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A Child for the Devil

(Hunting Angels Diaries #1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  254 ratings  ·  44 reviews

A Child for the Devil is a full length dark thriller based on the novella 'Nine Angels'.

When the author Conrad Jones was asked to help the police with the investigation into a double murder by identifying occult symbols, which had been carved into the victims, he is plunged into a nightmare and forced to go on the run. Hunted by the law as a murderer and by a powerful
Paperback, 227 pages
Published May 1st 2013 by Thames River Press
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Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Evil exists in this world, oh yes, dark evil.

This is a book that messed with my head. It had my brain doing some back flips and resembling a tumble dryer cycle in early parts of the book as I tried to establish what was fiction and what was not. I gave up and just went with the flow.

The book kicks off strongly with an awful graphic scene of torture and death, linked to an underground, but worldwide strong satanic cult called The Nine Angels. It's not for the those with a mild disposition, it
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
I am a big fan of books about satanic cults, it's something that has always fascinated me. After reading The Child Taker by the same author I was delighted to find out he had written a book to do with this very subject. Ashamedly it has been sat there a while but have finally got round to reading it.

The prologue totally grabbed my attention, it was everything that I was expecting from a book about satanic cults and more and I knew straight away that I was going to enjoy this book.

Then comes the
Mark Tilbury
If you're looking for a book to mess with your head, then this one will do the job!

What is fact and what is fiction? You're never too sure. What I was sure of was how engrossing and interesting the plot was. Satanic cults, torture and murder feature frequently and you'll need a strong stomach for some scenes.

The main characters trying to uncover the truth behind the death of a journalist, and young woman, are Conrad and his Staffie, Evie. I've never read a book before where the author puts
I really, REALLY enjoyed this book. It was a little tedious at first, but quickly the pace picked up and the book was off and running.

One of the more unusual things about this book that I have never seen before is that the author is also the main character with the same job. The MC is a writer of books about the paranormal, especially books dealing with satanism. He is an atheist who doesn't believe in the devil anymore than he believes in God, but he does believe there is evil in the world, and
Between The Pages Book Club (Gemma M)
These stories focus on the Nine Angels Cult, something I wouldn’t normally read through personal choice but I enjoyed them both and was surprised at how much I got into them. Very different from what I usually read. I must state these books do make references to child abuse, rape and torture which may not be to all readers tastes. These stories are both written well and easy to read but I did find they contained long chapters for me personally, as I prefer short chapters. I did find them both ...more
Sep 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have read quite a few Conrad Jones books and this is certainly one of the best. I was holding my breath in places and found it quite traumatising but in a good scary way. I have always been open minded about the occult and Conrad made it very believable and unique in the way he told the story as the main character. Evie Jones was his saviour and the very dearest of friends, I loved her even though her actions could be quite vicious, I suppose eating all that raw liver didn't help.!!!. I will ...more
Dec 02, 2019 rated it did not like it
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading A Child for the Devil. I can’t compare it to any of the my previous reads as I don’t think there is anything even vaguely similar. What struck me as ‘standout different’ is that the author mentioned in the blurb is, well, the author. This is the story of Conrad Jones’s dealings with the devil. Or to be more specific, his encounter with an occult loving group of satanists. And they are everywhere; your local councillor, the headteacher of the primary school, your librarian, your ...more
Melanie Lewis
Sep 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WTF? And once more, I must say, WTF? My mind has completely gone, (shut up you in the back who said it was never there). What a total head f**k! I'm struggling to write my review because I'm in shock. My jaw has dropped and is dragging along the floor. I haven't blinked in 3 hours. I'm reading this book, and I'm thinking what a shame for that nice writer Conrad Jones, him who writes the excellent books about that lovely detective Alec Ramsay. Him who thanked me on Facebook for my kind review for ...more
Livia Sbarbaro
A Dark Terrifying Chilling Read

