Review: Pack of Lies (The Potentate of Atlanta #2) by Hailey Edwards

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The Potentate of Atlanta #2
Hailey Edwards
Paranormal Romance - Urban Fantasy
January 15, 2020
Kindle Unlimited


Hadley is losing time, and her shadow refuses to shed light on the gaps in her memory. How can she protect her city if she can't remember where she goes or what she does when she ought to be asleep? Her grim history appears to be stuck on repeat, and the only way forward might be a scythe through her back.


Pack of Lies is book two of The Potentate of Atlanta series by Hailey Edwards.

Hadley is growing on me and the redemption storyline for her is working. I like her humor and how she uses it as a way to deflect when her feelings become too complicated. 

Ambrose is a fun character and an unapologetic killer, but he makes me laugh.

I like that Hadley and Midas are finally working towards a relationship, even thou it seems like it’s impossible. They both have issues and the romance is a slow build. 

The story moves along at a nice steady pace. The action is entertaining, but our main focus seemed to be on Hadley and Midas’s relationship.

In this story we are treated to some type of magical roach creature. This storyline was a bit confusing to me and we don’t get any true understanding on this or conclusion, yet. Hopeful more will be reveled in the next installment. As for the ending we do end on a cliffhanger. Now, I’m not a fan of those, but nothing I can do about that. 

The one thing that got to me is how much she relies on Linus still. I feel she needs to start weaning away and not calling him on every little thing all the time. It’s ok to need someone to bounce ideas off, but I feel she calls him to much. I get she’s still in the probation faze, but one day she’s going to need to rely on her team and herself. 

Pack of Lies was another good book in the series. It did leave me a little confused, but I like that we are seeing Midas and Hadley work on a relationship. I’m looking forward to the next installment. 

Rated: 3.5 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.

8 comments on “Review: Pack of Lies (The Potentate of Atlanta #2) by Hailey Edwards

  1. Reminding me again… who is Hadley? Can I start this series without having finished the original series?

    • I don’t want to give too much away. I’d recommend reading The Beginners Guide to Necromancy at least unto I think book 3 then you could pop over to this one, but finishing the other first I gives you a border understanding of where things stand and what hopes to the world and why Linus stays with Grier. As for Hadley she’s Grier’s best friend who did something bad and lost that friendship.

  2. A magical roach creature and a cliffhanger. It’s not sounding good to me. lol

    • This more focused on the developing relationship between Hadley and Midas. The mystery was a like a side note. The roach creature was interesting and I wish we got more on the mystery aspect of what is going on, but I know the author will give us more in the next installment. I get the cliffhanger. I’m not a fan, but I understand it’s need or use. Thank’s for visiting!

  3. This series and the author’s older series are on my list to read. Glad it is growing on you even with some little quibbles.

    • Edwards is a nice author to read. I enjoy her UF and character development. I hope you enjoy when ever you get a chance to try. I think she has a few first in a series freebies and on sale and I know she’s in KU.

  4. I need to read the spin off series. For now I haven’t.

    • I wasn’t a bit scared to dive into the spin off, because I wasn’t sure if she could do a redemption on Hadley, but it’s working. I hope you enjoy! Thank you for visiting.