Wimberley has always been a source of curiosity for me after reading Fox’s Wrecked and Wrecked: Guardians series. It’s a private black ops program, it employs Hedy and the Bash Brothers, and other than that…your guess was as good as mine. It turns out, Fox initially wrote a book featuring the full story, then used it as background material for later projects. Now, she’s rewritten it and released it to the pleasure of her fans, of which I am definitely one.
As an urban fantasy writer myself, I love that the world of this book exists concurrently with what I already know of Fox’s stories. It adds a fun depth to the shared-world experience, even if knowing the source of Ander’s magic healing serum is now both hysterical and slightly gross.
Hedy is a fantastic character that I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know. At the same time, Edison intrigued me, and Fox does an excellent job of keeping his secrets until it’s important for Hedy/the reader to learn them. This book is on the long side, though it worked well as a monthly serial for newsletter readers (which is how I initially read the first two-thirds or so). However, I had no problem powering through the last section, which did an excellent job of tying up multiple story threads, both in the paranormal vein and regarding “real world” conflicts.
I highly recommend this story to anyone who is a fan of Fox’s writing, especially if you’ve also read the Wrecked: Guardians stories. I’m already counting down the days to the first book in Fox’s next series. I hope she continues to feature cameos by familiar characters because it gives such incredible depth to her writing and the world she has created.