Book Review: Dead in the Water by Hailey Edwards

deadinthewaterRelease date: 30th January 2016

Source: Netgalley

Rating: ★★★☆☆

Synopsis

Camille Ellis is the Earthen Conclave’s golden girl. Her peculiar talent solves cases with a touch. She isn’t afraid of getting her hands dirty, but every bright star casts a shadow, and her deepest scars lurk just beneath the skin.

A routine consultation goes sideways when a victim’s brother gets involved in the investigation. Riding the edge of grief, the warg will go to any lengths to avenge his sister’s death. Even if it means ensuring Cam’s cooperation at the jaws of his wolf.

When the killer strikes again, Cam is caught between a warg and a hard place. To save the next victim, she must embrace her past. Even if it means dragging her darkest secrets into the light of day.

The Review

Special thanks to the Author for this eBook in exchange for an honest review

I previously read the Black Dog series by this author and knew that I could not pass up the opportunity to return to this world of supernaturals.

In this story, we meet Camille a fae with unique and rare abilities who works for the conclave. She is on the hunt for a supernatural that is murdering little girls and one day on a consultation she meets Cord Graseon the brother to newly deceased victim. Cord is a what is known as a warg or a werewolf, he is the Beta of his pack so we see him flex a lot of his alpha tendencies. And since the murder happened on his lands he is determined to find answers about the murder. Cam and Graeson get off to a rocky start but they soon realise that they have to work together in order the catch the murderer and prevent the death of the next victim which could happen in just a few hours.

What did I like? It was fabulous returning to Wink and also getting to know what Thierry and Shaw are up to. This made me enjoy the familiar feel of the story. A lot of it felt similar to the black dog series, but it is still early so I am keen to see where the author wants to take this. This series seems to have quite a bit of mystery and its nice to read something that didn’t seem predictable.

I really like the story so far, not pleased about the loose ends at the end as I was hoping something’s would have been spelt out by the end of the book.

The characters were fun, I really liked Camille, as usual, the author knows how to write a really good kick-ass female heroine so I was pretty pleased. I don’t know what it is about wolves, but I loved the idea of Graeson and can’t wait to get to know more about him.

The secondary characters in the book seemed like mini distractions but I am hoping this will all make sense later in the series.

Like the black dog series it took a while before we know much about Camille or what she really is, this I found to be really frustrating.

I wanted more romance or even a little bit of it as you could sense some heavy attraction in the story, but I am hoping book 2 will do more of that.

A great start to a series and a great read!!

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