Narrated by Ruth Urquhart, Dark Whispers by Helen Harper, we are once again riding along with Detective Constable Emma Bellamy. It’s time for the Supernatural Summit at the DeVane Hotel in London. Will things go off without a hitch? Well, of course not, but Emma is on the job! Grab a Mocha latte and see why I am enjoying this urban fantasy series on audio.
by Helen Harper
Series: Firebrand #5
Narrator: Ruth Urquhart
Length: 7 hours and 22 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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The Supernatural Summit is about to start at the DeVane Hotel in London. Vampires and werewolves, ghouls and gremlins, and pixies and druids have all come together to find better ways to get along with the human community and address the strict laws which govern their existence. It's a real opportunity to change the world for the better and I'm proud to be a part of it.
But there are protestors camped outside the hotel and dangerous rumours circling about one of the delegates. When a dead body is discovered, I know it's only a matter of time before all hell breaks loose.
I have to find the murderer. And I have to find them quickly.
It was good to be back in the world Harper has created and tagging along with Detective Constable Emma Bellamy, an officer with the Supernatural Squad. Emma has made great strides in getting the supernatural communities and even the humans to work together and she is excited about the Supernatural Summit. Everything needs to go perfectly, but of course there is trouble and it all starts with a human who thinks he is a vampire and ends with murder.
The tale that unfolded was well paced, with plenty of twists as Emma and her motley crew, including her vampire boyfriend, worked to solve this locked room murder mystery. All while trying to keep the summit running smoothly. Then there is the human press gathered outside to contend with. Harper weaved an exciting tale and, once again, I found myself completely swept up.
I really enjoy Emma, from her sarcasm to her ability to unite people. Emma has an unusual gift. Despite being a fairly new detective, she is tenacious and quite good at making connections. She will be tested in Dark Whispers, and so will her relationship with Lukas.
We really got an insider’s look at how the different supernatural communities interacted. Not only towards each other, but their views on the humans as well. Apparently, prejudices and superiority complexes exist everywhere. Harper’s world building is seamless, allowing for a well paced, engaging tale and each audiobook has proven to be stronger than its predecessor.
Ruth Urquhart continues her narration of the series and has become the voice of Emma. Her pacing, accents and tones make listening a delight.
Fans of urban fantasy, cozy mysteries and feisty characters will enjoy Firebrand series. While each audiobook contains one case, the overall story ARC, relationships and world building make this a series you should listen to in the order of their release.
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Sounds like you found another world to love Kim. Thanks
So glad you’re enjoying this series! I love that cover too.
Sounds like a great series. I will have to check this one out.
Anne - Books of My Heart
I would likely enjoy this series. I have liked Ruth Urqhart’s narration before.
Oooh, it does sound good. I’ve never heard of this series before your review, so thanks for the recommendation. I’m adding it to my Bookbub Wish List now.
I enjoyed some of her books but I haven’t tried this series