The Case Files of Sheridan Bell: The Vanishing Beast by Em Rowene

Indie Ink Awards 2022 Finalist: Writing the Future We Need: Neurodivergent Representation by a Neurodivergent author
Indie Ink Awards 2022 Nominee: Writing the Future We Need: LGBTQ+ Representation
Indie Ink Awards 2022 Nominee: Writing the Future We Need: Bisexual Representation
Indie Ink Awards 2022 Finalist: Best Morally Gray Character
Indie Ink Awards 2022 Finalist: Best Setting
Indie Ink Awards 2022 Finalist: Best Light Read

A strange woman comes to Detective Bell with an even stranger problem: she’s about to be arrested for murder and needs Detective Bell to clear her name. When the police confuse a simple protection charm for something more sinister and arrest the wrong person, Bell must untangle cons, confront powerful sidhe families, and find the mysterious beast that roams the streets of his city.

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πŸ“– booksandkeats

Worldbuilding: Aided the story
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Roles are clear
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Satisfying, fulfilling experience
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

πŸ“– JonathanBanks

Worldbuilding: Piqued curiosity
Plot: Mostly clear
Characters: Some more thought out than others
Storytelling: Balanced
Immersion: Easy to switch to other tasks
Emotional Response: Engaging
Thought Provoking: Focus on the story solely
Cover: Adequately represents the story

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