#12DaysOfClinkStreet #Review ~ Devil’s Demise by Lee Cockburn @lee_leecockburn @gilbster1000 @AuthorightUKPR

And here is my second stop on #12DaysOfClinkStreet this year. I’m delighted to welcome Lee Cockburn back, you may remember I was raving about her book Porcelain: Flesh of Innocents, this time I have read Devil’s Demise. 🙂 x

 

A cruel and sinister killer is targeting Edinburgh’s most powerful women, his twisted sense of superiority driving him to satisfy his depraved sexual appetite. He revels in the pain and suffering he inflicts on his unsuspecting victims but a twist of fate and an overwhelming will to survive by one victim ruins his plans for a reign of terror. His tormented prey will need all her courage if she is to survive the hunt.

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About Lee Cockburn

Lee Cockburn has worked for Police Scotland for sixteen years including as a police sergeant in Edinburgh for seven years and also as a public order officer. Before joining the force, she played for Scotland Women’s rugby team for fifteen years, earning over eighty caps for the Scottish ladies and British Lionesses teams. She also swam competitively for twelve years, successfully representing Edinburgh at the age of fifteen in the youth Olympics in Denmark in 1984. Lee lives in Edinburgh with her civil partner Emily and their two young sons Jamie and Harry. Her first book Devil’s Demise was published by Clink Street Publishing November 2014.

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My Review

If you are of a sensitive disposition just one look at this creepy cover gives an inkling into what is involved inside. Yes, it’s a crime thriller with murder involved but Devil’s Demise drops a notch or two in the ‘eeeeek’ stakes when the gruesome graphic abuse hits you. Don’t get me wrong I enjoy a decent killer story and I’m pretty immune to a lot of horror movies these days after seeing so many, but when it’s a book and written in front of you it’s kinda hard to close your eyes through the icky bits lol.

The killer is known pretty early but the beauty of this story is how they can escape capture and continue a reign of terror. I have no idea how Lee concocts these killers but she has a vivid imagination that is put to great use via the written word.

Set in Edinburgh, a lovely city with grimy parts the undertones of the Scottish language filter in with some dialect that overseas readers (hell even UK!) may struggle with, but the content is usually decipherable. The detectives Black and Nicks are well developed and I like their banter. Insights into their private lives relieves some pressure from the torrid chase.

Devil’s Demise will keep you reading long into the night but beware the creepiness, I was engrossed from beginning to end. Some people may find it hard to differentiate the gory rape sex scenes from the consensual scenes .. yes, there is erotica included but that is part of a loving relationship. So don’t dislike this book purely on the basis it’s full of sexual content you need to read it in order to form an opinion and read in context. Sorry, but I hate to see books/authors condemned because people are not aware that a bit of the text may ‘upset’ them then malign the whole book. So on that note I really enjoyed this in the thrilling, chilling concept it was designed for.

Thanks to the author, publisher and Rachel at Authoright. I read and reviewed voluntarily.

 

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