Monday, March 20, 2017

Fish Out of Water by Hailey Edwards [Review]

 Fish Out of Water by Hailey Edwards
Fish Out of Water (Gemini Series Novellas #1) by Hailey Edwards
Format: ebook
Source: provided through Netgalley
Date read: September 14, 2016

Gemini
1. Dead in the Water
2. Head Above Water
3. Hell or High Water

Gemini Series Novellas
1. Fish Out of WaterKindle

Hailey Edwards
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Harlow Bevans was a changeling mermaid working as a diving consultant for the Earthen Conclave. Then he came along. Charybdis. A serial killer who possessed her body and wrecked her mind. Now she's an inmate--patient--at Edelweiss Mental Institution.

When a haunting song lures her to the scene of a brutal murder, the calm of the past few months is shattered. A fellow patient is dead, and Harlow is caught standing over his body by a mysterious guard who hides his own secrets behind a pair of aviator sunglasses her fingers itch to remove.

Unwilling to be a pawn in another psychopath's game, Harlow sets out to discover the real killer. What she uncovers makes her a prime target, and the next song she hears could be her last. Curiosity may not have killed the cat, but it just might fillet the mermaid.
Thoughts on Fish Out of Water: Oh my goodness, this novella was so good. Harlow was in a bad way after her run in with Charybdis and she's in Edelweiss trying to find her footing again. Or at least come to terms with what she did while she was under Charybdis's control. She's a mess, but she's not nearly as much a mess as she thinks. Being pulled into the middle of the strange goings-on at Edelweiss helps shock her back into herself. While she's not the carefree woman she was before her possession, the Harlow who lived life loud and with joy is still in there and she's waking up.

One of the things that wakes her up is Lam. He's nice to look at and he makes her feel things that aren't all doom and gloom. Except Lam has his own set of secrets and they could end up hurting Harlow in the end unless he can control himself. (I believe in him. I BELIEVE!)

The murders are messy and dangerous. Harlow is tossed into the middle of something dark without the means to defend herself, but she has more skills than most give her credit for.

I'm LOVING being back in this world and seeing how things turn out for some of the tertiary characters we've met before. *draws glitter hearts around everyone and smiles like a sap* What can I say? I just want to wallow in this world longer. (and watch all the kissing. *thumbs up* to the kissing.)

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