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I'm told the dead are all around us. I wouldn't know about that. I see only the violently slain. They could be victims of hit-and-run, innocents caught in cross-fire, the murdered. I've come to terms with that. In fact, I've made a career out of it. They whisper to me and they never, ever, forget the face of their killer. They aren't the only supernatural things I see. No,I'm told the dead are all around us. I wouldn't know about that. I see only the violently slain. They could be victims of hit-and-run, innocents caught in cross-fire, the murdered. I've come to terms with that. In fact, I've made a career out of it. They whisper to me and they never, ever, forget the face of their killer. They aren't the only supernatural things I see. No, they're not vampires, werewolves or fae - those things don't exist. We live side by side with what some call the Otherworldy. That's too much of a mouthful for me. I call them demons. If you saw them as I do you'd know why. Right now I'm trying to find a missing boy whose mother was murdered. Or was she murdered? To further complicate the case, Clarion PD gave me a partner I would rather shoot than work with. I can't tell them he's a demon. They'd think I'm crazy. I'm Tiff Banks. Welcome to my world. Whisperings. Parnormal mystery with a splash of humor and dash of romance....

Title : Along Came A Demon
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ISBN : 9781449590840
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Number of Pages : 204 Pages
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Along Came A Demon Reviews

  • Laura
    2018-11-24 22:40

    This was mostly just okay for me. Not exceptionally good, but good enough. Not exceptionally bad either. Tiff sees and speaks with the dead. She also sees "demons" for what they truly are - not hidden behind glamour which makes them seem more human-like (well "utterly perfect" human-like.) Turns out the demons are not really demons but a different race all together, sort of a cross between fae and demons is probably the best way I can think of to describe them. Tiff uses her skills of speaking to the dead to help her solve cases. She consults with the local PD as well as occasionally traveling to help other police departments. They do not know she speaks with the dead, as far as they know, she has pyschic abilities. She has a couple of dead roommates who are somewhat enjoyable but not the most entertaining that I've seen. At times they feel flat and annoying. A lot of this felt like a mixture of every other urban fantasy out there, yet I didn't hate it. This is one of those series of which I probably will eventually read all installments but I'm really not riveted or in a particular hurry to do so. That being said, I don't really have anything significant to complain about either. I didn't really feel the sparks between Tiff and Royal but I was relieved he wasn't abusive at all, as far as male leads go, he wasn't bad. Tiff wasn't bad either, she's got some sort of past event which is not yet revealed - she spent her childhood in and out of foster homes and there are hints that something significantly bad happened to her involving one of her foster parents but as of yet it hasn't been elaborated on, and its something she doesn't want to talk about. Despite the significance that it seems to garner via self-reflecting monologue, it didn't seem to add any complexity to her character though so maybe it wasn't terribly bad. I am curious about this but not curious enough that I can't wait to get my hands on the next one.

  • Peggy
    2018-12-09 06:28

    Oddly enough I found this more enjoyable than I thought. The combination of a person who communicates with the spirits of people who died difficult deaths with a police officer who is from another world made for an interesting story line. At the end of the book the 2 main characters are contemplating starting their own investigative firm. There are plenty of interesting support characters to add flavor to the story while not distracting from it.

  • Sharon
    2018-12-10 00:22

    is book one of the Whisperings Paranormal Mystery Series. Need I mention he’s handsome? He’s one of those men to whom every woman’s eyes are drawn when he walks into the room, and they see him as a human male. I see him as he is. His copper and gold streaked hair reaches his shoulder blades when unbound, and when he’s excited it swirls and emits sparks, as if full of electricity. His eyes are deep copper-brown, like new pennies, and glint when he moves. He has a demon’s angular face and high cheekbones, his skin the palest copper, like a nice tan. (I actually lifted this quote from The Demon Hunters (Whisperings Paranormal Mystery 2, but it describes Royal so well)As if this isn’t enough to make you salivate, he *cooks! Royal, you take my breath away . If you need more convincing then read on….Along Came a Demon was initially released as a novella last year for $.99 cents. It knocked my socks off. Why? I love the voice of Tiff Banks (our heroine). The story is told in first person POV, for those of you that care. Tiff thinks like I do. I love her no nonsense approach and dry humor. Linda Welch’s descriptive writing makes me feel like I am in the story, and makes me hungry. She tends to describe food, a lot .Recently Welch reworked this story into a full novel (still $.99 by the way).read the rest of my review: http://www.loveromancepassion.com/rev...

