White Night is the 9th book in the Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher. White Night is set a year after Proven Guilty where Murphy calls Dresden to what seems to be a suicide. However, Murphy’s instincts tell her that its something else at play and when he sees the bodies someone is leaving messages only he can see or feel.
White Night sees the return of quite a few characters to help Harry in his quest to track down who is killing women and making them look like suicides, with some of the most unlikely suspects that bring into question character and whether or not they are truly on the right side still. Harry has to deal with some interesting twists and pull on resources that he doesn’t really like to while also questioning whether he’s still himself or whether Laciel is corrupting him.
In Proven Guilty Dresden had taken responsibility for Molly and her powers, this gave another dynamic to the story while Molly was prominent in While Night as you would have thought she did have a key role and Dresden is already seeing her skills more useful than his own in certain areas. As ever Wizard has his own speciality but can Harry make Molly see that there is a time to use magic and time not to? Is the question that comes up quite a bit and is why she isn’t he faithful companion throughout this story.
White Night not quite a good as Proven Guilty for me still kept me engaged and guessing with quite a few moments where I was doubting the characters myself not just Harry. It returned to the vampire world and showed just how important the war is between the Red Court and The White Council is which has up until this point in reason books been a mear mention than a threat. Along the way, there are some well-written comedy moments and serious moments that only Harry can make jokes while facing death in the face or some of the most dangerous situations imaginable.