Book of Shadows Homicide detective Adam Garrett is already a rising star in the Boston police department when he and his cynical partner Carl Landauer catch a horrifying case that could make their careers the ritua

  • Title: Book of Shadows
  • Author: Alexandra Sokoloff
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  • Page: 451
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  • Homicide detective Adam Garrett is already a rising star in the Boston police department when he and his cynical partner, Carl Landauer, catch a horrifying case that could make their careers the ritualistic murder of a wealthy college girl that appears to have Satanic elements.The partners make a quick arrest when all evidence points to another student, a troubled musiciaHomicide detective Adam Garrett is already a rising star in the Boston police department when he and his cynical partner, Carl Landauer, catch a horrifying case that could make their careers the ritualistic murder of a wealthy college girl that appears to have Satanic elements.The partners make a quick arrest when all evidence points to another student, a troubled musician in a Goth band who was either dating or stalking the murdered girl But Garrett s case is turned upside down when beautiful, mysterious Tanith Cabarrus, a practicing witch from nearby Salem, walks into the homicide bureau and insists that the real perpetrator is still at large Tanith claims to have had psychic visions that the killer has ritually sacrificed other teenagers in his attempts to summon a powerful, ancient demon All Garrett s beliefs about the nature of reality will be tested as he is forced to team up with a woman he is fiercely attracted to but cannot trust, in a race to uncover a psychotic killer before he strikes again.

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    1. After reading the first 3 books in Alexandra Sokoloff's The Huntress/FBI Thriller Series, which I really enjoyed, I was so looking forward to this one.but what a disappointment it turned out to be.The Book of Shadows is I guess a mystery/paranormal/fantasy/murder story which just by the way started off okay.but it soon lost its momentum for me. I almost gave up halfwaybut I hate giving up on books I persevered .but hey.what a struggle it was to reach THE END.The characters were so flatd the whol [...]

    2. This is a mediocre supernatural thriller. The main character is a cop investigating a murder with what appear to be ritual elements. Uh-oh! I enjoyed the police procedural elements, but the supernatural stuff, mostly involving witches and grimoires, was hit and miss. One cop doesn't believe that the sexy witch is a witch, so she cuts her finger and makes him suck it. That is the weirdest way of introducing yourself to people - I know, I've tried it, and it NEVER works in real life. Magic!The pro [...]

    3. Detective Adam Garret is on the fast track in the Boston police department when a terrible murder shocks the city. Garret leads the investigation, hoping to use it as a springboard to a promotion, as well as being driven to catch a predator stalking the streets. After solid police work leads to an arrest, Garret just has to take care of the paperwork. But when Tanith Cabarrus, a self-proclaimed witch, walks into the station proclaiming that the wrong man has been arrested, and that there are mor [...]

    4. Murder/ copy story with a witchy twist. Pretty good writing and a strong start precede a descent into lame.

    5. This is one of those books that started out good, or at least perfectly fine to keep me entertained during my breaks at work. Unfortunately, it quickly disintegrated to a cross between CSI and Charmed. The writing was about as good as the plot in a porno movie. Without the porn. All the women who had interaction with the main character, Garrett, were lusty and willing, and Garrett seemed to be sporting a hard-on every time he talked to a woman. Of course, there were no plain women in this book. [...]

    6. Alex Sokoloff blew me away with her first novel "The Harrowing", and she's just gotten better and better with every book. She writes what I like to call "whatdunnits": mysteries and thrillers with a supernatural overtone in which the main characters (and the reader) are trying to figure out if their enemy is a particularly evil human ormething else, something Other. This is a brilliant example of that style, with some added eroticism to spice things up. Sokoloff is an deft, assured writer with a [...]

    7. Could have used more character development. At times interesting with good writing. Plot too predictable for me.

    8. I totally should have loved this book. I mean, it's a mystery and I love mysteries. In fact, there's only one thing I love more than I love mysteries and that's everything and anything to do with witches. I'm serious. This all started with my anything but brief obsession with Charmed when I was 11 years old (and Charmed was in its first season). Ever since then I have been drawn to books about witches (whether it be fiction or non-fiction) and books about the occult. I just think that it's a fas [...]

    9. Look, if you are a woman, and your main character is a man, you've set up a challenge for yourself. I am sometimes astounded by the success of these authors. This author's solution was no solution; the character development in all her characters was very flat two dimensional. The only character I was truly drawn to was the fetch, that was interesting. The men were near idiots with very little capacity to control their primal nature. I'm not saying that they were written as pigs, though a little [...]

    10. Strictly speaking this isn't mere horror as it's more paranormal. And who better do take on this mantle but Ms Sokoloff! Her writing is always atmospheric and empathic and creates a wonderfully filmic narrative throughout her books and The Book of Shadows is a great example.I have mentioned before that I was reading this on my kobo therefore not a format I prefer but I carried this with me in my bag for those occasions when I have a spare 15 mins to read, having finished my other reads I'd got t [...]

    11. I picked this up at the library because it is set in the Boston area and read it in two days. It's good, although I'm not all that into the occult/horror angle. The detectives were well-drawn and the premise was interesting. There were a couple of local howlers: McLean Hospital is and always has been a private, not a state hospital and no-one from this area would say "Highway 2", it's Route 2 (pronounced like "root"). Picky, picky but these things jumped out at me. Also the sex scenes read like [...]

