Debriefing the Dead (The Dead Series, Book 1)


Because she was trying to protect her sister, Hyacinth was murdered in a rather gruesome way. And not just by anyone—by demons. Now, her young nephew, Geordi, will have to live with his father’s family, the Sicilian Mob. 

Luckily, Hyacinth gets another shot at life when none other than the Archangel Michael offers her a deal: if she can capture a powerful rock stolen by the demons, he’ll allow her to live long enough for her to find a safe home for Geordi. For Hyacinth, the choice is easily made, and along with Geordi and her neighbor Jason, she heads out to find this mysterious rock. Along the way, they pick up Eric, a sexy cop who also happens to be dead, and who only Hyacinth can see.

Hyacinth is a well-crafted character with a deep, intriguing personality. She really feels rounded and three-dimensional, like an actual person. The love interests were interesting too, in particular Eric, since his peculiar situation makes him all the more enthralling. The ending is unexpected, the pacing is fast, and the writing is pretty good as well. With so many twists, turns and secrets, this book is a fun, original, adventurous novel that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. 

Majanka Verstraete