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Las Vegas Homicide Detective, John Malloy, hates the weird cases, the difficult ones, the kind that make the cover of tabloids, the kind that make or break careers. He’s had enough weird cases to last him a lifetime. So, when a man is murdered in Green Valley, eaten alive by his own dog along with half the pets in the neighborhood, he knows this is going to be a bad one. T ...more
ebook, 179 pages
Published September 2011 by Sinister Grin Press
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Angel Gelique
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Loa: Fallen angels that possess people during rituals.

Delilah is a young woman cursed with a unique gift. She harbors a demon within her--a malevolent loa that feeds off the misery and misfortune of others. Her followers can abandon their troubles in exchange for a euphoric bliss. But there is a "small" price to pay. Delilah cannot contain all of the evil and must unleash it into a different human vessel, who in turn, unloads it upon a most unfortunate soul who immediately suffers the pain and
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Ms. Nikki
3.5 Stars**********************Possible Spoilers***********************


While this read was linked with players and some moments from The Resurrection, this read was about a woman named Delilah who has a demon inside herself. This demon feeds on the pain of others, thus Delilah becomes the whipping boy, taking in everyone's pain. She wants happiness for others and in exchange she just want to be loved. But, having Delilah take away your hurts comes at a price for her. And how she gets rid of it i
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Nick Cato
Oct 25, 2011 rated it really liked it
Detective John Malloy is called to a most unusual crime scene: it appears some poor soul has been eaten alive by his dog...and every other animal who happened to be close enough to take a bite out of him at the time. While investigating the case, Malloy and his partner are called to a crime in progress: this time a group of young school children are savagely attacking their teacher...along with all types of animals and insects. Soon after this, a former heavyweight fighter is attacked in a simil ...more
David Bernstein
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Wrath James White, and this book didn't let me down. In fact, it was a pleasant surprise. I say this because it's a follow up to Wrath's The Resurrectionist, yet it stands on its own and doesn't require that the reader have read The Resurrectionist. Sacrifice is a great story that held my interest from the very beginning, and that raw, gritty feel Wrath does so well, with true to life characters and great dialogue. Sacrifice is a dark, no holds barred horror tale, with striking ...more
Chelsea
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the hell out of this book only down fall. is it needed ti be longer I liked how he connected some characters from his other book to this book and how well they form together to make a story gladly refer this book to people who aren't afraid of some splatterpunk
Brett
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2011
Sacrifice is a good story, a tie-in to The Resurrectionist. I rated this book "okay" because I am not fond of copy stories, which this story is. If you like copy stories you will most likely rate it higher.
M. Dixon
Nov 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I’ll start off this review letting you know that I’m a fan of Wrath James White. He has a way of grabbing you by your private parts and yanking you into his twisted vision. It is often a shameful pleasure that you wouldn’t want to admit in front of family members or coworkers, but nonetheless you’ll find yourself wanting to go back for more of that dirty and nasty goodness. So I say to Wrath, thanks for the uncleanliness, the guilt, and the joy of it all.

As for Sacrifice, I actually read part of
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Mya
Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
While I have yet to read Mr. White's most widely known and well adapted work "The Resurrectionist" upon which 'Sacrifice' alludes to, I have to say that I am even more compelled to do so now. I have seen the film adaptation of "The Resurrectionist" however, titled "Come Back to Me" so I know the basic story but what surprised me was the well-written prose and pulse-racing plot of Mr. White's tale. "Sacrifice" reads more like a cop thriller with a dash of the supernatural...okay more than a dash ...more
Caleb Golden
Jun 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
So this is my fourth WJW book and likely my last. I think I've been generous with my other two reviews but 4 books in, it's obvious now that his work doesn't get any better. As always with this guy, the character development is terrible, the plot has great potential but is rushed and given no time to suck in the reader, and forgive me for nitpicking, but the grammar and punctuation is inexcusably bad. The first one or two errors can be chalked up to typo's but ten or more per chapter is just slo ...more
Justin
Mar 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
If you are a fan of hardcore horror but get tired of novels with very little story that seem to be written just for shock value than I highly recommend wrath James white, his novels and novelas are as brutal as they come but unlike the others everything he writes feels like an important part of the story. Sacrifice is a great introduction to wrath James white if you have never read his books but it is even better if you have read the resurectionist first since it is a stand alone story that take ...more
Scott
Jan 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
I have yet to read anything by WJW that I didn't like. As usual, the graphic violence serves a purpose in the story; this is not grue for its own sake. Mr. White uses the medium as a way to explore moral and ethical questions for those who are interested. For those who are not, there is plenty of wet stuff too!

Sacrifice ties in to The Resurrectionist, and while Sacrifice stands on its own you will get more out of it (especially the ending) if you have read The Resurrectionist.
Noigeloverlord
Jan 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that grabs you on the 1st page and doesn't let go till the last page. Great characters, nonstop action. If you set this book down it's going to keep calling out to you till you pick it back up.
Tristan
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book hit me on a lot of different levels. I love all of Wrath's books. He keeps getting better and better with each one. This is one of the few books that I read in a single sitting. It's so well done that it was over before I knew it.
Willette Hill
Apr 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
Got this as an e-book and the ending was HORRIBLE. Very graphic, but will read another book by this author to decide if I like it.
Phil Zimmerman
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks, novel
Another awesome premise from WJW. Gruesome but also thought provoking. Loved how it tied into The Resurrectionist!
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