Shelley has been reading The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali
Title: The Devil’s Lieutenant
Author: Shervin Jamali
Category: Supernatural Thriller
My Rating: 4 Star
I enjoyed this novella. Although it’s written using short, snappy sentences the flow works incredibly well and substantiates the distracted, grief-stricken pain of the main character, Michael.
Lucifer is using Michael’s anguish to drive his own agenda which is to capture souls from some of the world’s most despicable criminals. Michael is so desperate to help his fallen family to find the peace they deserve that he carries out a host of murders in cold blood. It was interesting to see how Michael’s character begins to enjoy these acts, almost justifying their death because of the evil acts they have carried out.
I can’t talk about the ending without giving away any spoilers, so I’ll simply say that the novella is neatly rounded off but leaves enough of a teaser to make you want more.
At just 86 pages I easily devoured The Devil’s Lieutenant in one sitting and look forward to reading more from this author.
In the blink of an eye, Michael loses his family. As his life spirals out of control with grief, he is presented with the possibility that the souls of his family might be trapped in Hell. Thus begins an unimaginable and nightmarish journey to rescue his family from the depths of Hell, with the Devil as the puppet master pulling his strings.
About the author
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, but it wasn’t until recently that it just seemed to click. I’ve had stories locked away, but suddenly, and unexpectedly, they now need to get out. I completed the first draft of “The Devil’s Lieutenant” in just two months, and that was as a result of writing when I had the opportunity to do so. My 8-5 job and family still came first. I look forward to the day when I can be a full time writer who can take my children to school, pick them up and chauffeur them to various activities, with a healthy dose of writing in between. I believe that day might be right around the corner.
Also, my favorite punctuation mark is the semi-colon; it’s often used incorrectly, but it’s always winking at you!