"Edwards [creates] amazing fantasy worlds that the reader becomes completely engrossed in." Goodreads
Her beginning may be our end . . .
Deep in the humid Mississippi bayou, a half-wild child is dragged from the murky waters. She has no memories, no family and is covered in mysterious markings. Adopted by the policeman who rescued her, Luce Boudreau follows him onto the force, determined to prove herself in the eyes of those who are still suspicious.
However, there's more of a battle ahead than Luce could possibly imagine. She may be an orphan without a past, but no one - including Luce herself - could ever be prepared for the truth of her dark, powerful destiny . .
"Well-plotted fantasy continues to engage the reader with its intriguing characters, heart-pounding action, suspenseful intrigue and subtle romance." RT Book Reviews
"The world building is fresh ... The characters are well-drawn and easy to root for. And the romance really hits the spot." Red Hot Books
A mysterious girl and lovestruck demons combine to odd effect in a story that begins as a crime novel and then veers into dark urban fantasy. Edwards (the Black Dog series) introduces Luce Boudreau, who, as a child, was found in the bayou with no memories of her early life. She follows in her adoptive father's footsteps and becomes a cop in Canton, Miss. When a young girl is found floating in the swamps bearing the same metallic markings on her arms that Luce has, Luce believes that this nameless girl is the key to unlocking the mystery of her past but she quickly learns some secrets should be left alone. Cole Heaton, head of White Horse Security, is retained by Luce's father to protect both the foundling child and Luce. A topsy-turvy romance forms between Luce and Cole, though he rebuffs all of Luce's advances for surprising reasons related to demons, dragons, and the four horses of the apocalypse. By the end of the book, FBI investigations coexist uneasily with human-demon mergers. Though the ending leaves much unresolved, fans of snarky heroines and creepy atmospheres will still find the story enjoyable.