Review: Under the Gun by Hannah Jayne


Title: Under the Gun {Underworld Detection Agency #4}

Author: Hannah Jayne

Published: Kensington February 2013

Status: Read from February 10 to 11, 2013 — I own a copy {Courtesy Kensington/Netgalley}

My Thoughts:

I really need to start checking if the books that catch my eye at Netgalley are mid series or not. The blurb didn’t alert me to the fact that Under the Gun is the fourth book in Hannah Jayne’s Underworld Detection Agency series featuring Sophie Lawson.

I am a little sketchy on Sophie’s past history past the basics – she is human, but fathered by Satan and a prized vessel of some sort. She lives with her BFF and her BFF’s nephew both of whom happen to be vampires, and she works for The Underworld Detection Agency which is something like a registration and control agency for all of the supernatural creatures who reside in San Francisco which live alongside the human population, who are clueless. Her on again off again boyfriend is both a cop and a fallen angel and with startling regularity, Sophie finds herself in mortal danger.

Though I was lacking some details I found it mattered little as Jayne provided just enough back story to make sense of the world. In this installment Sophie is trying to help her old UDA boss, Pete Sampson, evade the attentions of two ruthless werewolf hunters while growing increasingly concerned he may be responsible for several grisly deaths in the city.

Under the Gun is a fast paced read with plenty of action, a bit of romance and mystery. I enjoyed the humour, sniggering at some of the more amusing scenes involving Nina’s home shopping network addiction and Sophie’s attempt to escape Alex’s office while handcuffed to a chair.

I have to admit though I grew a little tired of Sophie’s ditzy persona. She freezes when confronted with anything vaguely threatening, babbles incoherently in the company of a good looking guy, is hopelessly clumsy and has a tendency to overlook the screamingly obvious.

I doubt I will seek out the earlier books in the series but Under the Gun was a entertaining, quick read that provided the odd laugh and demanded little concentration.

Available to Purchase

@Kensington I @Amazon I @BookDepository

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Audrey (Bibliosaurus Text)
    Feb 19, 2013 @ 02:21:12

    Escaping the Arroyo looks like it could be really good. I hope you liked Eleanor & Park as much as I did!



  2. Trackback: Review: Under the Spell by Hannah Jayne | book'd out

I want to know what you think! Your comments are appreciated.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s