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Jericho (Lauren Reardon #2)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  78 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
In this follow-up to the masterful debut Gideon, a young witch must risk death and damnation to defeat a powerful ancient evil.

In unearthing her father’s secret past, Lauren Reardon discovered a shocking truth about herself. She is a Child of Endor, a sect of witches who believe they are the guardians of the “thin places”—areas across the globe where evil can seep through
ebook, 400 pages
Published April 5th 2016 by Harper Voyager
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Sherry Fundin
After reading Gideon by Alex Gordon, my expectations were very high for Jericho. Any fears I had were unwarranted. Jericho is the second book of this supernatural thriller series and I was just as enraptured with Lauren’s continuing story as I had hoped to be.

Gavin should have heeded the warnings…Phantom orchids…shelf fungus…on his search for a photo of Jericho for his soon-to-be website. Being a photographer and blogger, I love it. Alex adds special bits throughout the story, making it a novel
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
While Jericho shows intriguing flashes of the promise that characterized so much of Gideon, Gordon’s debut, the story here is hamstrung by a sluggish pace, a mysteriously uninteresting cabal of witches and a story that never quite jells. Gideon was about Lauren discovering both her birthright as a witch and her rightful place in the town of Gideon itself. Jericho takes a hard left turn, pulling Lauren out of Gideon and dropping her into a mountaintop compound owned by morally ambiguous millionai ...more
Cecilia Rodriguez
Gordon continues her series which began with Gideon. Lauren Reardon returns
with a new mystery.
Lauren travels to the Pacific North, close to Seattle, in order to investigate several mysterious
deaths that have occurred in the forest.
The genre of the story is paranormal mystery-thriller; similar to Dean R. Koontz.
Calum Maclean
Mar 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is most definitely my book of the year so far, a fantastic, engrossing, fast paced and thoroughly magical read which I found hard to put down. The characters were well developed; even given the fact that I hadn't read the first book in the series Gideon which I will be ordering ASAP, the plot was fascinating with enough twists and turns and frights to keep you on your toes, the pace was just right, fast when it needed to be but with slower sections to allow you to catch your breath. All in ...more
Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The residents of Gideon, Illinois are witches who follow the teachings of the Lady of Endor. They are entrusted to guard the thin places where supernatural evil seeks to gain entrance into our world. Newcomer Lauren Reardon has been acknowledged as their most powerful practitioner since her victory over the demons that assailed the town six months earlier.

Lauren begins hearing voices beckoning her to a thin place somewhere in the Pacific Northwest. She reluctantly agrees to travel to the seclude
J Aislynn d'Merricksson
***This book was reviewed for San Francisco Book Review***

Alex Gordon’s Jericho is a gripping paranormal mystery reminiscent of Preston and Child’s works, with a hearty dash of Lev Grossman and Stephen King thrown in the mix. Lauren Reardon nee Mullins is now Mistress of Gideon. As a Child of Endor, she is charged with protecting the thin places between the planes. But something dark is brewing halfway across the country, in Oregon. Lauren leaves Gideon in care of its former Mistress, and follow
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Lauren Reardon saved the town of Gideon seven months ago and is now the Mistress of Gideon. She knows that she has been chosen to help save other towns that are guarding our realm, so when she ends up crossing into the woods of the Pacific Northwest she knows that she has to go there.

Lauren ends up at the home of a wealthy businessman who just happens to live on the mountain that Lauren needs to go to. She knows it's not a coincidence that
Teresa Kander
I absolutely LOVED the first book in this series, Gideon, so I could hardly wait to start reading this one. Unfortunately, it just didn't grab me in the same way. There was almost no paranormal action for a large part of the book, which is what I was really looking for in the plot. The antagonist didn't really make a lot of sense to me, as we didn't seem to get much background on how she got to be in the situation she was in.

I still love the character of Lauren, but I hope her next adventure wi
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*Genre* Fantasy, Horror
*Rating* 4.0

*My Thoughts*

Jericho is the second installment in author Alex Gordon's Lauren Reardon series. It has been six months since Lauren helped save the town of Gideon, Illinois from an ancient evil that left half the town's population dead. That same evil lured Lauren from her home in Oregon, to Gideon to find out that her own father kept some pretty damning secrets to himself and left her unprotected and unprepared for what was to come later. Laur
Ashley Clark
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I had a hard time with this book. I really enjoyed the first entry in the series, Gideon, but I felt that the main antagonist was more fully fleshed out. Throughout Jericho, I never felt that I understood the how Fernanda got to the place she was at. It would have been nice to have some flashbacks between her and Steven to really flesh out her motivations for going down that path.
Mar 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the way this book starts off in almost-normal America and then shifts deeper and deeper into eerie and then frightening territory. Fans of Lauren Reardon will he happy to see her back, along with a whole new cast of fascinating characters, all of whom have layers of secrets that keep the plot galloping into unpredictable twists and turns.
Apr 23, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I thought the book was OK, but referred to the first book (and revealed all!) too much in some areas and not enough in others (like, no background on the witch's "religion" or powers of the protagonist?). Finished it, but not the best. However, I did think there was an interesting twist about one of the characters at the end-- I'm thinking its a set up for the next book?
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Awesome second outing! Finally a protagonist who is intelligent and bold without being overbearing. Great story which kept me interested throughout. I sincerely hope this series keeps going. this book is well worth the purchase price.
May 14, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 *
Wasn't as well constructed as Gideon or as interesting. Full review to come.
Jan 31, 2016 added it
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Review to come in the May issue of RT Book Reviews.
Karen Sweet
Continuation of Gideon. Read this book.
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