New Dusk by Liberty Gilmore


My thanks to the author for sending me a copy of New Dusk to read and review! ๐Ÿ˜Š

About the book:

Alf is roaring. Most people would mistake this for anger, but they donโ€™t spend as much time around Demons as I doโ€ฆ

Cadence Hart has just six months on the job left. But six months might as well be a lifetime in the dangerous field of Deportations. Armed with a flaming sword and backed by Alf, her Demon partner, sheโ€™s the thin blue line between the Souls escaped from Hell and the living residents of the city.

Missing persons cases arenโ€™t her usual line of work, but a young woman has disappeared in strange circumstances and Cadence is pulled off her regular duties to investigate. The girlโ€™s parents think sheโ€™s possessed. Which is impossible. Only, from what evidence there is – it looks an awful lot like sheโ€™s possessed.

To solve the case, sheโ€™ll need the help of Matthew, a Soul expert. Matthew gained his expertise first hand โ€“ heโ€™s been dead since before Cadence was born. But when their investigation unearths links to the devil-worshipping cult, New Dusk, they begin to realise that the case might be more than even they can handle.

 

My thoughts:

In the interest of full disclosure I’m going to be honest and say that books that have the paranormal theme are not usually something I would pick up, so when I agreed to read and review New Dusk I was a little apprehensive. What if I didn’t like it? What will I say to the author? Well I needn’t have worried, New Dusk was a great little book!!!

We meet Cadence Hart (a Deporter) smack bang in the middle of a fight with a Shade, a soul escaped from Hell. Helping her, is her Demon partner, Alf. I think the fact that the book opens with a scene like this grabs the reader immediately! I know I was suitable intrigued from the outset.

Cadence gets called to investigate a missing persons case involving a young woman who was caught on camera acting very strangely before she disappeared. This is not her usual type of work, but there’s evidence to suggest possession and Demon involvement so she gets the case.

Helping her, is Matthew, a Soul expert. He himself is a Sin (did something bad but not intentionally) so he will be of use during the course of the investigation. Matthew and Cadence worked really well together as characters, I really liked them both.

New Dusk was exactly what I needed to read at the right time. I’ve been incessantly reading psychological thrillers so this break from routine was perfectly timed, and New Dusk was an excellent read.

Well written, with a very interesting plot (which I won’t divulge as I can’t do so without probably spoiling something ๐Ÿ˜‚) Liberty Gilmore has the beginnings of a brilliant series in the Hart & Soul books. I would happily read these one after another, not least because New Dusk’s ending is left quite open!

Ask I’ve said, paranormal wouldn’t be my go-to genre, but I am so glad I got to read New Dusk as it was so interesting and engaging. My thanks again to Liberty Gilmore for my review copy! I gave New Dusk 4โญ๏ธ on Goodreads, it’s out now and you can purchase a copy by clicking on the link below:

New Dusk by Liberty Gilmore
Happy reading ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ“–

3 thoughts on “New Dusk by Liberty Gilmore

  1. Sometimes it feels good to step away from our usual genres ๐Ÿ™‚ I had the same nice surprise with Portmanteau, by Paul T. Beardow. I must say your review got me intrigued ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Pingback: Soul Rights by Liberty Gilmore | Bibliophile Book Club

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