  • Lisa Cox
    2018-11-20 01:25

    I am almost embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed this book. It is not at all in a genre I usually visit. I picked up a copy of Indie Chicks: 25 Women 25 Personal Stories when it was offered for free, and after reading the first few chapters of Along Came a Demon, I *had* to buy it. I kept imagining the actress Mary McCormack (In Plain Sight) playing Tiff.The writing is fresh, fun, a little gritty, and the main character is tough, believable, and almost instantly sympathetic. I love the writing, and there are very few typos, which I really appreciate.There are many scenes in the book that are exceptional, and hopefully it is not just that the genre is new to me, but they caught me by surprise. I was especially impressed by the way the author handled the scene where the detective is accused. The level of emotion and drama were just right. I also really enjoyed how the main character discovers her "powers." There were a few scenes that were scary enough that I had to put the book down. The love scenes were handled well, Mel and Jack as Tiff's sidekicks were inventive and humorous, and I loved MacKlutzy.I can honestly say that Linda Welch has made my list of top 10 Kindle authors.

  • Melindeeloo
    2018-12-18 05:44

    2 stars = okay - I ended up pretty neutral in my reaction to Along Came A Demon. There are a lot of familiar pieces stitched together in this story. The basics are: the heroine can see and talk to ghosts, she is a consultant to the local police department, she has two dead housemates, and the ghost of a murdered woman turns up on her lawn asking for help. In addition to seeing ghosts, she also sees 'demons' - who seem very fae-like with their glamor and aversion to iron filings. In and of itself stringing together a slew of familiar UF/PNR pieces to make something new is not a problem, it's just that there wasn't really anything fun or funny or anything to give this a 'hook' and make it stand out from the rest of an increasingly crowded genre - there is sort of a romance but that was just meh too. In trying explain why this didn't stir a positive response this has come out sounding sort of negative but I didn't dislike Along Came A Demon - there wasn't anything overwhelmingly positive or negative to nudge me one way or the other. This was a kindle freebie, so my only investment was time.

  • Carol Kerry-green
    2018-11-20 04:49

    Brilliant, I loved this straight away, Tiff Banks (don't dare to call her Tiffany) shares her home with two roommates, Mel and Jack, except their both ghosts, violently slain by the previous owner of Tiff's home they remain in the house and become Tiff's 'family'. Tiff can see and talk to the ghosts of the violently slain, whether murdered or killed in automobile crashes etc. Her skill has led her to become a consultant for the local Police Department who were skeptics at first but as her information leads to convictions they become to reluctantly believe her. Tiff is called in on a case when a young boy Lawrence goes missng and his recently deceased mother asks for Tiff's help - and that's a first!Reluctanly partnered with a police officer Royal Mortensen, Tiff discovers that there's more to Royal than meets the eye - whereas everyone else sees Royal as human, Tiff sees him for what he is - a demon. Or the Gelpha which is what Royal says his people are called, they're not human but they share the human world and their homeland is in another dimension. At first wary of Royal, Tiff comes to trust him and works with him to find what has happened to Lawrence.

  • Marianne
    2018-12-09 01:35

    Tiff can see the dead, the violently slain, she can also sense the Otherworldly, whom she calls demons. All mesmerizingly beautiful, able to seduce at will, and deadly. Due to her gift, she is a consultant for the PD. So when Tiff discovers a dead woman outside her home, who claims to have a missing son that nobody remembers, she vows to help out. The only problem: demons are out for the same boy, and she gets partnered up with the most gorgeous detective... Unfortunately also a demon, who won't take her no for an answer, breaks into her home to cook her dinner, and makes her body do things in his presence that she would rather not admit to.Yes, I've read stories about mediums, necromancers, mysteries and paranormal detectives before. But this one, aaand Royal, really seduced me. So what if the mystery as to why Royal wanted to find the boy wasn't really a mystery, I still enjoyed the ride... And Tiff's snooping ghost friends. Ready for book #2.

