"Cat's best friend who is suffering from PTSD, because her husband was killed in the brutal attack from Book 3 (At Graves End). She is also unfortunately suffering the consequences of a late late family member who trifled with a demon, took part of it's power and then bolted. Gipping the demon from his price for giving it's power, the late family members soul. As punishment the demon is going to each of Denise's family members and killing them via heart attacks. Luckily for Denise she has connections with the underworld and soon hooks up with Spade! Bones' (Cat's husband's) best friend. I'm not going to lie I always wanted these two to get together ever since he gives Denise a interested look in Book 3, but Denise was then married to Randy. Which left me kind of feeling like the author killed Randy off just so Denise could be with Spade and so Spade would no longer be lonely. It irked me a tiny bit, but on the other hand it shows how dangerous their world is, and shows logical outcomes of that, Randy's death. Overall this book left the couple getting together feeling a tiny bit forced, and in my opinion I felt like they had little chemistry. I kind of would have preferred them just being friends. They were good friends. I liked Spade better as a character when he was single than a drooling-over-Denise Spade. At least he isn't love-zombified to the point that he gives her whatever she wants, and neither is Denise. Which is why, again, I say they should have been friends, but I digress. We get to learn more about Denise, who was a bit of an unknown character; all we kind of knew was that she was Cat's best friend. She has the stereotypical southern girl personality and surprise surprise she has a temper. Although this may be amplified by something else...Without giving too much away I will say the ending was fresh and a nice surprise. I absolutely love the new character introduced and can't wait to read more about him."