03 June, 2019

The Coven Murders by Brian O'Hare - [Book Review]

Book Details:

Book Title : The Coven Murders (The Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Book 3)
Author: Brian O'Hare
Genre: mystery, crime, horror, thriller
Length of the book : 385 pages
Publisher: Crimson Cloak Publishing; 1 edition (February 11, 2018)


Blurb:

The Coven Murders opens with a horrifying account of a ritual Black Mass with human sacrifice in an abandoned church.

 Twenty-one years later, near an old ruined church in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Chief Inspector Sheehan and his team discover the skeleton of a young woman. But what seems initially to be a straightforward case, brings the team into conflict with a powerful Satanist who has plans to offer up to Satan another human sacrifice on the evening of the great Illuminati feast of Lughnasa. 

Several murders occur, baffling the Inspector until he makes a connection between the modern murders and the twenty-one-year-old skeleton. The team’s pursuit of the murderer, and their determination to protect a young woman who is targeted by the coven, lead to a horrific climax in a hellish underground crypt where Sheehan and his team, supported by an exorcist and a bishop, attempt to do battle with the coven and a powerful demon of Baphomet, jeopardizing not only their lives but risking the wrath of Satan upon their immortal souls.

My Review:

The story starts with police discovering a skeleton near the old church ruins. When the main detective Sheehan and his team start investigating this, they find out that the dead body is of a pregnant lady who was stabbed to death 21 years ago. 

In the next few days, six murders happen in the same way without any clue or motive putting more pressure on their investigation. The remaining story is about the team's deductions and the details about a coven, human sacrificing ritual which is linked to all these murders and finding the culprit. 

I am not really a big fan of crime series/ murder investigations. But, this story is very interesting with a twist of satanic cult, rituals and other unbelievable facts. Initially, I felt that the story is not progressing fast enough, but it picks up pretty quick at the end.

The narration is gripping and the suspense is maintained till the last page. I enjoyed the part where the Bishop explains about different covens, the symbols, and rituals. The team of inspectors doesn't look smart but they are easy going and good at their job. Even though the team couldn't find out who might be the culprit till the end and though they are clueless without any evidence, they form a great strategy to attack the enemy at the right time. 

I loved Sheehan, Stewart, Allen, Serena and Mc Bride. All characters are near to real life and the conversations are casual. I enjoyed the mystery in the story. The book cover is a plus.

I didn't like the initial few pages as I felt bored that there is not much progress in the story. 

My Rating: 4.5/5

PS: I have received this book from the publisher in exchange for a review and this is my honest opinion on the book.

About the Author:
Because of a childhood disease that required a liver transplant late in life, Brian O'Hare, MA, Ph.D., took early retirement in 1998 from his post as Assistant Director of a large regional college. He now enjoys full health, plays golf, and travels. He is the author of several academic works, two memoirs, and three award winning fiction novels. The Coven Murders is the third of Crimson Cloak's award-winning Inspector Sheehan Mysteries Series. Look for the first two, The Doom Murders and The 11.05 Murders [Crimson Cloak Publishing.com]

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