Indigo
Investigative reporter Nora Hesper spends her nights cloaked in shadows. As Indigo, she's become an urban myth, a brutal vigilante who can forge darkness into weapons and travel across the city by slipping from one patch of shadow to another. Her primary focus both as Nora and as Indigo has become a murderous criminal cult called the Children of Phonos. Children are being murdered in New York, and Nora is determined to make it stop, even if that means Indigo must eliminate every member. But in the aftermath of a bloody battle, a dying cultist makes claims that cause Indigo to question her own origin and memories.Nora's parents were killed when she was nineteen years old. She took the life insurance money and went off to explore the world, leading to her becoming a student of meditation and strange magic in a mountaintop monastery in Nepal...a history that many would realize sounds suspiciously like the origins of several comic book characters. As Nora starts to pick apart her memory, it begins to unravel. Her parents are dead, but the rest is a series of lies. Where did she get the power inside her?In a brilliant collaboration by New York Times and critically acclaimed coauthors Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Jonathan Maberry, Kat Richardson, Seanan McGuire, Tim Lebbon, Cherie Priest, James Moore, and Mark Morris join forces to bring you a crime-solving novel like you've never read before.

Indigo Details

TitleIndigo
Author
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 20th, 2017
PublisherSt. Martin's Press
ISBN1250076781
ISBN-139781250076786
Number of pages352 pages
Rating
GenreMystery, Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Anthologies, Paranormal, Fiction

Indigo Review

  • Beth
    April 4, 2017
    What an amazing collaboration of some of my favorite authors! How did all these imaginations come together to compile such an original urban fantasy tale. I say urban fantasy and the retailer's buy links say anthology, mystery, suspense and thriller. I think all of those work except anthology, this is a collaboration but it is one singular story and not a collection of literary works as I assumed the term anthology implied. Now you see my excitement and surprise on how masterfully it was put tog What an amazing collaboration of some of my favorite authors! How did all these imaginations come together to compile such an original urban fantasy tale. I say urban fantasy and the retailer's buy links say anthology, mystery, suspense and thriller. I think all of those work except anthology, this is a collaboration but it is one singular story and not a collection of literary works as I assumed the term anthology implied. Now you see my excitement and surprise on how masterfully it was put together. Lets not forget the fantasy side. INDIGIO leans heavily on the occult and paranormal/magical side of things, so to me this is a really amazing urban fantasy read.I have to admit, I wasn't really sure where this was going and it did take awhile for me to find my invested in the story. But once invested, I was surprised and elated by the many twists and turns as well as the nail biting suspense that these authors have created. If you're a fan of any of these authors, if you love a great urban fantasy read, check out INDIGO.My Full Review to Follow Shortly.I received this ARC copy of Indigo from St. Martin's Press. This is my honest and voluntary review. This book is set for publication June 20, 2017.
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  • Debra Jeakins
    May 15, 2017
    INDIGO BY A MULTITUDE OF AUTHORS: I never really believed that so many authors could invent and mold such a kick ass character as Nora Hesper/INDIGO !Investigative reporter Nora Hesper is not your typical reporter. During the night she is Indigo, a person that can shape and draw the darkness to help her in her quest to find out where the killers of children all over the city are and dispose of them. Nora, during the daytime is investigating the killing of children. She knows who is doing it &amp INDIGO BY A MULTITUDE OF AUTHORS: I never really believed that so many authors could invent and mold such a kick ass character as Nora Hesper/INDIGO !Investigative reporter Nora Hesper is not your typical reporter. During the night she is Indigo, a person that can shape and draw the darkness to help her in her quest to find out where the killers of children all over the city are and dispose of them. Nora, during the daytime is investigating the killing of children. She knows who is doing it & she wants to settle up the score quickly before more kids die. Indigo on the other hand wants the Children of Phonos dead & quickly . Nora feels two ways about Indigo. She wants the killers dead , she wants the story, but she is still trying to deal with her Indigo personification . Nora/Indigo are Zorro/Batman & Super Girl all rolled into one and it makes for a very confusing, troubling & lonely life. I was really impressed that so many authors (10) could collaborate on one story and not have the storyline get all choppy. I really hope to see more of Nora/Indigo cause she's one kick ass duo! I received this book free from goodreads in exchange for a review.
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  • Ann
    April 30, 2017
    I knew when I saw the concept of all these authors writing a story it would be a good thing. I thought that each author would take a chapter or it would be a number of adventures starting and stopping with one character but I was wrong. This is a flowing story with some great characters with no interuption from one author taking over for another. Indigo is a woman that can draw power from the shadows and uses it to thwart crime. She is inhabited by a murderous god who shares her body because of I knew when I saw the concept of all these authors writing a story it would be a good thing. I thought that each author would take a chapter or it would be a number of adventures starting and stopping with one character but I was wrong. This is a flowing story with some great characters with no interuption from one author taking over for another. Indigo is a woman that can draw power from the shadows and uses it to thwart crime. She is inhabited by a murderous god who shares her body because of a ancient ritual. Lots of murder and mayhem. I hope that Indigo returns for more adventures but with this many authors it's doubtful. A great read.
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  • Sharon
    April 13, 2017
    Nora Hesper is an ambitious reporter with a secret: during the day she reports on crime, but at night she fights it. Nora is Indigo, a dark protector with mysterious powers that she is still learning to control. Pitting her skills against a deadly cult, Nora finds that her fight with the Children of Phonos might be more personal than she first realized.-When I first heard about this book, I was naturally impressed with the list of authors involved in this project. I have no idea how Charlaine Ha Nora Hesper is an ambitious reporter with a secret: during the day she reports on crime, but at night she fights it. Nora is Indigo, a dark protector with mysterious powers that she is still learning to control. Pitting her skills against a deadly cult, Nora finds that her fight with the Children of Phonos might be more personal than she first realized.-When I first heard about this book, I was naturally impressed with the list of authors involved in this project. I have no idea how Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden, Kelley Armstrong, Seanan McGuire, and the six others all got hooked together on this project, but this is a Justice League level author team-up here!-Once I started the book, I was hooked. I'm a sucker for a good superhero origin story, especially when there's more than a touch of darkness in play, and this gifted vigilante who literally cloaks herself in shadow more than fits the bill. I have to admit that after the promising beginning, I was kind of let down by the rest of the story. I felt that the plot got really bogged down: to me it just seemed like a constant rotation of yelling, fighting, falling into shadows, fighting, internal conflicts, and fighting. In the end, this was an entertaining urban fantasy which was not as good as I had hoped, given the stellar writing team.Thank you to St. Martin's Press and Macmillan for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Cressa
    April 24, 2017
    I received an advance copy for review from net galley. I really wanted to love this book. It has several of my favorite authors. Sadly, I just couldn't get into it. It felt very disjointed.
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