Review: Demon hunts by C. E. Murphy ★★★★★

Demon hunts by C. E. Murphy
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Book five in the Walker Papers series
Publication Date: June 1, 2010
ISBN: 0373803141
Page Count: 361
My Rating: ★★★★★

Summary

THIS NEXT CASE IS WAY OUT OF HER JURISDICTION...

Seattle police detective Joanne Walker started the year 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 can only be tracked one way. 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....

REVIEW

Another great book, this time hitting all five stars!

The plot this time is, as the title suggests, a hunt for a "demon," or whatever it is that's leaving half-eaten bodies all over Seattle. Joanne and her partner-in-crime, Billy Holliday, are called in to check over the crime scenes as there's something funny about the way the bodies are being found. Even though it's late December and there is snow all over the ground, there are never any tracks around the dumped bodies...

Now that Captain Morrison has well and truly had his blindfold ripped off where all things magical are concerned, he uses Joanne and Billy as his own personal X-files department. He may still not like the supernatural side of the world he's been forced to acknowledge, but he's too good a cop not to utilise every one of his available resources. But the thing is, both Joanne and Billy have got nothing this time; there are no spirits for Billy to question, and no magical tracks for Jo to follow. So they are at a loss as to what to do.

Refusing to just sit back and wait for the next victim to turn up, Joanne takes herself off to a cabin retreat out in the woods, setting herself up as a big, shiny, magic-filled demon bait. What could possibly go wrong?

Ha.

There were a couple of big surprises in this book. Like, BIG surprises. And it was a really good read for those alone but with the addition of the high octane demon hunt it was definitely one of the best of the series so far. I loved it.

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