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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2016 Hailey Edwards (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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Are they writing stories for Penthouse Magazine?

I wanted to like this book and the series that came after it but while most of the female writers these days turn a fantasy novel into a romance novel in the third or fourth book, this one starts talking about sex about 2 hours into the first book.

If it was just a mention of sex, that would be alright but to go into the constant thoughts of sex in a character who have the childish ideas of a person with little experience and lots of insecurities is unnecessary and doesn't add anything worthwhile to the storyline.

The narrator pronounces her words clearly enough and in a sweet voice, however, the only way to tell if a character is male or female is to listen for a pronoun. Even the male voices are very feminine.

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Fast paced story

I like this author. I've read two other series. So I knew going in that this book would be worth my time. This was an interesting take on supernaturals. There were different species that were unique to me. A cameo from the Black Dog series characters. So I like UF with some mystery and suspense. I gravitate towards stories with strong females in investigative roles. This book / series fits. A mystery surrounding a serial killer kept the pace of the book moving. This book ends with a cliffhanger so be prepared to move onto the next book. Narrator's timing and voices were good. I didn't love the voice of Cord or how some of his dialog was delivered. It didn't fit with the emotion of the scene. One example is when he tells Ellis that he messed up. However, easy to overlook and I would switch back to ebook to re-read a scene

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Might have been a decent story ...

I couldn't finish this book. The narrator completely flips any quips or humor peppered throughout the story. It was so irritating that I simply couldn't continue listening near the halfway mark. I suggest they re-record then republish this book.

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Good but frustrating

Overall I found the story and narration good and engaging. However I found the relationship between the two main characters frustrating. As in the fact that the man never one seem to get verbal consent for his actions. And Justin seemed to act without checking if this was actually what the girls want. It’s made me uncomfortable and more than a little angry. It seems like the whole time he was thinking “who needs consent when you’re hot” this continued right up until the end of the book and the final scene was so blatantly disrespectful it almost made me scream.

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too much way to much

stories are said to be told by wordsmiths people who string words together in a way to tell a story I find myself hearing wasted words in this story things said that are a waste someone trying to add color where no color is needed in the story grinds on and on without telling a story and I so tired it's just wearing me out my review is just like this audio version the title says it all but I just kept going on and on and I'm sorry I apologize I'm sorry someone didn't warn me before I purchased this book, well have a good day

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🌻I struggled to keep focused on this book.🌻

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻V from Kansas 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

(I restarted this book, three times, and still felt lost about the different types of characters. Maybe it’s just me but, I just couldn’t continue. It’s rare that I just give up, on a book, but I threw in the towel, on this one.)

Update....I restarted this book a fourth time and after the introduction of the plot, characters and the characters’ supernatural gifts, I started to really get into the book. Be aware that this is a trilogy and book one and two do end in cliffhangers. If you acquired this book through the “ included” section, you’ll be happy to know the entire trilogy is included in this section.

I feel I must address another reader’s review that compared this book to the writings of penthouse. She must be referring to a different book because neither book one or two contains any sex😭!

What this trilogy has been is a supernatural, paranormal crime book with a slow burn romance, on the side. The Hero, Heroine and their friends, are on a hunt for a kidnapper and killer of young girls. There are some disturbing descriptions of the state of the bodies but, the author definitely hasn’t gone overboard. I’m glad I tried this book again.

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Worthwhile Listen

Took me two days to finish this book and I’m off to the next. I loved the character development between Cord and Ellis. Can’t wait to discover the next twists n turns in book 2.

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I enjoyed the great originality!

Dead in the Water by Haley Edwards and narrated by Stephanie Einstein is a fantasy that has a group of fae looking into crimes committed by fae. The main gal is unique in that she can take on some of the characteristics of those she touches. She is used at crime scenes to go see who/ what was killed and what might have been there. This case was different. Very exciting.
The narration was fair.

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love this series

so glad this is available on audio!
The narrator did a fabulous job of bringing this story to life. Heading to go download the next book now!

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I am hooked.

Give me more of this. I am so happy I started this series. Well, my night went down the drain with no sleep, but it was so good! I’m going to dive into book two right now. Excuse me...

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  • miss v houtris
  • 09-03-18

Beautiful world created

This is the book that got me into Hailey edwards books. All her books are wonderfully written and I look forward to listening to more of her books

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  • 06-30-18

Big disappointment

I gave this a go because I just finished listening to the first two books of The Foundling series by the same author (starting with Bayou Born) which were brilliant. Is this book even by the same author? It’s awful! Plot, characters, relationship, chemistry - all of them need a lot of work. Perhaps this was early work by the author and their skills needed work, but whatever the case, avoid this series and jump straight to The Foundling series if you want to try this author. That series is genuinely great.