Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday Review: Sage Blog Tours Presents: Unholy Bargain by Travis Hallden Holt

Title: Unholy Bargain
Author: Travis Hallden Holt
Source: Received a copy in exchange for an honest review
Purchase Link: AMAZON


An assassin is at work—one of the best in the trade. His body turned to dust long ago, but his spirit roams the Earth freely, undetectable to the five senses. He stalks his victims waiting for just the right opportunity. Then, in quick succession, he possesses a human host and strikes down his quarry. For a century and a half he has served this way.

Deputy Sheriff Nate Barrington is riding the crest of a new relationship. Kaitlyn Spencer is beautiful, altruistic, enlightened—everything he's not. She teaches classes in New Age philosophy at her growing school. Nate doesn't share her spirituality, but the physical passion hasn't subsided enough for him to care.

Nate's nirvana quickly unravels when Kaitlyn's life is threatened on two separate occasions. With no apparent motive or any evidence suggesting collusion, the police are stumped. Even more troubling to Nate, Kaitlyn is eventually convinced she is the target of unseen forces.

A hardheaded pragmatist, Nate isn't prone to believe that spirits can possess people. As far as he's concerned, Kaitlyn's claims of perpetrators possessed by a spirit assassin are on par with comic book stories and have nothing to do with reality, and her esoteric, New Age mumbo jumbo begins to drive a wedge into their relationship. And why Kaitlyn? What secret is she hiding?

Even with the sheriff's resources at Nate's disposal, the odds for Kaitlyn's survival are not in her favor. The true enemy is virtually invisible, and Nate's conventional police tactics have no effect on the spirit world. Strikes come from anytime, anywhere, and from random, unwittingly manipulated people. With their relationship buckling under the strain, they must pull together and join an unlikely ally if Kaitlyn is to remain alive.


Wow ... I gotta say I wasn't sure what to expect but this wasn't it! What a REFRESHING book!!!

I really enjoyed this one.

Okay lets see where to start ...

First I loved that there were multiple story lines all mingled into one. I really enjoyed the equal balance of different characters all while it happened concurrently.

I would have liked to have seen more backstory on each character some because I really enjoyed them all and felt like because it was so shared you missed out on other things regarding their lives.

The writing style was very easy to follow and kept at a steady pace. I didn't really feel like there were any lag times or things that just didn't need to be in the story. Very tight editing.

What I really enjoyed was how different this story was. The whole spiritual possession and all of that, very good!

I am so glad I agreed to review this book because for so long it felt like there had been a slue of disappointing books. And then this came along.

4.5 stars for a great story!

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