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Five frightening stars for Demon In Me
This was my first book by Jennifer Soucy and it won’t be my last.
Demon In Me was rife with haunting realism and nostalgia. It was beautifully written, sad, eerie, and funny...and spoke to my inner “demons.”
Layla is a former heroin addict who’s making it big in a rock band as a drummer in Las Vegas. Life isn’t all glitz and glamour, but it’s better than it's been and she has her lead and BFF, a Tokyo god himself, Raij to thank for most of it.
That is, until she gets the call all daughters dread: her mom is fading fast and wants her home. Only Layla hasn’t been home in ten long years and, with vivid flashbacks of a past she’d rather wipe off the face of the earth, the reader soon learns why. Layla’s tragic and sordid childhood is a whirlwind of heartache, tragedy and loss. Blackpool is where her life almost ended, and she’s avoided the town and her family for more reasons than what she originally thought. Layla is holding a dark secret - something she’s pushed to the recesses of her mind - within that is about to come to the surface once more. Can she go back and face what happened to her father? Will the truth about his death be more than she can handle? Can she come to terms with her family and let go of her demons?
You’ll just have to read it and find out because I’m not giving away any spoilers. Let me just say that you’re gonna love Layla, Cole, Raij, the munchkins and Ma - to name a few.
Layla was very relatable and I felt her emotions through Jen’s words. Cole was the truest knight in shining armor I’ve ever met, talk about the patience of Job… Ma and the munchkins were uber lovable and Raij was larger than life in more ways than one. I loved the symbolism of darkness within, the unbreakable bond between sisters, and the power to be stronger than your “demons”.
Jen has an eloquence with words and I found myself loving how she described characters, situations and places. If you’re looking for a horror book that does more than scare you, check this one out. You won’t be disappointed!
Shanna Swenson, author of the Abundance series and PERSONAL FOUL
Shanna enjoys a good book that thrills, chills, and warms her heart...and one that goes bump in the night, like this one did! ;-)