Review: No Good Deed

No Good Deed
No Good Deed by Bill Blais
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I’m the lady who saved you and I’m coming with you, whether you like it or not.

Kelly was just your average wife and mother of twins, recently downsized from her job and questioning how her family is going to make ends meet – her loving husband has MS and the cost of their medical bills is staggering. When she witnesses what she thinks is a man getting brutalized by a police officer, her luck and instincts lead her to discover a whole different side of the world where demons walk the street and magic is alive.

Kelly is thrust into working for a group of demon hunters out of desperation, all the while questioning her sanity and her ability to do this job, which got a tad repetitive. The emphasized difference between her home life and her new job tended to slow down the story, since the narration was done with minute details that sometimes weren’t needed.

That said, the story moved along fairly quickly in other parts, with the demon hunting fast-paced and action-packed. As Kelly gets to know “the team,” she finds it’s pretty much like other places she’s worked – some folks like you, some folks don’t, and all you can do is your best. Armed with the latest in demon-hunting weaponry – pepper spray – Kelly and the team take a job that causes a run-in with the incubus Umber very late in the story. While this is the first in the series, Umber’s inclusion near the end of the book seemed almost too late to be introducing a character that is supposed to be a mainstay in the series and leaves the reader with a lot of questions about where this is leading.

Full of doubt yet still willing to meet a challenge, No Good Deed’s Kelly shows that you don’t have to be a kick-butt model to make a difference, but you should always think things through for yourself.

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7 thoughts on “Review: No Good Deed

  1. Thanks for the honest review, Tricia. I’m obviously sorry you didn’t like it more, but you raise some fair points. And thanks for being part of the tour!

      1. Much appreciated, Tricia. I hope book 2 can deliver. I think Hell Hath No Fury is a darker, more intense story, where Umber takes a much more prominent role (which is not all good news for Kelly). That was my hope, at least!

      2. Interesting choice of words 😉 … but I promise not to pester. I’m sure you’ve got a TBR pile already waiting. And I’ve got another book to write. Thanks again!

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