Hemlock [also published as Deadly Hemlock]
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (CA: 27th April 2012; US: 8th May 2012); Simon & Schuster (UK & AU: 5th July 2012)
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A senator’s granddaughter has been killed, but a werewolf may be framed to cover up a murder.
The story starts slow, setting up the factions, but halfway through the action kicks in. Kathleen Peacock has crafted a winningly claustrophobic setting, with uncertain alliances and an abundance of shady characters (though the bad guys don’t have enough complexity). Mac recognises the ridiculousness of her romantic situation, likening it to a CW show. I’d love to learn more about Serena, Trey, Henry, and the interment camps.
P.S. Team Trey.