Review: Shadow of Doubt (The Potentate of Atlanta #1) by Hailey Edwards

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The Potentate of Atlanta #1
Hailey Edwards
Urban Fantasy
August 7th 2019
Kindle Unlimited


Hadley Whitaker is a liar, a killer, and a chocoholic, but she’s getting better about the first two. Or maybe she’s just getting better at them.

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.


WOW! I wasn’t expecting to like this as much as I did; because I know Hadley’s story, but I have to say I like where the author is going in redeeming this character, giving use more on her background, & introducing use to the gwyllgi and a possible romance.

The action and mystery on who the killer is and what their goal is was great and well done. I didn’t see that someone was playing all the other characters.

Do you need to read The Beginners Guide to Necromancy series before reading this spin-off? No!
Would I recommend reading The Beginners Guide to Necromancy? Yes!

This series can stand on its own and Edwards does a great job giving newbies to the series a run down of important events and connections. For me thou I’m glad I read The Beginners Guide to Necromancy first. I had the pleasure of knowing Hadley’s flaws and seeing connections; then if I started with this series.

Shadow of Doubt was a wonderful debut to Hadley, Atlanta, and all it’s characters. I had a blast and can’t wait to see what’s next.

Rated: 4.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

6 comments on “Review: Shadow of Doubt (The Potentate of Atlanta #1) by Hailey Edwards

  1. I’m really looking forward to this on audio. It is out in a couple weeks. Fantastic review!
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    • I haven’t listen to Edwards books and I hope you enjoy the audio.

  2. well, you convinced me. i will be checking my kindle to see if i have any of hailey’s work on my kindle
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    • Hope you enjoy!

  3. I have this one but I haven’t read it yet, I’m a bit anxious but with your review I’ll try to read it soon now
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    • I was anxious/hesitant to read this. Wasn’t sure I’d like it just because I know her backstory, but it turned out better then I thought and she’s on her way to redemption I think. Hope you enjoy!