Saturday, January 14, 2012

Book review: The Immolation of Eve by Helen Fields

The Immolation of EveThe Immolation of Eve by Helen Fields

My Goodreads rating: 4 of 5 stars


My Bitch Factor 10 rating-- 4.8

The blurb for this book suggests that The Immolation of Eve is a "scorching fantasy romance" and "the start of an epic adventure of seduction, loss, love and revenge." Ok, I'll (mostly) buy that description-- it is well-deserved (my quibble is with this being an "epic" adventure). Fields writing style is disarmingly understated, which seems at odds with the thriller undercurrent of the story. Eve McKenzie, a British solicitor, has lived through a harrowing experience when the train she is on wrecks while she is investigating a Krakow rape case. As Eve, the sole survivor of the crash, tries to reassemble her life and work she discovers that there might be a connection between the train wreck, the rape investigation and a recent discovery about her parentage. Eve's quest for truth and a need to quench her sexual desires take her to many unexpected places-- from San Francisco and Carmel to a demon world where everyone is not quite as them seem.

The Immolation of Eve was a page-turner for me and raptly held my interest-- almost to the very end. While most readers will be happy with the ending of this paranormal tale, I wanted a few more easter eggs pointing to a sequel-- any indication of this was far too subtle for me to pick up, but this in no way detracted from my enjoyment of the book.


I highly recommend The Immolation of Eve for paranormal romance and fantasy readers.

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