Omg this story will shock you to the core ..In the first chapter we meet a journalist ..who investigating a group called the nine angels is lured to a place where he is tortured and killed .From the next chapter we have Conrad Jones assisting the police ..from here you are so on edge as you begin to wander what is real and what is not...The more I read about the Nine Angels the more dark and disturbing the story became..I googled the name and yes...the Nine Angels
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
May 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
i won this book through good reads first reads,and wow what a read, firstly i don't want to give to much away as i feel that would spoil the journey this book takes you on,ill start with saying this book is not what id usually pick up to read,but saying that a bit of change is good and can sometimes surprise you, its written in the first person which i usually find a bit irritating but in this case fitted the story perfectly,its also pretty violent in places which i didn't mind as the story line ...more
May 16, 2013 marked it as to-read
I won this book through Goodreads First Reads. Review to follow.
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
WOW... where do I start. This book is excellent. fast paced, disturbing, gripping and completely different to any thriller/horror I have ever read. The mix of fiction and non fiction is truly stunning, I was questioning what was real and what wasn't throughout.
Its starts off very fast with a scene which is so graphic I had to wince at the thought of the pain this male must be in. It then goes into the main story where Conrad Jones is asked to help police with a murder investigation that is
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a very interesting web of threads Conrad has given us,
I am absolutely baffled at what the reality and fiction within this read is, I have ideas of what is and isn’t true, but don’t want to give away the plot lines.
An intriguing read that is horrific and gory, you will question what you are reading, you may even look up the nine angles/angles if you wish to when asked by Conrad.
Whichever route you go - it is a read like none other I have read and that is where I lay my stars, by putting
Kelley Midgett
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is just like wow!! Blew my mind. Alludes to the fact it may be real. I looked up the cult he writes about and they are actually an existing satanic cult. Wow! I'm not going to add any spoilers but the end truly blew the top of my head off it was so wild! Great book. Highly recommend.
Greta Halliday
Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I find it hard to put my feelings into written words to describe this book. Read at one sitting this superbly written book entered and really messed with my brain. Is it true or is it just a story? I don't know. Only the author can let me in on this secret. All I can say is read it and make up your own mind. This author is awesome and deserves more than 5* maximum we can award.
John Thys
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fact or fiction

This is one disturbing book I did like the author said and googled to see if these sect's were there and guess what they sure are all I'll say about the book is it's very graphic intense and disturbing but I still found it a good read as for the fact or fiction I'll leave it up to you to decide
Louise McCardie
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant and frightening story. The world is a scary and evil place. Our society is deranged and vulnerable people are being selected to join in their twisted games as they have no one else to turn to. It's horrendous.
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scary and mind messing

Omg, what a book!! I couldn't put it down. I don't m is if what I read was fact or fiction which is rather disturbing but regardless it is bri!ling. Not my usual type of book but a brilliant reD that I couldn't put down.
jaime flanaghan
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book will keep you guessing and at the edge of your seat. I couldn't put the book down, well worth the read.
cassandra Fleming
A child for the devil

First time reading anything by Conrad Jones and it won't be the last. I absolutely loved this book and can't wait to start the next.
Bridget McKeown
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Conrad Jones telling another great story. Or is he? You read this book and decide but whatever you do don’t start googling.
Aug 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow! Conrad Jones knows how to spin a tale on satanic rituals that will scare you to the bone.
Niamh bonner
Dec 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Don't listen in the dark ...more
Aug 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wow what an exciting read, want to read everything by this author now x
Michael Brookes
Sep 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
In my younger days I enjoyed reading the Satanic cult books by Dennis Wheatley (The Devil Rides Out and so forth), by modern standards they're fairly tame, but the I enjoyed the concept of them and of supernatural evil in general. I still do enjoy reading such tales and A Child for the Devil covers similar ground, but in a modern setting.

The premise is a simple one, Satanic cults are thriving in the internet age and the writer discovers them while researching for his novels. He encounters them
Dec 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book has an interesting premise. It follows author, Conrad Jones as he investigates and delves deeper into the world of the Satanic cult known as 'The Nine Angels'. The book is written as though the cult is a real one and is genuinely after Conrad Jones and is subsequently destroying his life and killing or maiming his loved ones.

However, I found I couldn't fully immerse myself in the book. I'm not sure why this was - if it was because in the back of my mind I knew it was just that, a book,
May 31, 2013 rated it liked it
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A. Sines
Apr 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, listened-to, mental
(I received a free audible copy for an honest review.)

After a very graphic opening, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to continue listening. Ultimately, I’m not sure if I’m glad I kept going.

Mr. Jones does an exceptional job weaving reality with fiction. For the conspiracy buff inside, this is the perfect first step into a deep paranoia.

Very well written, I did question what’s real a few times, and because of that I couldn’t help but keep listening, dragged into an adult wonderland of twisted reality.

May 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I recieved this book as a freebie from Good Reads and hadnt bothered/had the time to read it,until now! I haven't heard of Conrad Jones before now and im amazed!

This book was fantastic, even if it did scare the shit out of me! 3 times i stopped reading it thinking is this actually a true life story but unlike others i was too scared to google anything incase they came looking for me!

Not giving anything away but you need to read this book!

P.S Do you really have the Staffie??

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Conrad Jones is a best selling thriller writer with three thriller series published.

The Soft Target Series 6 books

The Detective Alec Ramsay Series 6 books

The Hunting Angels Diaries (horror) 3 books.

11 of his books are available in audio and his novels have been translated into six languages.

He is always keen to talk to readers and writers alike,

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Other books in the series

Hunting Angels Diaries (2 books)
  • Black Angel (Hunting Angels Diaries #2)