Monday, April 1, 2013
Nightfall by Stephen Leather
Hodder and Stoughton
Uncorrcted Proof copy
I got this book working at a bookstore in Wellington. It was supplied from a publisher looking to intrigue book sellers to order many copies (I guess). I never got around to reading it until last week (3 years after it was handed to me to read and review lol). Stephen Leather has 3 more books in this series available now. For me, this is good news.
Let me explain: Nightfall was a good book. It is also a horror novel. It involves demons, devils, Satanists and an ex police negotiator. Jack Nightingale is hearing people tell him he is going to hell. Then he discovers he was adopted at birth and has a sister somewhere and that both of their souls were sold before they were born.
It is an excellent read. The story moved along at a good pace and we have characters we expect to encounter in such a novel. How awesome is that? Very.
I ripped through this book in a week (I'm a slow reader) and other fans to supernatural novels will find everything they expect and more. Nightfall is the first in a series. The second book is Midnight and a third and fourth are available. I have ordered Midnight.
If you like deals with a devil and a man trying to find answers and only encounters the recently dead, then you will like this book. The ending was predictable and that's alright, because the rest of the novel was great.
4 out of 5 stars from me.