03 November, 2017

The Everette Exorcism by Lincoln Cole - [Book Review]

Book Details:
Title : The Everett Exorcism
Author: Lincoln Cole
Publisher : Lincoln Cole Publishing
Genre: Occult, horror, mystery, Paranormal
Length: 232 pages
Source: A free advanced review copy from the author for review

Something strange is happening in the city of Everett, Washington and Father Niccolo Paladina is tasked with investigating the possible demonic activity. Nothing is as it seems, however, and things quickly begin spiraling out of his control.

When his path crosses with that of an old rival, they discover that things are worse in Everett than either of them could ever have imagined. As his world collapses around him, Niccolo will be left with one terrible question: what is my faith worth?

My Review:

This is my second book of Lincoln Cole. I loved the first one that I read  - "Raven's Peak" and had high expectations from the author. I love this genre too - occult, paranormal and horror. This is an amazing read which kept me hooked to the book till the end. 

Father Paladina reaches a small town in Washington state from Vatican to investigate an issue reported by Father Reynolds requesting a person to perform an exorcism on Rose who he thinks is possessed and needs help. Father Paladina though studied exorcism at Vatican, never dealt a possessed person by himself. He didn't believe that Reynolds really telling the truth. So, he meets Reynolds with his belief that no paranormal activity exists in Everett. He observes strange behavior in some people in Everett and also experiences some paranormal presence but brushes it off thinking as his imagination. When he has to fight the possessed persons directly, can he perform an exorcism without being scared? Who is behind all this strange behavior and possessions in Everett? You have to read this book to get answers.

I loved the narration and characterization a lot.  The prologue intrigues the readers and makes them read the story. The only thing that irks me about the book is that there are many parts/ scenes which are repeated to connect the dots or to make us understand the connection, which I felt are unnecessary. This is the first part of a series and I don't like reading books in a series as it's not possible for me to read all one after the other due to time constraints. But, this is stand-alone novel and good to read just this part. The transformation of the character 'Father Paladina' is great from not believing ghosts to acting bravely when required when encountered with a real ghost.  The pace of the book is slow till half but picks up speed in the latter half. The cover is great and the title is apt. 

I recommend this to all horror, paranormal and occult lovers. 

My Rating: 4.5/5

PS: I have received an ARC from the author for review and this is my honest opinion on the book.

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About the Author:
Lincoln Cole is a Columbus-based author who enjoys traveling and has visited many different parts of the world, including Australia and Cambodia, but always returns home to his pugamonster and wife. His love for writing was kindled at an early age through the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen King and he enjoys telling stories to anyone who will listen.

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Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a very exciting story, especially the second half of the book.


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