Dreadful Company by Vivian Shaw

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Dreadful Company is book two in the Dr. Greta Helsing series by Vivian Shaw. It picks up not too long after its predecessor, Strange Practice, which I freaking loved!

There is a lot going on in this novel so I didn’t get to read my favorite characters as much as I would have liked. Matter of fact, there is almost too much going on. The story jumps around quite a bit making it feel busy and heavy; a far cry different than the tone of book one. While the story was still good, and the ending very appropriate, it just didn’t have the same presence as the first.

Nonetheless, I did enjoy this book. There is a little more character development throughout this novel and a few developments that piques new interests in the story. I will continue to read the series because I like it. Not to mention, in the Kindle version, there is a sneak peak of the next book. It sounds great!

book • details

T I T L E: Dreadful Company

S E R I E S: Dr. Greta Helsing (Nº 2)

A U T H O R: Vivian Shaw

P U B L I S H • D A T E : July 31, 2018

P U B L I S H E R: Orbit

I S B N: 9780316434638

Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Paranormal


Contemporary fantasy in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations.

When Greta Helsing, doctor to the undead, is unexpectedly called to Paris to present at a medical conference, she expects nothing more exciting than professional discourse on zombie reconstructive surgery and skin disease in bogeymen — and hopefully at least one uneventful night at the Opera. 

Unfortunately for Greta, Paris happens to be infested with a coven of vampires — and not the civilized kind. If she hopes to survive, Greta must navigate the darkest corners of the City of Lights, the maze of ancient catacombs and mine-tunnels underneath the streets, where there is more to find than simply dead men’s bones.


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