Friday, July 10, 2015

Name of the Devil by Andrew Mayne

Mystery

Jessica Blackwood, magician turned FBI agent, is back for a second book (see the review Mayne's first book in this series, Angel Killer). Jessica is called in on cases where things can't be explained. This time, a church exploded, leaving absolutely no traces of multiple people known to be there, and not leaving much in the ways of clues as to how the church blew up. The clues lead Jessica down to Mexico with a possible gang connection that puts her in danger.

I remember exactly where I was when I read the first book in the series, Angel Killer, which is pretty unusual for me. It was a very unique book and one that I enjoyed. This book is no different. We get to explore Jessica's background even more and the troubles her grandfather and father had raising her. She's a great character; one that doesn't really fit in but that you can still connect with.

This novel felt more like a normal mystery compared to Mayne's previous book, which had much more magical elements to it. It was still a great read and one that had me guessing the entire way.

A complaint I had with the last book was that Jessica's ex-boyfriend gives her clues or bails her out of situations whenever the team gets stuck which felt like a bit of a cop out. This is still happening in this book but it didn't bother me as much as the first in the series.

This is a great summer read!

Thanks to TLC Book Tours for letting me be a part of this book tour!

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First Line: "'You know what you have to do,' said the distant voice at the other end of the phone."

Rating:
(4/5)

About the Author
Andrew Mayne is the star of A&E's magic reality show Don't Trust Andrew Mayne, and has worked with David Copperfield, Penn & Teller, and David Blaine. He lives in Los Angeles.

Connect with him through his websiteFacebook, or follow him on Twitter.

1 comment:

heathertlc said...

I'm glad you are continuing to enjoy this series! Thanks for being a part of the tour!