If I lived in a family of professional exorcists, I am certain I would go crazy. I would, at the least, have lots of mental and emotional issues to work through as I got older. The characters in this story are definitely scarred in many ways, and as a reader, it was easy to assume it was because of their line of work. This may be true, but the relationships that were presented seemed to have flaws of their own, leading me to believe that perhaps the characters were destined for their fate no matter what.
This is a story of searching for lost loved ones and answers to go along with disappearances. But it is also a tale of two sisters who have grown up very independently. They have good heads on their shoulders, despite the fact that their parents seemed to be a little unstable. At times the bravery of the two girls was a bit unbelievable . . . when they are spooked or caught off guard, they just pick up their lives where they left off, almost as if nothing out of the ordinary had happened. If I were in their shoes, the things they went through would scar me for life!
All in all, this book is one that will please men and women, and even though it seems as though it was written for the more adult crowd, I’m sure a mature teen could pick up this book and be so caught up in the story that they might just forget to check their smartphone.
Profanity/Language: 4 religious exclamations; 17 mild obscenities; 2 derogatory names; 3 scatological words; 2 anatomical terms; 2 offensive hand gestures; 7 F-Word derivatives.
Violence/Gore: A family is mentioned to be murdered by a man, some blood and gore are mentioned in a brief story; a character murders two people with a gun, no blood or gore is mentioned; two children trap their caretaker in a room for many hours; a character threatens another character verbally; a girl beats her sister, some blood is mentioned in a brief descriptive scene; one description of a speculation on how people may have been killed; a character is mentioned to kill wild animals; a character runs away from home to escape a hard life; a character injures self and bleeds quite a bit; several brief scary scenes are described.
Sex/Nudity: A woman is mentioned to “screw” a man; adults kiss; minors kiss; two girls kiss and it is mentioned that they have feelings for each other.
Mature Subject Matter:
Loss of a parent, ghosts, murder, exorcism.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Minors drink; minors smoke; adults drink; adults smoke.