Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay

Book Details
The Better Part of Darkness by Kelly Gay
Paperback, 416 pages
2009, Pocket
ISBN: 1439109656
Series: Book 1 of Charlie Madigan

Atlanta: it's the promised city for the off-worlders, foreigners from the alternate dimensions of heaven-like Elysia and hell-like Charbydon. Some bring good works and miracles. And some bring unimaginable evil....
Charlie Madigan is a divorced mother of one, and a kick-ass cop trained to take down the toughest human and off-world criminals. She's recently returned from the dead after a brutal attack, an unexplained revival that has left her plagued by ruthless nightmares and random outbursts of strength that make doing her job for Atlanta P.D.'s Integration Task Force even harder. Since the Revelation, the criminal element in Underground Atlanta has grown, leaving Charlie and her partner Hank to keep the chaos to a dull roar. But now an insidious new danger is descending on her city with terrifying speed, threatening innocent lives: a deadly, off-world narcotic known as ash. Charlie is determined to uncover the source of ash before it targets another victim -- but can she protect those she loves from a force more powerful than heaven and hell combined?

Awesome doesn't even begin to describe The Better Part of Darkness. Kelly Gay has created a whole new world, completely unique from any other urban fantasy novels. I could not wait to see what happened which caused me such inner turmoil as I never wanted the book to end. I sincerely hope Charlie Madigan is around for a good long while. Kelly Gay has won herself a fan in me.




  1. Whoa! Love that cover!! Five shots, huh? I am going to have to try this one out then.

  2. Visiting tour participants today. We both enjoyed this book too, an dare looking forward to the second book in 2010!

  3. I LOVED this book! I can't wait to read more from her!

  4. I think here has been 50 reviews and all positive... Gosh Jealousy my way for wanting to read this.

  5. This sounds like a great book! I wasn't interested in this book at first, but all these glowing reviews are making me want to read it right now!