#BOOKREVIEW: I Shot the Devil by Ruth McIver #IShotTheDevil @headlinepg #NetGalley #Crime #ReadingCommunity #ProvidedForReview #Gifted

After saying time and time again that I am staying away from NetGalley I was browsing. I know – I have ZERO will power when it comes to books and although I have reduced my clicking of that ‘request’ button I still haven’t stopped. I doubt I will ever have a feedback ratio above 60!

But who could blame me from clicking and crossing my fingers for I shot the Devil. JUST LOOK AT THE COVER – the gorgeous, dark and so appealing cover art. I love it!

And the blurb, see for yourself…

Book Blurb:

They went out to the woods to have fun. And two of them didn’t return. A dark, twisty thriller of small town buried secrets for readers of IN THE WOODS (DUBLIN MURDERS), THE GIRLS and THE SECRET HISTORY.

Twenty years ago, the devil visited the woods around Southport, Long Island, claiming the lives of two boys. A local youth was charged with murder. Case closed.

Now journalist Erin Sloane has been commissioned to dig deeper into the story and is sent notes from someone long forgotten. But can she trust what she unearths? And how can she unravel what happened when she has her own secrets to hide?

Rich with the sense of a community imploding, buried secrets, corruption and racism, I SHOT THE DEVIL is a stunning portrayal of teenage hysteria and sexuality.

Great blurb, right!?!?!?

A dark and twisty thriller set in a small American town setting, centred around teenage violence and satanic rituals. I shot the Devil was steeped in atmosphere, filled with teenage angst and murder. It was a good read.

I liked the writing and characterisation – I thought the messed up, damaged characters made for compulsive reading, but the plot was a bit slow and the first half of the book’s pacing was a tad sluggish. However, I couldn’t look away from the car wreck of a journey that Erin found herself on.

Erin was unreliable and raw, she was a mess of a character. AND I liked her. I liked her a lot. Erin has been through and witnessed a lot of violence in her life, more violence and hurt than anyone should and she still chooses to tackle the world head on. I admired her courage even if I would never have acted like her.

I shot the devil by Ruth McIver was COMPLULSIVE. Gripping. And all the other buzz words I can’t quite think of right now. It was…

Dark. Edgy. Twisty. Twisted.

I believe I shot the devil is going to do very well and I can’t wait to read some other reviews. I will be watching out for whatever Ruth McIver writes next.

It is my idea of a perfect summer thriller – A book to give you chills in the hottest of sunshine.

I received a copy of I shot the devil by Ruth McIver from the publisher, via NetGalley – THANK YOU! The book will be published in the UK in July 2020.

Have you read the ARC? Are you planning on picking up I Shot the Devil up? Great cover art, right? And I love the title!

13 thoughts on “#BOOKREVIEW: I Shot the Devil by Ruth McIver #IShotTheDevil @headlinepg #NetGalley #Crime #ReadingCommunity #ProvidedForReview #Gifted

Add yours

  1. Whoaaa! As if the blurb wasnโ€™t enough to get my heart pumping, YOU HAD TO WRITE THIS FANTASTIC REVIEW AS WELLLL?!?! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I love love loveeeee this and I am DEFINITELY going to look out for it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply to Lashaan Balasingam @ Bookidote Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑

The Bashful Bookworm

Read, Review, Repeat

Book_tangled

The scribbler of the site is routinely tangled in books, ergo the title. Cannot decide between Classics, Romance, Thriller, or any other genre.

Frappes and Fiction

Book Reviews & Other Miscellaneous Ramblings

thebookbrief

"Books are a uniquely portable magic" - Stephen King

Picture This Literature

Everything books! Reviews, new releases, and other thoughts.

The Book Diva's Reads

A Basic Book Review Blog by a Basic Reader

Books, Ramblings, and Tea

My TBR list will survive me

Author Kayla Krantz

International Bestselling Author of dark fantasy, psychological horror, and supernatural thriller novels.

Always Love Books

reader, reviewer

Reserved for Reading

Always in pursuit of the next amazing novel

The Worlds Worst Writer (Maybe)

Young writer, totally unqualified, possibly awful. : )

The Introverted Reader ๐Ÿ“š

Forever lost in literature

Art and Soul

Books served with a generous slice of cake.

Books, Bones & Buffy

Mostly book reviews, and sometimes other stuff

chonkybooks.wordpress.com/

We Take a Bite Out of Books

%d bloggers like this: