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Sara's Review: Touch of the Demon (Kara Gillian #5) by Diana Rowland

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Publisher: DAW

Narrator: Liv Anderson

Released: December 31, 2012

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Length: 447 pages

Format: ebook , paperback, audiobook

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Kara Gillian is in seriously deep trouble. She’s used to summoning supernatural creatures from the demon realm to our world, but now she’s the one who’s been summoned. Kara is the prisoner of the demonic lord Mzatal, but quickly discovers that she’s far more than a mere hostage. But waiting for rescue has never been her style, and Kara has no intention of being a pawn in someone else’s game. Yet intrigue and treachery are running rampant, and Kara is hard pressed to keep her wits about her. Her abilities as a homicide detective are put to the test as she seeks the truth about FBI Agent Ryan Kristoff; Rhyzkahl, the demon lord she is sworn to; and her own history in the demon realm. She's going to need all the strength and tenacity she's developed as a cop and a summoner, or the hell she endures may well last forever. Touch of the Demon is the exciting fifth installment of the Kara Gillian series.

Three Boundless Stars

Touch of the Demon picks up right where Sins of the Demon leaves off; Kara has just been summoned to the demon realm. The imagery was beautiful, and sometimes horrible; I had no issue sinking myself into the demon realm.

Unfortunately, I found the key aspect I’ve come to love about Kara to be lacking. She wasn’t able to be a detective in the demon realm. Yes, she learned her craft after going through an incredible horrific betrayal, which left scars, both physical and mental. But that detective tenacity I loved about Kara, was missing.

She wasn’t solving a case; the plot seemed to get incredibly convoluted with a lot of extra info thrown in, and it bogged things down at times. Almost 20 hours of an audiobook, that is a LONG time to be immersed in a world. I loved Liv Anderson’s narration; yet I wasn’t in love with this story, as I have been with the others.

I am giving Touch of the Demon: Kara Gillina Book 5, 3 Boundless stars; it was good.

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