Audio: Shadow of Doubt by Hailey Edwards @HaileyEdwards ‏ @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks

Posted November 27, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 20 Comments

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Audio: Shadow of Doubt by Hailey Edwards @HaileyEdwards ‏ @TantorAudio #LoveAudiobooks Shadow of Doubt by Hailey Edwards
Narrator: Rebecca Mitchell
Series: Potentate of Atlanta #1
Published by Tantor Audio on November 26, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Length: 8 hours, 24 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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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.

I loved the Beginner’s Guide to Necromancy series. They are all on Kindle Unlimited as well as this new series, The Potentate of Atlanta. It is with some characters from the original series.

Hadley, ie. Amelie,  is now living in Atlanta training to be the POA.  We don’t really know her all that well and now we begin to learn about her.  Her childhood is not really an excuse but it certainly played into her bad choices. Atlanta is a fresh start, but not an easy choice.

I enjoyed getting to know her and loved her little business with its sewing aspects.  I find her interactions with the pack to be a little odd.  I don’t think I’m on board with any of her romantic prospects at this point.

The murder mystery was her first case in charge. It felt bumbly, even if it wasn’t. Hadley checked for all the forensic type information, interviewed those who might know something, and she did make reasonable deductions. It just felt like all reaction, rather than smart investigating.  The visit by Linus was great and she did do a good job of working things out in the end.

I’ll be interested to see how things progress. Hadley is an advocate for women / girls and so is Midas. The pack has ripples of unease from Lethe moving to Savannah. Shadow of Doubt is an apt title and a good beginning.


Rebecca Mitchell is Grier for me and also Linus. I barely distinguished her Hadley from her Grier voice. Ford sounded too much like Boaz for me.  She did perform both male and female voices well.   I listened at my normal 1.5x speed.

Listen to a clip: HERE

About Hailey Edwards

Hailey Edwards writes about questionable applications of otherwise perfectly good magic, the transformative power of love, the family you choose for yourself, and blowing stuff up. Not necessarily all at once. That could get messy. She lives in Alabama with her husband, their daughter, and a herd of dachshunds.

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Posted November 27, 2019 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Book Review / 20 Comments

20 responses to “Audio: Shadow of Doubt by Hailey Edwards

  1. Yes, the necromancer series is one that I marked when when I do a KU membership run. I’m glad it is still going strong with the spinoff even if it was a little wobbly here at the start. Interesting how it gave you a different vibe for her investigation of the mystery. Sometimes there is just something off even when it seems right.

  2. Jen

    I’ve been reading reviews for this for a while, so I assumed it came out a couple months ago. But you are the first that mentioned the main character is/was once Amalie. Interesting… Since I never finished the original series, I now wonder how she elevated to this level. Thanks for the review.

    • Well that answer would be lots of spoilers. 🙂 But the Kindle version came out a couple months ago. I waited for the audio version which released this week which is the time discrepancy. The same thing is happening with the Annette Marie books I’ve been reading. The books are out; the audios I’m waiting for so I can review.

  3. I do want to give this author’s books a try sometime soon. I think that I will start with the other series and then move on to this one if things go well. It sounds like this was a decent start for the new series.