Evil wears many faces...
In EDGE OF THE MOON, Rebecca York's second novel of the MOON trilogy, Police Detective Jack Thornton and Graphic Designer Kathryn Reynolds are about to find out just how true those words can be.
A simple plumber, a slick-talking salesman, an elderly gentleman lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood; under the make-up and costumes Simon Gywnn is pure evil. After years spent committing crimes in the name of magic and sacrifice, he has at last worked his way up to what he believes will be his greatest and most rewarding accomplishment yet: enslaving a demon.
With the stage already set and his lines all memorized, Simon only needs one crucial element to complete this supreme bid for control: a final victim.
But the demon has other ideas.
Drawn together by a compelling and irresistible attraction, nudged along by an otherworldly influence, Jack and Kathryn must work quickly to battle their way past the killer's many masks to find the true face beneath. Because knowing that Kathryn has been selected as the killer's ultimate sacrifice is only one of their problems. They also have the demon himself to contend with.
A demon willing to destroy everything if his machinations through Jack and Kathryn aren't enough to stop Simon on their own.
After years of enjoying Rebecca York books, from the "Peregrine" collection through the "Light Street" series, the MOON trilogy's single title debut has far surpassed even the exceptional quality I expected when I purchased the first two books in this series. If you missed KILLING MOON, then be sure to get yourself a copy today and keep your eyes peeled for WITCHING MOON, due out in October. These are unquestionably the most remarkable works yet from a master storyteller with a bevy of bestsellers already under her belt.
Reviewed by Leslie King