Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Review: The Immortals by J T Ellison

The Immortals is the fifth book in the Taylor Jackson series by J T Ellison and a novel of Suspense from Mira Books.

Book Blurb:

Vengeance Born In The Dark Of The Moon

It is Samhain - the Blood Harvest.  Nonbelievers call it Hallowe'en.  The night when eight Nashville teenagers are found dead, with occult symbols carved into their naked bodies.  It's a ritual the killers believe was blessed by Death himself.

When children are victimized, emotions always run high, and this case has the public both outraged and terrified: a dangerous combination.  Recently reinstated homicide lieutenant Taylor Jackson knows she has to act quickly, but tread carefully.

Exploring the baffling culture of mysticism and witchcraft, Taylor is immersed in a darkness that threatens to unbalance the order of her world, and learns how unchecked wrath can push a killer to his limits.

The Immortals was submitted for review and I retain my copy.  :)

Taylor Jackson has just been reinstated as a lieutenant in the homicide division, her team back together and ready to go when they receive a call; the body of a young man has been found - his corpse mutilated.

Taylor, her fiance John Baldwin as well as her team of detectives arrive at the scene
only to be called away to another, and then another - a total of eight bodies have been found, dead and mutilated.

As quickly as they responded to the calls - they can't seem to catch a break.  How could one person commit all of these crimes simultaneously?  There has to be more than one perpetrator.  With the clock ticking and the parents wanting to know if their children are safe in their own homes - Taylor and her team do everything in their power to find the killers - even using the advice of a self professed Wiccan.

I did enjoy The Immortals - this story was fast paced and so very interesting - even a little creepy.  :)  But I did not like the side story.  John Baldwin was called to Quantico, Virginia for a hearing on a case from 2004 - and every now and again we would flash back to 2004 for bits and pieces of what happened with that case.

I felt that this side story was very distracting to what was going on in Nashville with Taylor.  Just as the Nashville story would get going good - we'd have a flash back.  It was annoying.  I would have enjoyed the book better without the side story.

I give The Immortals 3 out of 5 stars.


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The Immortals


Nina said...

I never heard of this book before. The cover is great, but sorry to hear it wasn't the greatest book you ever read. Still a nice read. :) Great review!

Blodeuedd said...

The books are new to me too, but then I am still kind of lost in the suspense world

Michelle Greathouse said...


I love the cover too. :) It was a nice read - the whole series is very good. :)


This series has hardly any romance at all - it is strictly in the thriller/mystery category. :)

Thanks for stopping by ladies.


Marce said...

This is a new author to me but Amazon continues to recommend All the Pretty Girls, I want to try this one out, great review.