Moon Child—the fourth book in the Vampire for Hire Series…
Mother, wife, private investigator…vampire. Six years ago federal agent Samantha Moon was the perfect wife and mother, your typical soccer mom with the minivan and suburban home. Then the unthinkable happens, an attack that changes her life forever. And forever is a very long time for a vampire.
Now in MOON CHILD, sequel to AMERICAN VAMPIRE, private investigator Samantha Moon is faced with an impossible decision—a decision that no mother should ever have to make. A decision that will change her life, and those she loves, forever.
And through it all, Sam finds herself in a lethal game of vampire vs. vampire as a powerful—and desperate—enemy will stop at nothing to claim what he most desires.
I liked the introduction of a potential nemesis. All good heroes have a nemesis. Batman has the Joker, Holmes has Moriarty, Superman has Lex Luther, Picard has the Borg, and Samantha Moon has Dominique. The introduction of a nemesis gives the series someone who can be a shadowy puppet master of potential danger and conflict. In future books, the nemesis can always be a red herring for the conflict of the story.
Overall this story was driven by the decisions of a parental love. When Samantha finds her son sick and has to make the ultimate sacrifice. I don’t know if I could do it if I was in her position. I think it one of the reason I finished the book. I had to know if it what would happen.
I can imagine being a vampire and living forever. I can even imagine staying frozen for eternity. Just like her I think it would be pretty hard to watch my love ones fade from existence. But I do know that if I was a vampire my family would always have an undying protector.
These are a few of the questions that Moon Child (Vampire for Hire 4) brings up. J.R. Rain shows up the potential and consequences of both choices. I personally still don’t know who I feel about the decisions made. The resolution of the conflict felt too convenient.
I give Moon Child (Vampire for Hire 4) 3 out 5.