by Hailey Edwards
Series: The Potentate of Atlanta #1
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Kindle Unlimited
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Hadley Whitaker is a liar, a killer, and a chocoholic, but she’s getting better about the first two. Or maybe she’s just getting better at them.
Some days it’s hard for her to tell fact from fiction, but only one truth matters. Goddess willing, she’s going to be the next Potentate of Atlanta. Even if it means playing nice with Midas Kinase, a shifter whose mysterious past might just be grimmer than her own.
When a bloodthirsty rogue begins hunting the city’s paranormals, Hadley ropes Midas into letting her work the case. But that rope starts to feel more like a noose as they come closer to discovering not only the rogue’s identity, but each other’s darkest secrets.
Shadow of Doubt by Hailey Edwards is the first novel in the Potentate of Atlanta series. While this is a spin-off and features a complicated secondary character from The Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy, I was pleasantly surprised at how fresh and entertaining this was.
I’ve really come to enjoy Edwards brand of urban fantasy. Her storylines, characters and world is refreshing, filled with a little snark and action-packed and in this case a mystery to solve.
Hadley Whitaker is the new POA in training and she comes with baggage, lots of it. While it’s not necessary to read Edwards’ previous series, it gives you some insight into Hadley’s previous identity and issues.
I was worried I wouldn’t connect with Hadley, but this didn’t turn out to be the case, and I am finding I want this chocolate loving, crafty gal to succeed. The case of the dead females supernaturals turned out to be an interesting one with plenty of twists. It allowed us to me characters, some old, but most new and I am already excited at potential alliances, romances and more. I adored Ford and Midas and hope Hadley’s secrets don’t come back to bite her in the arse!
An interesting threat has presented itself and I am curious to see how it develops. While this book wrapped up the current investigation I am looking forward to diving into the Hadley’s next adventure in the Potentate of Atlanta series.
If you like shifters, witches, mysteries and unique characters you’ll want to grab the Shadow of Doubt.
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Oh this sounds like a fun read! I haven’t heard of this author before but it sounds like a world I would enjoy. I will probably wait for a few more books to be released in the series before I check it out so that I can do a binge read. Great review Kim 🙂
Tyler H. Jolley
This sounds like a really fun new (to me) series!
This is completely new to me but sounds like a series I would like – I need to check out the one it’s a spin off from too! Great review!
Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict
Is the series this spins off from a long one? It sounds like a lot of adventure with some quirkiness that would make it a fun read!
I love all those things you mentioned Kim and I’m always looking for a fresh voice in a fave genre that sometimes seems to be so interchangeable Great as always review
I’m sure your review is excellent but since I am going to be reading it soon on audio I don’t want to be spoiled before I write a review. I’m excited for this one.
Anne – Books of My Heart
I died laughing at the chocoholic part! This seems like a very fun spin off story!
You remind me that I need to get busy on the older series, but I’m glad that this spinoff has started strong and Hadley was a great heroine for you after your bit of concern. 🙂
Oh I like the sounds of this one. I’ll have to put this in my wish list for later.
Angela - Angel's Guilty Pleasures
Great review. Glad you enjoyed. I had the same feeling about Hadley. I wasn’t sure if I’d connect or like her after reading the previous series, but Edwards did a great job with working on the redemption and a new life. Can’t wait to see where things go.
Even thought I didn’t finish the original series, I love finding out what happens and I’m happy to see there is a successful spin-off. Sounds like fun. Thanks!
i like when a series book wraps up the current investigation. at least i know that story if i don’t finish the series and then i don’t feel cheated. lol kind of a weird cover
oh wheew, for a moment I thought u were going to say she’s a recovering chocoholic! but I hope she doesn’t actually kill for it XD