Book Review → The Darkest Edge of Dawn


the darkest edge of dawnTitle: The Darkest Edge of Dawn
Author: Kelly Gay
Series: Charlie Madigan
Publication Date: August 31, 2010

Synopsis: It takes a strong woman to keep the peace in a city of endless night. . . .

Deep beneath Underground, a cunning bid for power and revenge has begun—one that threatens to make Atlanta the new battleground in the ultimate confrontation between good and evil. The powers of hellish Charbydon have the upper hand after plunging the city into primordial night. And under the cover of darkness, a serial killer targets the most powerful Elysians in the city, the angelic Adonai. For Detective Charlie Madigan and her siren partner Hank, tracking deadly predators is all in a day’s work . . . but this case will test the limits of their strength and friendship as it draws them into a deadly world of power plays, ancient myths, explosive secrets, and a race against time that risks all that Charlie holds dear.

Review: I really loved this book. The world that Kelly Gay has built is so supremely complex that I really can’t wait to dive into the next books. I really love Charlie. She is a great and complex character. I love the relationship that she has with her daughter and that she, and the relationship is so well written. She also has a great relationship with her sister, that I am so glad we see a lot of. I love seeing familial relationships played out in books, I think that they are something that we do not see enough of so that when I do see them I tend to rave about them! I love the relationship that Charlie has with her (work) partner Hank, they have a good working relationship, but omg do I hardcore ship them, and have since the first book. You can definitely tell, from the first book, that Hank has been into her. There is a lot of sexual tension between the two so I definitely look forward to seeing how that plays out! Off to read the next book, even though I really need to sleep. (Review was written like 6 months ago and recently typed up and adjusted slightly lol)

Stars: ★★★★
Recommendation: YES

Other books in this series:
the better part of darkness


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