The Devil You Know by Mike Carey

Back when this book came out, one of my podcasts interviewed the author and talked up this book. It sounded interested so I picked it up when I found it on the shelf at the library.

Published: 2006

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 406 pages

Setting: London, England, present day

Summary: Felix Castor is an exorcist, although he’s taking a hiatus after the last one went bad. Even so, he takes a new case to exorcise a ghost from the Bonnington Archive. While it looks like an easy case, he discovers there’s a deeper mystery behind the source of the ghost. She was smuggled into the country as part of a sex ring and killed in a fit of anger by one of the archivists.

Final thoughts: Good book. I’m very glad I don’t live in a world full of ghosts and wereanimals. Carey had a unique take on wereanimals (ghosts in an animal’s body) and exorcism. I really liked the last scene where the succubus who was summoned to kill Felix came back to be his apprentice.

Title comes from: A line by Felix in the book.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none, since this was a review from a previous year

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