cover image The Demon in Me

The Demon in Me

Michelle Rowen, Author . Berkley Sensation $7.99 (341p) ISBN 978-0-425-23468-6

Rowen (Bitten & Smitten ) throws together a demon with a checkered past, an exorcist with an agenda, and a witch with a self-help book in this funny, suspenseful, and frequently hot paranormal series launch. Eden Riley is nearly 30 and unemployed when she inherits a half-share in a detective agency. The police learn of her powers and take her on a hunt for a serial killer—who happens to be possessed. When the killer gets his comeuppance, the demon picks Eden for his new host. Darrak seems to be a nice enough guy, but he can hear and see everything that Eden does, which considerably compromises Eden's budding romance with police detective Ben Hanson. The twists come thick and fast, and Rowen leaves plenty of tangles unresolved for sequels. (May)