The Bulwark anthology of books keeps growing, sort of like that puddle in the middle of Old Jericho Road, although not in so sinister a way. This new book picks up the story of Dayna Dalton, reporter for the Bulwark Advance and friend to Sheriff Clay Finnes. Readers saw a bit of her in the story of Clay and his determined efforts to get his wife and child back, but now she is the central character in her own drama - complete with menacing wolves (werewolves, Hellhounds,?), a wacky neighbor who acts more like a wicked witch than her name Mrs. Sweetpea gives her credit for, and a mysterious stranger whose eyes sometimes appear amber and at others red with perpendicular irises. Has Dayna's bad luck in romance landed her in another mess that she will regret or has she stumbled onto something bigger than the everyday life of a small-town reporter? Plagued by regrets for past hookups, her unrequited crush on the sheriff, and the hatred of the sheriff's wife, Dayna tries to figure out what she wants from the future.
This series continues to interweave the stories of the Bulwark residents, their relationships, and the influence of powers from beyond the mundane. Each has a different protagonist, but keeps the setting and the other characters in play for a sense of continuity.
For YA and up - due to sexual content.