The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies:

The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies:

by A.J. Scudiere


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The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies: by A.J. Scudiere

In NightShade nothing is as it seems . . .

Eleri Eames didn't think she'd ever be allowed to work for the FBI again, so the special FBI division of NightShade seems like an amazing opportunity. But all too soon, her chance to start over starts to disturb her.

When the FBI offers Donovan a chance to leave his job as a medical examiner and try his hand at something new, he takes a chance on the NightShade division. Somehow, he has to try to escape from his shadows, but can he trust Eleri with the truth?

Thrown together on their first case, Eleri and Donovan must deal with a charismatic cult leader and his true-believers. The cult is mixed up with several decade-old kidnapping cases and the missing daughter of a prominent FBI Agent. As Eleri and Donovan dig deeper, they discover that NightShade's mysteries aren't coincidence.

Their secrets will save them . . . or destroy them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781948059251
Publisher: Griffyn Ink
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: The NightShade Forensic Files , #1
Pages: 442
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.98(d)

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The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies (Book 1) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Compelling story line and very interesting characters. Very well written, a real page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters have nothing in common at first and at the second glance. One the third glance watch you don't miss it. The story is twisting. Just when you think you've got it twists again. Watch and see the ending
Anonymous 27 days ago
One of the best books I've read in a long time. I also enjoyed that it wasn't just a short story. Thank you so much for your (blood, sweat, and tears so to speak) time writing this fantastic story. Just wonderful!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Thought I would try this author for me. Long book but it was interesting. It brings together two characters who have to work together and get to know their new partner. I decided to continue with the series.
angeladianesharp 11 months ago
When I first started reading this book I was hmmmmm lets just see where this goes...... The more I read the deeper I was involved with this book!! I love the characters in this book!! A.J. brings their feelings, emotional stress, and their life struggles right here to the top. But I was just wanting and waiting for Eleri and Donovan to hook up... did they or didn’t they... you just got to read this great book to find out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sometimes you meet new characters and they won't leave you long after the book has ended. It's a good thing this is book one in what I hope is a long series. Eleri and Donovan are an unlikely pair but they play well against each other and fill in each other's gaps. There are so many hints at what is to come. I'm usually not a procedural reader, but the supernatural twist makes this a must-read series for me.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ayrial King for Readers' Favorite The NightShade Forensic Files: Under Dark Skies Book 1 is about the first case of Senior Agent Eleri Eames and medical examiner-turned Agent Donovan Heath. They are recruited by the NightShade division of the FBI to investigate a case of child kidnappings in the heart and heat of Texas. Surveillance and literally sweating revealed an isolated community within the city of Brownwood called the City of God, which is run by Joseph H. Baxter. After catching a lucky break from a young boy escaping the City and following up on other possible escapees from the past, Eames and Heath still don’t have enough evidence to take Baxter down. Relying on special skills only they, to their knowledge, possessed and more members of the City of God trying to escape, will Eames and Heath be able to take down the leader before he decides to send the City to its maker? I could not put this book down! It had me hooked from beginning to end, from Eleri’s last day at the hospital to her and Donovan’s relaxing but brief stay at her family’s beach home. Throughout the story, A.J. Scudiere paints these two with many layers, making them more relatable such as Donovan noting how he had performed studies and researches on himself in college to see how different he was from normal humans. Scudiere shows Donovan as more straightforward – and being a medical examiner he most likely can’t help it – and to the point than Eleri, who grew up with having to do things a certain way because of family traditions. I thought I understood Eleri, but that’s because it’s through Donovan’s eyes. When her thoughts became more open, I realized she was more complex because she had come to distrust her precognitive and psychometric abilities, even when she relied on them heavily. That was more evident during her angry exchange with Donovan after he hid Baxter’s picture under her pillow. I felt like his heart was in the right place, but he didn’t fully understand how her abilities affected her physically, emotionally, mentally, and possibly spiritually. Had he known that she experienced what she sees, I’m sure he would never have done that; at the same time, she never truly opened up about her abilities except when she talked about Emmaline and didn’t fully go into what happens to her when her abilities kick in, just how they started. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for Book 2.