Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Nadia Stafford #3.5
For a lot of fans of the Nadia Stafford series, “Double Play” was a huge surprise. This series is a trilogy and not as popular as Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld or Young Adult books. So, fans had to wait years between each installment. When the third book, “Wild Justice” finally hit shelves, I hadn’t expected Armstrong to write anything further in that world. So, I was thrilled to see notification of this novella’s release pop-up in my email. Did I want to read a little more about Nadia and Jack? Why, yes. Yes I did.
“Double Play” picks up not long after “Wild Justice”. We get a return of all the usual suspects, even Diaz the lawyer who was featured in the last book. When Nadia’s friend, Quinn, goes missing she immediately agrees to help Diaz find him. Cut off from communication with her partner, Jack, Nadia has no way knowing that Quinn’s disappearance is a trap set in place by people looking to get to Jack through her.
This was just a blast to read. It’s extremely fast moving and was great to see where Nadia was in her life after the events of “Wild Justice”. If you’re a fan of the series, you’ll find something to love here. I was only surprised that Armstrong decided to make a character fear that another was dead twice. The second time it felt a little repetitive for such a short story, but I still highly enjoyed myself.
If you’re a fan of the books, this is a fun treat. If you haven’t read the series, I wouldn’t recommend starting with this novella. Most of Armstrong’s short stories work better as supplements to the main books rather than as a way to dip your toes into one of her series.