Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Best Left in the Shadows (Best Left in the Shadows, #1)

Best Left in the Shadows (Best Left in the Shadows, #1)
author: Mark Gelineau
name: Wayne
average rating: 4.24
book published: 2015
rating: 4
read at: 2016/03/02
date added: 2016/03/02
'Best Left in the Shadows' by Mark Gelineau and Joe King is another cracking novella in their fantasy series. This time, a sort of police proecdural.

When a Highside girl if found beaten and murdered near a Lowside dock, a lawman, named Daxton, from the good side of the tracks shows up to find out what happened. He forms an alliance with a woman, named Alys, who is adept at fighting and familiar with the Lowside. She will help guide him in his investigation and provide introductions where necessary, like the madam who runs the local brothel. She also provides warning about local danger, like the street gang known as the Leather Aprons. The clues lead them around the Lowside and eventually to an answer that seemed a bit obvious to me.

But, I loved the characters. This is really tight writing, and I'm enjoying the heck out of the world these two authors are building. I'd like to see more investigative team ups with Daxton and Alys. They have a beguiling chemistry, which is interesting, considering the novella is only 80 pages long. This might be my favorite of the three I've read so far.

I received a review copy of this ebook from Gelineau and King, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.

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