    12. Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff Suspense/Mystery- June 8th, 20105 stars Book of Shadows by Alexandra Sokoloff is a mystery with paranormal, suspense and thriller elements. It is well written in a style that is educated, understandable, and creepily believable. Homicide Detective Adam Garrett of the Boston Police Department is assigned to investigate the murdered remains of a young woman. She was found grievously dumped at the city landfill. The post-mortem mutilations have the markings of [...]

    13. Alexandra Sokoloff has a way with words. Her novel The Book Of Shadows opens with “It was a vision of hell.” Rather than the cliché literal mouth of hell, we have a bleak rendering of a city dump, complete with dead body. You can almost taste the stench in the back of your mouth and the opening paragraphs demand you read on.And read on you must. The Book Of Shadows is a story of murder, witchcraft, and terror. A body turns up in the city dump with hints of ritual murder. The evidence is fai [...]

    14. Ugh. I'm finally through this one. I got more than halfway, and then I realized that I was wasting my time, but I don't abandon books. I gave this plenty of chances, but it failed all the same This was such a disappointment compared to Sokoloff's The Harrowing. At a certain point the overly abundant sexual references and references to hideous crimes became tiresome, not to mention offensive. I despised Garrett and his partner (the partner especially); they seemed to display a contempt for nearly [...]

    15. Bit of a slog to get through.This is not my usual genre, but it started out pretty well and interested me enough to keep reading. Other than the reciting of the spells, the writing is decent. The spells, though, geez, they sounded like stuff a third-grade girl would make up. If these are "authentic" spells spouted by "real" witches, no wonder few people take them seriously.The partnership between Garrett and Landauer seemed true. The procedural stuff seemed ok -- there were no overnight DNA resu [...]

    16. I try and not try to do reviews when I don't finish a book. Obviously however I feel as though I want to say a bit about this one. I enjoyed the other books by Sokoloff but they all hold a few problems for me. The Harrowing's characters were generic horror movie characters but the story was entertaining and I liked that. The Price I thought was excellent. Although there were parts I felt would have been better if more attention was given to the relationship between the family members in the book [...]

    17. I picked this up after Alex gave a talk at our library and was surprised in the best way possible. The book was creepy and graphic in a CSI way and kept me guessing (and my attention) the entire way through. I read it in 2 days, partly because it was too scary to put down. Not like I'm going to sleep after reading about demons anyway. I would love another book that included these two detectives.

    18. My local Barnes and Noble store sucked me into this one - author is coming to town for a workshop on plot development - and I'm a little sad that they did. Took about 40 pages for the plot to draw me in and then it got bogged down in all this supernatural/witch type stuff which made no sense. And then the ending was just plain weird. Disappointing overall.

    19. I am not a fan of paranormal and/or witchcraft novels. That said, I must admit that this was suspenseful, well written and held your interest. The author obviously knows her genre and was also able to bring up the procedural anti-hero police work with alacrity.

    20. Pretty decent. I was expecting a thriller thriller, not a paranormal thriller. Had to slog through it a bit. Not sure I'd recommend it but I don't regret reading it.

    21. I think the first half of this is better than the second. I liked the police procedural. I liked the hints of supernatural that could also have had rational explanations. When the whole thing started to get into the old witches/wiccan trope I'm afraid my eyes rolled skyward. It's very hard to blend supernatural into real world novels. After all, if spells, invisibility, mind-reading really worked (as they apparently do in this novel) then why wouldn't witches be running the world and the rest of [...]

    22. Rating: 8/10Pages: 338I enjoyed the main character in this, Garrett, floundering in mysticism. Tanith was a good foil for him, but it felt a bit muddled. I liked the twists and turns, and it did a great job of explaining Wiccan. While it plays with the Salem witch theory, Garrett is very solid and disbelieving. This book was very different, from the characters to the plot line, form the other Sokoloff books, and I greatly appreciate that. This books is a good blend of Boston detective running in [...]

    23. Really enjoyed the Huntress Moon seriesis one not so much. The main characters were annoying and bristled at each other throughout the story. It really got old after awhile. The story was predictable surprises.

    24. Great storyHaving read all of the Huntress series, which are wonderful books, which I highly recommend reading. I was happy to start this book. I was not disappointed with the unique storylines and details through out. Thanks!!

    25. We never really got to know the characters. Many of the elements I love were present, but I liked rather than loved it.

    26. Excellent thrillerThere were some editing issues missed, but it does not take away from the experience. Fantastic writing, interesting characters, and a solid story.

    27. Evil and lightGreat story. Might not want to read it late at night while your home alone.excellent plot with enough action to keep you on your toes.

    28. Homicide detective Adam Garrett is already a rising star in the Boston police department when he and his cynical partner, Carl Landauer, catch a horrifying case that could make their careers: the ritualistic murder of a wealthy college girl that appears to have Satanic elements.The partners make a quick arrest when all the evidence points to another student, a troubled musician in a Goth band who was either dating or stalking the murdered girl. But Garrett’s case is turned upside down when bea [...]

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