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Shadow of Doubt (The Potentate of Atlanta Book 1) Kindle Edition
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.
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TBGTN Universe Chronology
If you're a real stickler, the chronological order for reading these connected series is as follows:
- The Beginner's Guide to Necromancy
- The Potentate of Atlanta
- The Beginner's Guide to Necromancy: The Epilogues
The Beginner's Guide to Necromancy
- How to Save an Undead Life
- How to Claim an Undead Soul
- How to Break an Undead Heart
- How to Dance an Undead Waltz
- How to Live an Undead Lie
- How to Wake an Undead City
- Shadow of Doubt
- Pack of Lies
- Change of Heart
- Proof of Life
- Moment of Truth
- How to Kiss an Undead Bride
- How to Survive an Undead Honeymoon
- How to Rattle an Undead Couple
- ASIN : B07VF9SJBD
- Publisher : Black Dog Books, LLC. (August 7, 2019)
- Publication date : August 7, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1923 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 254 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #16,050 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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"Shadow of Doubt" is the first book in 'The Potentate of Atlanta' series, a follow up to 'The Beginners Guide to Necromancy' series which I loved and have read multiple times now. Because I loved the earlier series I expected a lot from this book and sadly it fell short of that expectation- it was only okay to me. I enjoyed seeing the recurring characters and thought that some of the scenes had the same emotional pull and humor that the original series had, but felt that as a whole this new offering was missing the spark, both in regard to the plot and character draw, that made the previous books so good. I'll read the next book in POA series for certain, but I'm not going to commit to more than that at this point. I did not enjoy 'Shadow of Doubt' as much as I did any of the 6 previous 'Beginners Guide' books.
- The writing, as with most Hailey Edwards novels, was excellent.
- The mystery within the story was well done and not predictable,
- Interesting groups in Atlanta that we're introduced too. Their well written and it was fun meeting them.
- The love story is a slow burn, with a Hero that is damaged and will melt your heart when you read his chapters.
The Odd (not really bad, just odd):
- In this book Amelie has taken to a new life as Hadley, so I expected some difference in her tone. But this book read like a completely different character in both the way she spoke to others and the way she acted.
- Hadley repeatedly thinks and says how thankful she is for all the help Linus has given her and how many things he's done to save and protect her. Now I'll admit, I adore Linus, however the issue is that she rarely admits how much Grier helped her. She even brings up her 'trial' and how Linus helped her, but forgot to mention that it was Grier who made sure she wasn't put into a type of slavery. Also, the amount of time she spent thinking about how much Linus had done for her was a bit much. At one point I thought she had a thing for him, and laughed out loud when another character thought the same thing.
Final thoughts are that this was a good read, I enjoyed it and look forward to more. That in itself is saying something. My few annoyances are more with the character herself, and as I've explained I'm biased.
Recommendation - Pick it up, but read the original series first!
SoD is a spin-off of another series. While reading characters are mentioned as if the reader should know them. After research, it turns out that "How to Save an Undead Life" is book 1 of the series that started this necromancer, gwyllgi (similar to wargs), vampire, fae, and human world. It was slightly underwhelming to me so I didn't continue reading the original series. The Potentate of Atlanta, #1 is very enjoyable! The mystery, the detective work, the pacing, the characters are twisty and engaging. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series!
Sporting a new name - Hadley - and a new look thanks to a bit of magic, she’s learning how to do this new job. Overall, she seems to be doing well except for having to deal with Midas who was also in the Necromancy series.
Hadley wants to avoid Midas in case her magic fails to hide her identity because Midas is no fan of Amelie. However, thanks to a case which throws them together and some chemistry that keeps them from walking away from each other, it looks like they are on a collision course to something - that something yet to be determined.
Decent storyline if a bit too conveniently wrapped up at the end. Left plenty of story for future books and while I wasn’t crazy about Hadley’s character in this book, I would read more. Four stars.
It was a little difficult understanding the secret Hadley is hiding as it seems this is a spin-off series. But the book was interesting enough that it held my attention and it eventually hooked me in. You can definitely read & enjoy it without reading the previous series. I read this in one sitting and am very curious as to how the relationship between Hadley & Midas will turn out. I enjoy her sense of humor and how strong and confident she is. I also liked the towing bond between them.
The mystery with the dead bodies turning up is very interesting and had me wondering /guessing the whole time. I’m glad I read this book and look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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I feel like the back story has been re-written a little. Amelia (now Hadley) didn’t have an awesome life growing up, but this makes it seem even harder, more abuse.
Liking the triangle of Hadley, Midas and Ford.
You kind of need to have read the Necromancer series for this book to make complete sense, the writer left a lot out that was necessary for the story of this book, but necessary for the over all story of Hadley.
I would have given 2 ½ stars. I’m not sure I will buy the next one.