Review: Deadtown by Nancy Holzner

Deadtown (Deadtown, #1)


They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders — but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…

Vicky’s demanding job keeping the city safe from all manner of monsters is one reason her relationship with workaholic lawyer (and werewolf) Alexander Kane is in constant limbo. Throw in a foolhardy zombie apprentice, a mysterious demon-plagued client, and a suspicious research facility that’s taken an unwelcome interest in her family, and Vicky’s love life has as much of a pulse as Deadtown’s citizens.

But now Vicky’s got bigger things to worry about. The Hellion who murdered her father ten years ago has somehow broken through Boston’s magical protections. The Hellion is a ruthless force of destruction with a personal grudge against Vicky, and she’s the only one who can stop the demon before it destroys the city and everyone in it.

Look out Boston, there's a new sheriff in town. Ok, not exactly a sheriff but how about a Demon Slayer? A demon slayer straight out of the heart of Deadtown, the designated zone for all those "not human", including but not limited to zombies (or how about the politcally correct version- the Previously Deceased), Vampires, and shapeshifters. Massachussetts is in the middle of a political upheaval in which politicians are fighting for or against the rights of those "Not Human" and all the while a demon, more specifically a Hellion, has been unleashed. From demons, to questionable business men, to werewolves, to vampires, to witches, to experimentations on the unhumans, and kidnappings... pure excitement is packed in to the 326 pages that is "Deadtown"

I found "Deadtown" to be a fast read with exciting, witty characters, a great plot and with plenty of action. Holzner has created a heroine worthy of fans. For fans of Urban Fantasy, "Deadtown" will gladly fulfill your taste buds for the genre. I, for one, can't wait until the sequel comes out. I want to know what's in store for Vicky, Alexander Kane (her werewolf/civil rights lawyer) and Tina, the zombie. Frankly, I need more of "Deadtown".

Reviewed for Night Owl Reviews

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  2. Oh, I've been wanting to read this one. Thanks for the review. Looks like I'd enjoy it! :)

  3. I like books with a strong female lead and supernatural themes, so I might have to check this one out :o)

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