After an accident in London, Ingrid and her mother and sister decide to move to Paris. Ingrid’s twin brother goes ahead to secure a home for the family until the women arrive and discover that he’s gone missing. Nobody seems to be overly concerned at the young man’s disappearance and chalk it up to partying ways. Ingrid and her younger sister Gabby are not convinced and find themselves caught up in the dark underworld of gargoyles and other sinister creatures lurking around Paris.
This was certainly an interesting read. I hadn’t read many books that involved gargoyles, so it was really intriguing to see how Morgan delved into those characters. Paris is so well known for the gargoyles that look over the old city so it only seemed fitting that a book set in Paris would include these stoic creatures.
While the premise held a lot of potential, some of the characters and their behaviours felt over done. There were a lot of “smirky coy” males that Ingrid and her sister encounter throughout their quest for their brother. After a while, it felt like there were no other traits to these Parisian males other than be flirtatiously snarky. It also felt like any potential love interest for any of them wouldn’t be complete if there wasn’t a third party to make it into a love triangle.
That being said, Morgan does establish a great paranormal gargoyle mystery, rich in back story and history. Her use of their sense of smell to distinguish people is well used. There is certainly potential for more stories on those that call themselves the Dispossessed and it’s sure to be an equally mystical and demonic ride.