The Darkest Edge of Dawn by Kelly Gay

Rating: 4 stars

Series: Charlie Madigan #2

Dead bodies are piling up, and Charlie and Hank have to stop whoever is doing it. The murders could cause some serious problems amongst the different factions of people. This case ties in closely with the events in The Better Part of Darkness, but saying much more would give too much away.

Charlie is dealing with problems at home. She’s still learning how to cope with her own powers, which are physically draining her. Her preteen daughter is acting out as expected for her age. They’ve adopted a pet hellhound who for all Charlie knows could turn on them at any time. On top of it all, she’s living with Rex who is inhabiting her ex-hubby’s body, and she hasn’t broken the news to her daughter about what really happened to her dad.

I liked this one better than the first. The beginning was a little slow, but after that I was hooked. Hank was more prominently featured but not as much as I would like. He’s definitely an alpha but not the overbearing type. The relationship between Charlie and Hank began to evolve into something more.

One issue I have with Charlie is that she is resistant to getting close to anyone. She has several good, reliable people in her life, but she often wants to keep problems to herself. I’d like her be in a romantic relationship, but I’d be willing to settle for a close friendship.

I can’t wait to read the next one and see how all of the issues that were left hanging are resolved.