A Demon Lies Within

Tony Hubbard
Two Harbors Press

Pub Date                Nov 13 2012


The powers of hell that lie within are very real…

Following his murder, Andrew McMurray finds himself transported to the depths of hell. There he is indoctrinated as an apprentice to a demon master, Sonneillon. Exposing Andrew to the dark reaches of his evil powers, Sonneillon demonstrates a demons’ ability to posses, torment and control the thoughts and actions of the living. Andrew’s ultimate goal following his apprenticeship? Revenge on his wife, Katelyn and young son, Joshua, both of whom he holds responsible for his murder.

As Katelyn rebuilds her life, following her husbands’ death, she meets Michael Gordon, a recent escapee from Corporate America, who has his own troubled, tragic past. As their relationship grows, they realize they share something more than their burgeoning love for one another — the powers of hell have deeply impacted their pasts. Evil continues to insinuate itself into the pair’s lives, bringing with it haunting and unspeakable horrors.

Andrew’s plan of revenge begins to materialize once he inhabits Joshua, having him act out in often violent and disturbing ways. With possession of Joshua’s mind and body complete, will hell’s ultimate evil goals come to pass, or can the local priest of a small Maine town exorcize Father from Son? At stake, doom-laden repercussions for all involved…and perhaps the world as a whole.

My Review:

I almost put this book down very early in reading it.  I found the opening scene almost too horrific – a mother getting bashed by her abusive husband, but described in such graphic detail that I was repulsed by it.  In fact, this was one of the best written, utterly horrific scenes I’ve read.  And here I thought Shuan Hutson was violently graphic.

But I stuck with it and I am glad I did.  This is a horror novel – and a very, very good one.

The husband soon learns that downstairs has plans for him.  From there on, you’ll have to read for yourself.  Really, you need the impact from the start and really appreciate this, and I do not want to spoil it.

This will be considered one of the better horror books of this year, as it rightly deserves to be.  It is graphic, horrific, and downright scary.  If you like your horror, then do not miss this one.  Tony Hubbard has written something that will see him catapult into the best sellers lists, I reckon.

As a bit of a treat, I will be publishing an interview with Tony later on today, so come back and check that out as well.

My Rating:

5 demons out of 5