This novel had a lot going for it, because there was a nice one year gap between the fifth and sixth seasons, and it was ground that couldn’t really be covered in the series proper. I had high hopes for this novel, given that it was written by someone very close to the production of the series. Eric Kripke provides a short foreword that explains how the author is more knowledgeable of the series and its minutia than practically anyone else, which made me think it was going to be a solid piece well within continuity. Instead, by the end, I felt like the foreword was more of an attempt to convince the reader to accept the story, despite some major issues, because of the author’s insider status. Overall, a disappointing missed opportunity.
The review for “Supernatural: One Year Gone” by Rebecca Dessertine has been archived on the Supernatural Review Blog.