A Veiled Truth (The Hunted #2.5) by Amanda Shofner
A 31,000 word novella set in The Hunted worldVisit Amanda's site for purchase links. (and as someone who's read this already, I can say it's VERY good. You want this. You might not know you want it yet, but you do. Trust me. I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV. No, wait. I read one in a book. JUST GO!)
She’s about to learn life isn’t like her controlled experiments.
Edie Brown is a lab rat, dedicated to improving the lives of her fellow Gifted. And while she saved countless Gifted soldiers with her research during the war against the Hunters, she’s haunted by the one person she hasn’t saved: her aunt. With a new pair of joint illusionists to help her, Edie’s closer than ever to a breakthrough.
But her well-ordered scientist’s life unravels when her best friend Marcus proposes a different kind of experiment — one that puts her heart at risk — and her aunt collapses, leaving Edie wondering if she’s too late to help. She’s not about to give up yet, though, not when there’s still a chance she can cure her aunt — and find the one thing she didn't even know she needed.