A Devil’s Mind

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Sixteen years after the body of a college student was dismembered and scattered around the area. Now, the murder was copied and the police are after the killer. Out of desperation, the police call in Han Yin, a criminal profiler who has already made a name for himself. He, along with the task force, work together to track down the killer for the two murders.

Another translated Chinese work. This is another police protocol book. The descriptions in this book is quite vivid so  I should warn anyone who is a little on the squeamish side not to read this. I enjoyed seeing the break down of a police investigation. Also, as we are following along with Han Yin, we get to see the inner workings of a criminal profiler which is interesting. The descriptions in the book paint a vivid image in your mind so you can really get a feel of the story. The interactions between the characters is really refreshing and realistic.

This is the second book that I have read that has the over arching story of the murder and multiple smaller crimes that they investigate. I don’t know if this is a common style in Chinese literature or just a coincidence with the books that I’ve been reading. I must read more books to find out.

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Devil May Cry (The Veil #2)

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What’s a half-blood to do when her demon has hidden from her thanks to the institute and she’s Muse’s only chance of survival? Muse must play by the institutes rules until they give her back her demon to rescue Stefan from the netherworld. Meanwhile,  however, Damian has come to Boston with his eye set on getting Muse back. With her only ally, Akil, trapped in the netherworld with Stefan she’s on her own, with not even her demon to her her.

Similar to the previous book, it’s fine. There isn’t anything spectacular or amazing about it, but it’s a solid read. I’m listening to the audio books since I can’t get them at the library, and though the reader isn’t my favourite she’s doing a fine job. This book is all around fine. There isn’t anything fantastic about it, but at the same time, there is nothing negative to say either. You might need to pick it up to read it yourself and make your own decision.

3/5


Beyond The Veil (The Veil #1)
Darkest Before Dawn (The Veil #3)