Under Suspicion by Hannah Jayne (Underworld Detection Agency #3)

Available: Now Amazon/B&N

Type: Urban Fantasy 

Publisher: Kensington

My Copy: Sent

She’s the new head of the Underworld Detection Agency’s strangest division. What a nightmare… 

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…

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A new position at the UDA ensures Sophie will have her hands full yet again. If she can keep it that is. The vampires are infiltrating every position at the UDA and Sophie fears her new job might not be hers for long. Especially if she keeps defying orders not to investigate the disappearances and attacks of her clients.

Along with her guardian Will, Sophie sets out to figure out who or what is attacking everyone around her and why vampires seem to be the only ones unaffected.

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Sophie Lawson is back in this third installment of the Underworld Detection Agency series and she’s got a new job as the head of the fallen angels division. As being the only person at the UDA who has dealt with not one but two fallen angels, the head of the UDA, Dixon has rethought his decision to fire her and has instead given her a promotion of sorts. Except right from the beginning Sophie can tell something is up. The vampires are taking over the UDA slowly but noticeably. Including Vlad who has now become Sophie’s boss. Her favorite love-to-hate client Mrs Henderson had disappeared leaving her house in disarray and dragon blood all over the walls. A drowned Centaur is also found at the bottom of one of the piers. Dixon doesn’t seem too enthused to go looking for the killer and refuses  to connect the two together.

When a banshee client comes in claiming to have been attacked Sophie knows she can sit idly by no longer. She’s on her own this time because Alex has left town and won’t answer her calls. She becomes dependent upon her guardian, Will to be by her side. Poor Will, I feel kinda bad for him. Sophie is still hung up on Alex and Will is hung up on her. He is dependable though and takes his role of guardian seriously and tries his best to keep her safe. Doesn’t mean she doesn’t get beat to a pulp several times. I swear, you’d think by the third book the woman would either learn to use a gun or maybe take some fighting classes but she seems content to be a punching bag for every baddie wanting to take over the world.

Of course Nina is back with her hilarious one liners and continuous banter being lobbed between her and every single person she meets. Her dialogue definitely spices this one up. I love her protectiveness and human qualities. She has found her soul mate in a writer that is ironically out to disprove that vampires exist and who may also have a role in the string of supernatural killing plaguing the city.  Sophie isn’t sure what he is hiding but she’s sure it’s something. Then there is the fact none of the attacks have been on vampires. Could the vampire movement Vlad is a part of be behind everything and if so is Vlad secretly out to kill Sophie?

I found Under Suspicion to be aptly named since mostly everyone is a suspect in this one. With Alex mostly out of the picture till the most inopportune time Sophie and Will become closer and honestly I’m kind of rooting for them at this point. Pending Will doesn’t turn out to be a psychopath of course. Alex is just so douchey. Leaving Sophie pretty much unprotected makes me think yet again that he might only be out for his greater good.

The continuation of the UDA story line is well wrote and while the fluffiness can get a bit old at times I like the direction and evolution the series is starting to take. I am looking forward to finding out what happens next after the cliff hanger ending that has now ensured I tune back in for the fourth book (publication unknown).

I give Under Suspicion by Hannah Jayne 3.50 stars!

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