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Veil of Darkness by Derek Adam
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it was amazing

"So, is this a thing you do then? You're like some gorgeous monster assassin, chasing the creepy bastards back to their haunted lairs, hoping to keep the balance between good and evil?"

This was my first read of Derek Adam, and it for sure won't be my last. I loved this story! I am a big paranormal fan, but when a story line is this unique, and the characters this dynamic, I can't get enough!! This book has adventure, mystery, conspiracy, humor, and of course, dark and ugly demons.

Emma is....well, she's not sure what she is. But, her unique skill set makes her important to the Council. She hunts demons. Destroys them to keep the balance in the world. There's no one else like her. She is one tough woman - fighting tree demons, shadows, and faceless "veloci-monkeys" called Bodekins, and she has some awesome weapons too. She's been alive for over a century. And she's alone. She's learned not to let anyone close anymore. It never ends well for them. She's resigned to being alone. Until he shows up...with the other two.

Luca has a gift. He's had it since he was a boy. He doesn't know where it came from, or why, but he's used it as a calling. A modern day ghostbuster. People call him as a last resort to rid their lives of pesky spirits. Keeping everyone at a distance, he travels alone. Well, kind of. Two spirits tag along, bound to Luca through objects of theirs he carries. Virgil and Sutter are the companions no one else can see. Except her.

Called back home by the local sheriff and former best friend to assist in an investigation, Luca finds himself the last place he'd want to be. This trash-scented town. Arriving at the site of a grisly crime scene, he finds Emma wrestling with.....a tree? Forming an instant alliance, the two realize there are strange things happening in this town and they are in for more of a fight than they imagined.

They feel the connection to each other immediately. But, what is it? Why were they both in the same place at the same time? What are the odds that two people, with their unique skills, found each other? And what about that kiss? It all becomes muddled and unclear as to who can be trusted. Who is friend and who is foe? Can they give up their solitude and work together? Will they be able to rely on each other or choose to fight on their own?

This is the first book in a series, so don't expect it to end all neat and tidy wrapped up with a big bow. That being said, the ending will leave you wanting more and wanting to jump in Luca's truck for the ride to the next chase. Oh, and you're going to love Sutter!

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Reading Progress

October 6, 2017 – Shelved
October 6, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
October 15, 2017 – Started Reading
October 17, 2017 – Finished Reading

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