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Monday, May 31, 2010

Review: Demon Hunts by C. E. Murphy



Pub. Date: June 1, 2010
Publisher: Luna
Paperback:416 Pages
Kindle/eReader: Yes
Review Copy: Received galley copy from publisher via NetGalley

Summary from Publisher

Seattle police detective Joanne Walker started the year out mostly dead, and she's ending it trying not to be consumed by evil. Literally.

She's proven she can handle the gods and the walking dead. But a cannibalistic serial killer? That's more than even she bargained for. What's worse, the brutal demon leaves no tracks. So, if Joanne is to stop its campaign of terror, she'll have to hunt it where it lives: the Lower World, a shamanistic plane of magic and spirits. Trouble is, Joanne's skills are no match for the dangers she's about to face-and her on-the-job training could prove fatal to the people she's sworn to protect....

This is my first entry in the Walker Paper series and I have to say, I really enjoyed this book. I had no investment with Joanne’s character since I was coming into the middle of a series which is typically something I don’t do. But Murphy did a great job, bringing in details of previous books and characters as needed so that I understood each scene fully and intrigued me enough to want to pick up the previous books.

Demon Hunts is written in first person and while it was a little slow-going in the beginning, Joanne was able to pull me into her story. Murphy’s style of writing creates a clear voice for any reader to follow. However, at times, the pace of the story threw. In areas, where I expected fast paced action it dragged a little and some scenes seemed to take forever to end. But overall I enjoyed the book.

Without giving away any spoilers, I will say that, Joanne’s reluctance to accept who and what she is, will reach a pivotal point in this book. Fans of this series will not be disappointed.



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