising and satisfying way.
One of the things I really enjoyed about Yellow Tape and Coffee was the variety of the different characters we are introduced to. Many different races and ethnicities, as well as a wide array of ages, there’s a little something for everyone. All the characters are strong and independent, with their own agency and those agencies are what the drive the plot.
Yellow Tape and Coffee is a fantastic hybrid of urban fantasy, horror and drama that will keep you guessing until the end. Secret societies, buried history, werewolves and conspiracies combine to create a suspenseful thrill-ride that will keep on the edge of your seat and guessing until it’s bloody conclusion. Pat Luther handles the vast array of characters with a deft hand and the skill some television writer’s rooms can’t muster. What are you waiting for? It won’t bite…