Friday, September 7, 2012

Book Review: Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea

                   Today's review is on Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea by: J. L. Murray

It took me a while to figure out why I enjoyed reading this book so much.  The quirkiness of the heroine Niki Slobodian, the mysterious Sam, and the magical sidekick Bobby Gage remind me of Kelley Armstrong's - Women of the Otherworld series, and a bit of Kim Harrison's - The Hollows series.  (This is a great compliment as these two series are two of my favorites.)

Murder, mystery, and a quest for good to triumph over evil, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is well written with just enough twists to you interested and keep you turning page after page to see what happens next.  The writing is such that the book flows quickly, and your done before you know it, leaving you aching for the next installment.

The world has changed, and now those who have paranormal abilities are labeled Abnormal and are segregated from the Normals.  With the New Government comes the Registry, and all Abnormals are required to be on that list.  Niki Slobodian is just one of those names.

Niki sees the dead, and when others in the police department find out,  she looses her job and the man she loves.  With her grandmother in the hospital and no money to pay the bills, Niki jumps at the chance to work for Sam for some serious cash and a chance to get taken off of the Registry.  But this case will become one of the most dangerous and thought provoking of Niki's career.

Fun and exciting, Before the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a welcome addition to my paranormal library.

4 of 5 stars
Available at Amazon


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