Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review: Under Suspicion (Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles, Book 3) by Hannah Jayne

She's the new head of the Underworld Detection Agency's strangest division. 

What a nightmare. . .

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Being a human immune to magic helped Sophie Lawson get promoted. It's also made her a major, very reluctant player in a game that stretches beyond even the Underworld. Having handsome buttoned-down Englishman Will as her new guardian is one tempting blessing, especially since sexy fallen angel Alex is mysteriously MIA lately. But as a frightening number of demons start disappearing around the city, Sophie suspects that an Armageddon-level prophecy is about to become everyone's nightmare. And her investigation is testing her bravery--and Will's unexpected vulnerability--in ways neither could predict. Now Sophie and Will are fast running out of time as an unstoppable evil prepares to lay waste to demons and humans alike. . .
(Synopsis and photo courtesy of Goodreads.com)

Book Details:

Series: Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles

Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: Kensington; Original edition (May 1, 2012)
ISBN-10: 0758258941
ISBN-13: 978-0758258946
Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 6.8 x 0.9 inches


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Sapphyria's Review:

Reviews of Books 1 & 2:


Oh Sophie....you silly, silly breather, you!

 The Underworld Detection Agency Chronicles is a series and as such, I would highly suggest you start by reading Book 1 and Book 2 before picking up Under Suspicion.  This review will most likely contain Book 1 & 2 spoilers.  Turn back now....it's not too late.....

I'm going to assume that because you have continued to read this that you have either already read the first two books or you don't care about spoilers.

Sophie is the only mundane being that is employed by the Underworld Detection Agency (UDA), located below the police station (unbeknown to them).  She has been through hell and back but came out victorious thus far.  Unfortunately, some of her regular clients can't say that.  Demons that she's responsible for in her line of work are suddenly missing appointments without phone calls or rescheduling.  After her most consistent dragon client misses her weekly child support/alimony/take her cheating ass ex-husband to the cleaners appointment, Sophie knows something's up.  The new head of the UDA, the vampire Dixon, placates Sophie but she has a feeling he isn't taking the disappearances seriously.  Sophie decides to check on the dragon family and is completely disgusted and goes into shock at what she finds.

As more demons disappear or get attacked, Sophie herself also becomes a target.  She's jumped by someone that tries to stake her - a human - in the heart.  Fortunately, Will, her Guardian comes to her rescue.  And things just snowball from there.

No one in the UDA, or any of Sophie's friends, lovers, or enemies takes the threat to the Underworld creatures seriously - despite the overwhelming evidence that something is really happening. This, or course, forces Sophie to take matters into her own hands.  She, along with her Guardian, Will, must do what they can (well, in this case, Will just needs to make sure Sophie doesn't wind up dead) to figure out what the heck is happening.  The resulting investigation and identity of the problem causer(s) will come as a surprise....maybe.  The author does a good job of trying to throw the reader off of the right track.  I had my suspicions but I wasn't completely let down by thinking I knew who the culprit(s) was.

Our favorite, lovable vampire fashionista, Nina (or Neens), falls head over heels for an author that comes into town.  He writes novels debunking everything that goes bump in the night.  Neens dating a human skeptic is all sorts of ironic and pretty funny at times.  Her lack of Sophie support, however, was a huge downer for me.

While this installment wasn't nearly as good as the first 3 books, I still read it for what it was and enjoyed it.

Review Copy Courtesy of My Local Library!

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