Review: Darkest Edge of Dawn - Kelly Gay

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.

A superb follow up to Kelly Gay's first book, Better Part of Darkness (see my review here ), The Darkest Edge of Dawn doesn't let the fans of the first book down.

Charlie Madigan and her siren partner, Hank are back and better than ever. Spicier, deadlier and toss in some necromancy, and you have the recipe for a damn good read. All the characters and story lines of the first book are brought over to the follow up with much more complex and pressing issues and intensity. Charlie is dealing with more emotionally and physically as her body is in a able with her mixed dna, emotions with her daughter, her ex, the spirit living in his body, and so much more. I definitely recommend this series to fans of Dark Urban Fantasy. One big recommendation? Read the first two in a row. Darkest Edge of Dawn is definitely not a stand alone book. I read the first one and it took me a bit to catch up and remember some of the details of The Better Part of Darkness.

The Charlie Madigan series is a MUST read for Dark Urban Fantasy Fans.

disclaimer: This book was provided to me by Simon and Schuster for my true and honest review. The fact that this book was provided to me has no bearing on my ability to remain impartial and honest. I did not receive financial compensation, however, I do receive a TINY, I do mean TINY, commission on any books/CDs/DVDs/etc purchased through an link.


  1. Not a genre I usually read but I'm intrigued by your review.

  2. Definitely give it a chance! It's a VERY good series!


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