Monday, April 27, 2009

Angels of the Deep

Title: Angels of the Deep
Author: Kirby Crow
Publisher: MLR Press
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ISBN: 978-1-60820-027-6
Genre: Mystery/Gay (M/M)/Paranormal
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Satyr Vael

As Chief of Police for Irenic, New York, Becket Merriday has a fairly uneventful life. That’s all about to change, though, when someone begins murdering young men in this small town. It’s up to Beck and fellow officer Sean Logan to find the killer. But things aren’t always as they appear, and soon, Beck finds them both drawn into a supernatural fight that has more to do with him than he truly understands.

Angels of the Deep is the quintessential supernatural dark thriller. I’ve always been a big fan of Kirby Crow, and this novel is her absolute best. Rife with paranormal intrigue and characters ranging from demonic to angelic, it’s superbly written.

It’s difficult to go into details because there are so many intricate twists and turns within the plot that it would be easy to give away too much. Suffice it to say, Sean and Beck’s love is the perfect compliment to the overall plot.

Angels of the Deep is one of those books that draw you in so deeply, you can’t close it until the end. It’s a dark story, complex and intense. It’s disturbing yet enlightening (on a weird, somewhat twisted level, anyway). If you’re looking for something that stays with you for a very long time, this book is it.


Jardonn Smith said...

This makes the third review I've seen of this book where the reviewer gave the highest mark allowed. So, congratulations Kirby Crow. Your Angels of the Deep is making people very happy, and since I don't want to miss out, I'm reaching for my credit card.

Master said...

Buy it! It blew me away. :)