Joel M. Andreby:
On a warm summer afternoon, in Northern Arizona, a double homicide stains the ground with blood. Detectives are called out to handle the investigation, each plagued with their own internal demons, and aren't prepared for what they are about to find.
Detective Lauren Bruni, faces a world of darkness and evil, as a demonic force begins to leash an attack on a small town. As the stakes begin to rise, so does the stunning truth, that not even Lauren can imagine.
In a world where her life had started to fall apart, she must pick up the pieces and push forward in an effort to save those that she loves the most.
This is a hard one for me. I really don't know if I really liked it or really hated this book. I think it's somewhere in between. I think my biggest problem was that I didn't like the main character, Lauren Bruni, on a personal level. Her personality and dialogue grated on my nerves. It's hard to look past that, but in trying to do so, I thought the book overall was pretty interesting.
This is a horror novel, there are demons and a goblin (that reminded me an awful lot of Dobby the House-Elf) and a lot of brutal murder. There's a really freaky Medical Examiner, that makes me wonder about MEs in general and what do they really do with the bodies after dark. I thought that part of the book was actually pretty funny. If there's any reason that this book should be made into a movie, the whole scene with the ME and the bodies after dark is THE reason.
If this book is ever republished or picked up by a different publisher, I would definitely recommend a different format. I found the double spacing between paragraphs in the first couple of chapters to be disruptive to the reading flow. However, in that particular problem isn't present throughout the rest of the book so I don't know what was going on with that.
I could see how this book would really appeal to a certain group of people, but I'd suspect a lot of other people would be really turned off by it. I think you'd have to like the horror/paranormal genre and have a lot of dark humor.
**I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review which I have provided**