Detective Docherty and the Demon's Tears
It was called The Great Awakening, when humans around the world awoke to a new reality. In their homes, on their lawns, and in the streets, fairies, trolls, and shapeshifters began to roam. Exposed to mankind, they had a choice: assimilate into human culture or be destroyed by it.
They live among us now, renting apartments, laborin ...more
This was my first read by Sarah and I can't help but feel horrible for not getting to it sooner. I fell in love with the characters almost at first sight and I'm having major withdrawals just thinking about them. This is a paranormal book about other kin and humans living together on Earth, without secrecy. There's still bad blood between some but we get to see a different take on the paranormal and I enjoyed every second of it. We see ho ...more
INTRODUCTION AND PLOT
Imagine waking up one day to find fairies in your backyard and giants on the street. Remember the creatures from fairy tales and folklore you read about when you were a kid but then you grew up and stopped believing in them? Yeah, turns out they were real--and you can see them. You see elves, centaurs, gremlins, goblins, and pixies. Apart from that, you discover that magick (yes, it has a k. I'll explain why in a minute) is real too. Witches exist and so do Wizards and S...more
When Sarah gave me her first book to read, she told me to be honest with the review. I told her I would be, even if it meant she didn't like me any ...more
Loved meeting the main characters, Ares and Alexandria. Their perspectives on Detective Docherty made him seem distant and mysterious at times, yet in moments of interaction with him, provided insights and depth to hi ...more
I loved this book it's brilliantly written and the characters are really good. The story it's self is very different from any books I've read so far and I read a lot usually around 6 books a week so it was wonderful to actually read something so different. Basically it's about a human detective who works with a vampire and witch and they go round solving problems brought on by the waking basically all humans can now see anything supernatural such as fairies elves ect and they sol ...more
The idea of humanity suddenly stuck sharing a world with everything from fairytale and legend? What's not to like?
On the other hand, the writing seemed cued to MG. Everything was told. Characterization seemed two dimensional at best. I might have enjoyed this quite a bit at 11. At 52, I found myself ambiguity and subtlety.
After an event, humans find that all the folk of fairytale and legend are real and living among them.
What's not to like?
But the writing seemed cued toward M ...more
I have enjoyed the first book of this series.
A good plot with some twists and turns. I liked the characters but would have loved more detailed description and information of the city were it all took place, bit more history maybe.
On some parts it was very slow and sometimes dragged, because nothing exciting happened. And at the end she could have called him Dad and not Detective. I also found it quite sad what for memory
Not sure if I get the second book.
I think the vampire is a whiny brat and I was rooting for the sexy elf to teach him to GET OVER HIMSELF, but Alex and Detective Docherty were very human and charming. The plot had nice momentum.
Well worth five stars , I really enjoyed reading this book. All the different supernatural creatures and the slightly dotty detective. Murder and a touch of mayhem with a little bit of romance thrown in. I couldn't put this book down until I'd finished reading it. ...more
I won’t say that I didn’t enjoy this, because I did. Yet the pacing was a bit off, and it dragged in places and waffled about in others. However, the plot, characters and the world building were interesting so I guess I’ll be picking up book two to find out what happens with Alex, Ares and the Detective.
3 stars ⭐️
I kept waiting for something to happen.
Alex is a wonder woman, but oddly has no life to her.
Ares is a creep, but I guess it's okay because he knows it.
The pace is a crawl. It never picks up.
With all the exciting creatures, this book is so bland.
I need a lot more going on than what was offered here. ...more
The characters are deeply drawn and power the story. They are dimensioned, we know them and care for them. Though not fast the story keeps us engaged. The story's universe is creative but respectful to the lexicon.
I may well but another in the series. ...more
Visit Toronto and meet Detective Docherty. Get involved in his case along with his niece who meets him for the first time. Along with his assistant Ares, a vampire, the detective works exclusively on cases involving fairies and otherkin. Jump into this world and stay for a while!
The character in this story I enjoyed the most is Detective Docherty. Every time he came in, I always had the actor Jim Broadbent in my head. It was the way he played Horace Slughorn. I felt he was there to lighten the mood in the seriousness. I felt he was rounded enough for the story, but I wanted to know more about him. I did not feel satisf ...more