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Retaliation: A year after Detective Darby Shaw finds out she is a superhuman who can revive the murdered, she has uneasily accepted the expectations on her and settled into the new direction of her life. Darby's relative peace is shattered when, a year to the day after her first resuscitation, the 37-year-old killer turns up dead in his jail cell - his body withered to that of an aged man. Speculation mounts that Darby and her powers are directly responsible for the death of the killer. The Department of SuperHuman Affairs attempts to revoke her status as a super so they can whisk her off for testing. But when a motion for just that is denied by the court, even Darby will be surprised at just how far they will go to get their hands on her....
Capitulation: Two months after her kidnapping, Darby Shaw is starting to get things back to a new normal. She's making changes, subtle though they may be, doing what she can to move on. Her latest case is just the thing Darby needs to keep her mind off the recent past: Justin Kendrick, paraplegic, is dead. Being poisoned, strangled, and stabbed through the heart seems like overkill. Together with her partner, Detective Mark Herman, and colleague, Sergeant Trent Oliver, Darby must track down Justin's killer. After the resuscitation, all hell breaks loose, and Darby is unprepared for the consequences of her powers...or how they will affect her....
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By Laurie on 06-28-17
13 hours, and I was still sad when it ended!
The Darby Shaw Chronicles are a fascinating mixture of crime drama, mystery, science fiction, and a little romance. These books are unlike anything I've ever read, but I loved them! Darby was an interesting character right from the start, feisty in her role as a 5-foot-1 female police officer, but with a softer side I could relate to. I really enjoyed Mark as her counterpart - flawed, but tough, loyal, and at times unexpectedly sweet. The first book drew me in with the discovery of Darby's unusual superpower, but I really became hooked on this series in the second and third books. It was fun to see Speidel really hit her stride with the series, and I loved how different, thought-provoking aspects of Darby's superpower kept surfacing. Plus, the changing dynamics in Darby's relationship with Mark added some great tension to their scenes together. Rogers narration style fit the books well, and I appreciated how well she differentiated characters' voices. These audiobooks made a long weekend of driving much more pleasant, to the point I was almost disappointed the car trip was over!
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this audiobook*