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Alex McKenna is the new Special Agent in Charge of the Chicago office of the Bureau of Preternatural Investigations - the division tasked with investigating crimes involving shades.

Or vampires, as they're more widely known.

Children have been going missing, and agents are routinely being slaughtered. It's up to McKenna, and some unlikely allies, to get to the bottom of the problem, and find the kids before it's too late.

Nightshades is a new gritty urban fantasy from Melissa F. Olson.

©2016 Melissa F. Olson (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Suspenseful and well written

Really tight storyline, I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series.
Like all MFO’s books, it’s well written with engaging characters that draw you into the world she’s creating.

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  • S. Yates
  • 27-01-2018

Fun, with enough novelty to be interesting

3.5 stars. Neat concept (vampires, or Nightshades, are real and have been around for millennia, but now modern humans have realized this fact), likable characters, and plenty of action. Some of the story is predictable, and the dialog at times feels straight out of a number of buddy FBI story lines (glib, clever). But it doesn't stop it from being entertaining and the added twist of vampires gives the plot enough freshness and novelty to be thoroughly enjoyable. Biggest con of the book is that it is more like novella length and I would have liked more length and depth. But at least the sequel is already out and a third book in the series is slated for later in 2018.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-07-2018

Shortest book ever!

I didn’t notice the book length when I bought it, something I usually pay attention to. Four hours is ridiculously short.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 28-05-2018

A short story at a novel's price.

I loved the storyline but was disappointed that there could have been so much more of it and there isn't. Also, it took me a while to get use to this series being completely different than the Scarlet Barnard, Disrupted Magic and Boundary Magic trilogies. I found myself arguing with some of the vampire "facts" because they are so opposite of the above mentioned series and the whole shade saliva thing is just wrong. other than that, I truly did love the story as I have all books by Melissa F. Olson.

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  • michele
  • 08-02-2018

Disliked it

First let me say that I have all of Melissa Olsen’s books on audible and I love them and listened to each at least twice. This one stunk and is a total waste. First you have a captive vampire which just appeared from thin air. Considering he is used as one of the foundation blocks this is confusing especially as as he is referred back to several times. The rest of the story isn’t to horrendous cons

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  • J. Stanley
  • 15-12-2017

Great story just too short

The only bad thing I have to say is I wish the story had been longer - very enjoyable.

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  • Merissa Smith
  • 10-06-2018

Enjoyable!

I love her other series and this one is no different a little short but it’s nice that it wasn’t drawn out with un-needed drama.

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