Book Two of 2012: The Immortals

It is Samhain–the Blood Harvest. Nonbelievers call it Hallowe’en. The night when eight Nashville teenagers are found dead, with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies. It’s a ritual the killers believe was blessed by Death himself.When children are victimized, emotions always run high, and this case has the public both outraged and terrified: a dangerous combination. Recently reinstated homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows she has to act quickly, but tread carefully.Exploring the baffling culture of mysticism and witchcraft, Taylor is immersed in a darkness that threatens to unbalance the order of her world, and learns how unchecked wrath can push a killer to his limits.

I have finally finished book number two of the year! The Immortals by J.T. Ellison is a mystery/thriller book a part of a series that features a great protagonist named LT. Taylor Jackson. Unfortunately, I began Ellison’s novels by reading her most recent in the series. I really should have realized it, but the story idea was too interesting for me to back down. It starts with a series of 8 murders that happen in the same neighborhood on the same day and within hours of each other. Then the story gets really interesting.

I love Ellison’s characters and how well she portrayed the main focal point of the story. She did great research about the subject matter, Wicca, and gave it a twist that showed both the stereotypical “Satan Worship” as well as the truth behind the beliefs of a real religion. I like the fact that she showed both the good and the bad in that aspect. Don’t worry, she did not bastardize the pagans. Instead, she showed the bastardized ideals of people who abuse their beliefs, all the while showing the good side of the belief system. This is refreshing since I am a  part of that spiritual dynamic.

If you love mysteries, read J.T. Ellison. I love what she did and I only wish that I had the funds to read her other books. And now… onto reading Book Three… I just don’t know what to read first.

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