Saturday, November 1, 2014

Book Review: SORROW'S EDGE by Danielle DeVor

Sorrow's Edge, by Danielle DeVor
Published 2014 by Crescent Moon Press

About the Book (from Goodreads):
Finding the truth can sometimes be harder than exorcising a demon…

Jimmy Holiday, defrocked priest- turned- exorcist, is trying to make sense of his life. With his on-again-off-again witchy girlfriend moving in, Lucy- the spirit from his last exorcism hanging around, and a secret organization of exorcists hounding him, Jimmy is feeling the stress.

When a stranger calls in the middle of the night asking for help with a possession, Jimmy is puzzled. Especially when the dude on the phone says he got his number from Jimmy’s old mentor. Too bad his mentor has been dead for several years.

After a mysterious silver flask arrives at his doorstep, Jimmy is left with two options: either ignore the phone call and the flask, or listen to Lucy and travel to Arizona to solve the mystery before all hell breaks loose- literally.

My Take:

Danielle DeVor writes horror with wit, sarcasm and heart, an interesting combination. This is her second book featuring defrocked priest Jimmy Holiday, who is now performing exorcisms in a quasi-official capacity. Less creepy and gruesome than the first book, Sorrow's Edge keeps you turning pages and trying to outguess the demons confronting Jimmy.

This is a stand-alone book, I guess, but reading Sorrow's Point will help you understand and empathize with the characters, as well as the many references made to Jimmy's first exorcism. (You can find my review of Sorrow's Point HERE) He has powers he doesn't quite understand, which get him embroiled in this next complicated quest.

After successfully saving the soul of a young girl in his first exorcism, he is marked by God and contacted (and contracted) by a secretive group called The Order.  A mysterious phone call in the middle of the night sends Jimmy and his witchy girlfriend Tabby to Arizona in a quest to save another possessed soul. But things are not what they seem, and the true reasons for this journey aren't quite clear to anyone, least of all Jimmy.

I enjoyed this spine-tingling read, and appreciated that it was more sarcastic and psychological and less bloody and creepy than the first book in the series.


  1. That cover is creepy good! I may have to read this one for myself. Thanks for sharing your review, Katie!


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