a longer fall

4 stars

This is the second book in a new fantasy/paranormal series and the author doesn’t miss a step in getting the action started. It’s fun, fast-paced and a wild ride.

Lizbeth Rose, a young gunslinger (gunnie) for hire is running with a new crew. They’ve been tasked with a seemingly easy job of running a crate to Dixie, a place where social norms have reverted back to the last century. Just before they reach their final destination, the crate is stolen in a heist that costs over a dozen lives.

Ever the dedicated Gunnie, Lizbeth goes undercover in the dangerous and backwards land to find the crate and finish her job. She is aided in her efforts by an old friend who she isn’t sure she can trust, but is out of options. As she gets closer to finding answers, many lives are put at risk, including Gunnie Rose’s.

This is another wild ride for Gunnie Rose. Supernatural elements are still at play, the bad guys are more insidious, and the stakes are higher than ever. Lizbeth is forced to dress and act like a lady, among people who believe that women should be seen and not heard. As you can imagine, not wearing her gear and guns does not sit well with Lizbeth. But once she realizes just how dangerous Dixie is, and that her actions can have severe. and possibly deadly, consequences for others, she bites her tongue and toughs it out.

As with most Harris books, there is always a bit of sexual tension between people who are very different from each other. This romance is a nice relief from the action. I’m not sure how many books are expected in this series, but I can’t wait to read the next one! I highly recommend you read this series.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.