I was thrilled to discover this book, this book that, like its main character, defies you to limit it with one label. It is a great thriller, yet it is also magical, fantastical, paranormal, mysterious, suspenseful, and poetic, with all the elements that I look for in a book and so much more. The Raven’s Daughter has a strong central character who is Native American and Irish, a former criminologist, and a forever friend who could become a dangerous enemy–the soft-hearted yet audacious woman named Maggie Tall Bear Sloan. The inclusion of Native American lore, mysticism, and romance raised the book to a higher level for me. The author wrote with a poet’s finesse, included well-researched details, and characters that will haunt me for days. Flashbacks that at first hinted at gruesome events too awful to stare at full on wove through the chapters–a haunting melody that rose to a crescendo, enhancing the menace of whoever, or whatever, was stalking, and killing in Maggie’s world. This book was a delight to read, yet at the same time, there was a sadness and tension that built and exploded at the end. Ah, yes, the end–I’m not even hinting at that. Please write us another Raven’s Daughter, Peggy A. Wheeler.