Review: Mother of Demons by Maynard Sims

Mother of Demons (Department 18) - Maynard Sims

I received a free copy of Mother of Demons from the publisher in return for an honest review.


Alice Logan has gone missing, and Harry Bailey and Department 18 have been called to help find her. The main suspect is Anton Markos, a satanic cult leader who has a predilection for young women like Alice. Members of Markos’s cult start turning up dead—shredded by what seems to be a wild animal. Is there a madman within the cult? Or is it something far more horrible?


Can Department 18 discover the impossible truth and end the spree of murder, insanity and carnage? Or will they become the prey?


I flew through Mother of Demons in one night, I couldn't put it down. I haven't read any of the other Department 18 books but I will definitely be picking them up after having read this one.


The characters were very appealing and believable and the plot had me hooked right from the start. I really enjoyed the idea of a department that investigates the supernatural elements of a crime. Although it's not a new or unique idea, it's executed very well in this book and stands out over any other books I have read that touch on the same idea. The pacing was consistent and the writing style really stood out for me, it made the unbelievable seem real and drew me into the story.


Mother of Demons is only the second book by Maynard Sims that I have read and I have to say that I am becoming a fan already and I'm looking forwards to picking up many more.



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