The Lost
Celestial Blues, Book #2
By Vicki Pettersson
ISBN# 9780062064653
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*Beware of possible Spoilers*

Grif and Kit have been living together for four months now and have happily started creating a life together.  They can even anticipate what the other is thinking or what they’re going to do.  But one thing still haunts their relationship.  Grif’s former wife, Evie.  Finding out who killed her and himself has become an obsession to Grif, one that even haunts his dreams or make that his nightmares.  The one thing that constantly fills Kit with doubts; He’s living with her, but dreams of his perfect Evie.

When Kit tries to reach one of Grif’s takes  in the hopes of preventing his death, the duo stumble upon a terrible new drug.  A drug so addictive that the user is doomed from their first dose, a drug that causes their very flesh to rot off of their bones.  And, worse it’s cheap and easily made.  Now Grif and Kit are on a mission to find out who is responsible for bringing this Russian drug to the Vegas streets and to stop them once and for all.

But during their investigating they find a fallen angel that is stealing souls before the Centurions can get to them to take to the Everlast.  And, if that wasn’t bad enough,  this fallen angel has his sights set on kit and will stop at nothing to possess her and lock her way for eternity.

I have to say that I found this book to be pretty interesting.  The storyline was intriguing and I enjoyed ‘watching’ everything play out.  The new drug, krokodil, was some seriously nasty stuff and the way it was introduced on the streets as a way to end a turf war was sadly believable.

This book was plagued with emotion with Kit’s fears of not being enough for Grif and feeling as though she plays second fiddle to Evie coming to light.  It was sad to see, but something you could easily understand.  Who wouldn’t feel the same way in that situation?  It also led to a little bit of a love triangle, but one that I didn’t feel was truly going anywhere, at least at that time.

But after finishing this book, all I can really think about is the ending.  Talk about heart-wrenching!  I could feel the book heading in this direction, but truly didn’t think it would come to fruitation.  But at some point I resigned myself to the outcome, but then there was a moment that gave me a little sliver of hope, only to have it instantly dashed and leaving me incredibly sad.  I’m not really sure how this series moves forward from here, but I assume it will and we’ll just have to see what Pettersson has in mind….