"The Masked Songbird boasts all the ingredients to become the kind of breakout hit that will make cigars drop from astonished mouths: plenty of heroic derring-do, a plot torn from breaking news, and most of all, an identifiable, likeable hero."
The Masked Songbird (Shrike Book 1)
Emmie Mears, author
Edinburgh accountant Gwenllian Maule is surviving. She’s got a boyfriend, a rescued pet bird and a flatmate to share rent. Gwen’s biggest challenges: stretching her last twenty quid until payday and not antagonising her terrifying boss. Then Gwen mistakenly drinks a mysterious beverage that gives her heightened senses, accelerated healing powers and astonishing strength. All of which come in handy the night she rescues her activist neighbour from a beat-down by political thugs. Now Gwen must figure out what else the serum has done to her body, who else is interested and how her boss is involved. Finally—and most mysteriously—she must uncover how this whole debacle is connected to the looming referendum on Scottish independence. Superpowers don't make a superhero. Real strength isn't something you're born with -- it's something you build.
Graham Milne, Huffington Post Books