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Penumbra by Keri Arthur ~ Review

Penumbra by Keri Arthur ~ ReviewAuthor: Keri Arthur
Title: Penumbra
Series: Spook Squad #3
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pages: 352
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genres: Urban Fantasy
TWIN KILLING   Agent Sam Ryan wants out of the Special Investigations Unit. She’s sick of the attitude from her partner, Gabriel Stern. She’s sick of the paperwork. Most of all, she’s sick of feeling lonely. But her boss isn’t about to let her go that easily. He gives Sam a choice: either stay stuck in her office or guard a clone replacement of Dan Wetherton, a government minister. Sam reluctantly chooses the latter—even though she suspects she’s being used as bait to draw out the SIU’s elusive nemesis.   Gabriel would like nothing better than to be on his own, without a partner to hold him back. Then he learns that Sam has been assigned to protect Wetherton—or whatever it is that’s replaced him. Wetherton’s clone could have come from only one place: Hopeworth, the military base that contains the secrets of Sam’s past. Determined to protect her, Gabriel is drawn into a fight against unspeakable evil. And all too soon, Sam and Gabriel discover that the connection between them is far more powerful than anyone could ever have imagined.
Format: eARC
Also by this author: Beneath a Rising Moon, Memory Zero, Generation 18, Fireborn, City of Light, Winter Halo
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*I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*

Penumbra is book three of the Spook Squad series by Keri Arthur. It was originally published by Imajinn Books in 2005. The version I am reviewing is the new one published by Random House in October 2014. It is available in both paperback and e-book formats.

This was a can’t put down read. I started and couldn’t put down till I got to the end. Keri Arthur kept me riveted to the pages.

Sam started her new assignment even with Gabriel’s warning. She knew that Stephen had withheld information, but she needed to do this. Gabriel didn’t like his new partner for a couple of reasons. One is he doesn’t know when to shut up and second is because he isn’t Sam. But he has to deal with it.

During her assignment things start to happen and Sam learns that the suspect that the SIU have been after was her twin brother. She finds out that they can’t kill him without killing her in the process due to her link with him. Gabriel wants him dead but decides that it isn’t worth Sam’s life. But Gabriel and Sam know that they have to take him down together as a team.

Finally Gabriel realizes that he needs Sam more than he wanted to admit in the beginning. Sam remembers that she can shift and remembers that she is a hawk same as Gabriel. Gabriel tells Sam that hawks mate for life and in not so many words tells Sam that he wants that with her.

I give Penumbra 5 stars and recommend the Spook Squad series to anyone who likes paranormal and Urban Fantasy. This is a great series.

About Keri Arthur

Keri Arthur, author of the New York Times bestselling Riley Jenson, Guardian series, has now written more than 25 books. She’s received several nominations in the Best Contemporary Paranormal category of the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Awards, and recently won RT’s Career Achievement Award for urban fantasy. She lives in Melbourne with her daughter and two crazy dogs.

(bio from Goodreads)


Misty Gee

I am currently a stay at home mom and I love to read the following types of books: 1. Paranormal Romance 2. Historical Romance (with Highlanders) 3. Some Fantasy (such as David Eddings) 4. Some Horror (such as Stephen King) 5. Urban Fantasy Books that I refuse to read are: 1. Same Sex 2. Political 3. Religious 4. BDSM 5. Self-Help 6. Gore 7. Young Adult Feel free to contact me at if you would like me to consider review of your book. Please read this before sending your request. If your book is part of the list I won't consider reading. Thank You.....

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