Monday, November 16, 2015

Sorrow's Point by Danielle DeVor

My favorite kind of novel is horror; in particular themes that have to do with possession. I remember reading (and seeing) "The Exorcist" a long time ago and since then have read many novels that tried to attain the same degree of horror and fear. None have come close until now. Not only does "Sorrow's Point" have that sense of underlying dread but it also manages to make you care about the main characters in the novel. It is not all one sided. Everyone has their strengths but also weak areas that make them all too human which helps them to be easier to relate to. It is definitely a multi-faceted novel which is definitely a bonus.
Jimmy Holiday who is a defrocked ex-priest is asked for help by an old friend whose young daughter appears to be possessed but no one will help including the Catholic Church. What he finds will challenge his notion of good and evil but he will also find out some truths about himself as well.
I literally could not put the book down. The suspense was drawn out very artfully. The conclusion was well done considering that this is (yay!) the first in a prospective series. I don't want to give any spoilers but the ending which is bitter sweet leaves it open to more adventures and self discovery for Jimmy Holiday. I received a copy of this novel from the publishers via Netgalley for free in exchange for an honest review.

Five out of Five Stars

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