I found Hailey Edwards Gemini Series from another Author. It is always nice when an author whose books I enjoy; shares whose books they are reading. The protagonist, Camille Ellis is a Gemini. Gemini’s are born twinned and have special powers. The Earthen Conclave hired Camille to investigate fae murderers and to keep the fae population secret from humans. As part of her capacity as a Conclave Agent, Camille is following the trail of a serial killer who is killing fae. When the latest victim’s brother barges his way into her investigation, Camille’s world is turned upside down.
Wargs, the werewolves of Hailey Edwards world, are territorial packs who hold earth magic. As they are natural to the area, they have special rights including taking part in the murder investigation on their land. Unfortunately for Camille, the warg who is demanding answers, is the victim’s brother. And he will go to any length to avenge his sister’s death, including putting Camille in line to be the next victim.
Physical pain can be overcome with enough practice. There are worse ways to ache.Hailey Edwards, Dead in the Water
There is a lot of world building in book 1, Dead in the Water, but it does not slow down the pace of the story. Camille is a complicated character. She is unique, not her powers specifically, but because she is the lone survivor of a Gemini twin. Surviving does not mean she is doing well. Camille holds herself responsible for her sister’s loss and is driven to save others as she could not save her sister.
Cord Graeson is the beta of the Chandler Pack, ridden by grief, he will do whatever is in his power to find the killer. Camille is a means to the end, at first. But the longer they work together the more his eyes open to the realization Camille could mean more to him.
The further into the investigation they go, more complications and dangers rise. Hailey Edwards build’s a dark world where Camille isn’t sure if she can stop the killer before it kills again. Although Dead in the Water is a complete story, I would urge you to make time to read all three together. I preferred the ability to move into the next book as I found the books end abruptly. Camille and Cord must face their worst fears and deepest pain. It is only if they work together they may solve the murders and stop something larger and darker from escaping onto earth. If you are looking for romance, this is a slow burn romance.
There wasn’t enough liquid left in my glass to wet my throat when he looked at me with that potent mix of grief and guilt I understood too well. Living, even for a moment, after someone you loved had died, carved up your insides.Hailey Edwards, Dead in the Water
The Gemini series was a fun series, and I didn’t notice any missing story details even though I didn’t read the Black Dog Series first as recommended. The Black Dog Series, Kitsune Series, and Gemini Series are all parts of the Black Dog Universe. There are three different entry points into the universe and you can start with whichever series looks most interesting to you.