  • So, I Read This Book Today
    2018-12-18 01:38

    But, soft: behold! lo where it comes again!I’ll cross it, though it blast me. – Stay, illusion!If thou hast any sound, or use a voice.Speak to me. – Hamlet 1.1Why, what care I ? If thou canst nod, speak too, -If charnel-houses, and our graves, must sendThose that we bury, back, our monumentsShall be the maws of kites. – (Macbeth, 3.4)There is no ghost clause in that lease. – David SimmonsI know it is silly, but when I find an author I wasn’t previously aware of who really catches my interest and makes me go Ooh! I always feel smug. Like I am the first person who has found this particular author and deserve a pat on the back. Ha! As If!!Anyway, when I found Linda Welch and Along Came A Demon I got that same feeling. A giggly, bubbly feeling as I read an Urban Fantasy or Paranormal Mystery that is just enough different than the norm, and just far enough along the curve of creativity to make me sit up and take notice. And spend way too many of my sleeping hours reading to be health when I have a bad cold and need my rest. Ah well! It was worth it…Tiff Banks (don’t ever call her “Tiffany” if you know what is good for you – hey, she is 6’4″ – does that sound like a Tiffany to you?) Got a short, sharp shock a few years ago, when she realized the woman she was passing in the doorway of a cafe in San Francisco was covered in blood, apparently shot. Screaming for someone to call 9-1-1 and trying to talk the woman into sitting down until the ambulance arrived, she was horrified that everyone around her just stared at her and turned away. Well, that is how crazy people screaming about ambulances and dying women get looked at when there is obviously nobody standing there with blood all over them, right?Since that time, Tiff has moved back to her old home town of Clarion, in the Utah mountains. Well, it has to be better than dealing with the massive number of dead people that surround her in San Francisco, right? Humm…. well, there may not be as many, but they are still there. Wow, look at that. She even has two of them living in her house. Jack and Mel were murdered there, though it wasn’t in the realtor’s disclosure forms. Well, no wonder, since the guy who owned the house before didn’t really advertise the fact that he had kidnapped and murdered two people and buried them in the basement. Well, it’s done now, and Tiff is stuck with her ‘roomies’ – even though their murderer has moved on, which should allow them to do so as well, neither intends on being reasonable. Although, with her roll as ‘speaker to the dead’ for the Clarion PD their assistance is often useful as she helps the PD track down murderers. And then again, sometimes they can just be a huge pain in the backside.“There’s a naked woman in the garden,” Jack said.Huh? Will you look at that? The dead aren’t supposed to wander from where they died, but Coralinda Marchant certainly has. And what happens next is one of the more creative takes on the supernatural I have found for a while – a take I am certainly enjoying! In this first book of the series Tiff is drawn into the murder of Coralinda and the search for her missing son into a world she knew was there, but really, really didn’t want to get into. For there are demons in the world, and those demons want the boy. And they aren’t hesitant to come after Tiff to get him. The concepts and ideas in play are fun, creative and at times kept my right on the edge of my seat as I held my breath, wondering why demons would want a little boy born on November 9, 2002 – or why so many little boys born on that date are now dead, murdered in unspeakable ways.The second book of the series, The Demon Hunters, is just as good. Now partnered with a demon ex-cop from the first book, Tiff and Royal have opened their own detective agency. With Royal’s preternatural connections, strength and speed, and Tiff’s ability to talk to the dead, they make a good team – and the ‘bad guy’ demons still being after the two of them, working together gives them an edge. But now, they have new clients. And these clients could be even more deadly than the monsters they are chasing. The Dark Cousins of Royals people, the Gelpha, the good old DC are scary beyond all reason, and not afraid to mind bind, or murder, to reach their goals.Townsman #1: Hey, Pacha, you just missed your relatives.Pacha: My relatives?Townsman #1: Yeah, we just sent them up to your house.Pacha: What’d they look like?Townsman #1: Well there was this big guy, and this older woman who was… well, how would you describe her?Townsman #2: Ah, scary beyond all reason?Townsman #1: Yeah, that’s it.They have Royal’s mind locked up tight, and now Tiff is more on her own than not in trying to help Daven Clare and Gia Sabato, a monster in her own right, find her lover, Alissario Arellano (Rio) Borrego, who has been captured by an unknown party for an unknown reason. Well, not totally unknown. For both Dark Cousins and Gelpha are being burned and beheaded, just like a human would think to kill a vampire . . . but how is the murderer finding his victims all over the world? How are they being recognized, when no one other than Tiff seems to be able to recognize them under their glamour?Welch as a way with a turn of phrase, a strong streak of humour, and a way of looking at life and relationships that is highly appealing. This isn’t your typical “vampires and werewolves” urban fantasy. Instead, Welch has gone in another, more creative direction that I am tickled to have found!I know, I have to put down the Linda Welch and get my work done. Lots of books to read and review, edits to do. I know, I know . . . but these things are like potato chips – I can’t just eat one and walk away! Well, I read two, one after the other, but you know what I mean. And I don’t even know how Along Came A Demon wound up on my reader! Maybe she did a giveaway at some point and I grabbed it them? Anyway, I am just glad it did. And I will absolutely be reading more of this series. I just have to not . . . do . . . it . . . now . . .

  • Nicole
    2018-12-02 03:28

    I must say I was quite surprised that I liked this story more than I thought I would. The partnership of both characters and their abilities was quite nice and the mystery, though short, was quite engaging, keeping you on your toes as they got deeper in the investigation. On that note, I must say that there was so much information that sometimes I felt a little lost, since I felt like the protagonist always knew more than the reader could get from what was said. It was a little vague in some aspects, and the ending was a little disappointing because it was too rushed and tried to add more elements than it could explain, but I still couldn't stop reading until I finished the whole book.I'm interested in reading the whole saga since I like the dynamic between the main characters and just want to see how everything plays out.

  • Tayinnawin
    2018-12-19 04:46

    ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS OR REPEAT OF THE BOOK DESCRIPTION. I prefer to review the experience of reading the book and comment on the character development and writing style of the author rather than rehash what the book description already provides.I enjoyed this book a lot. The writing style was quite easy to visualize. I eased into the story, following along like a movie in my head. The development of the main character is done quite well; you are given a good glimpse of who/what she is, while at the same time, intrigued by the mystery of how she came to be and how she plans to use it (her "gift"). She is not pretentious, nor self-righteous; she does not know her own history, her parentage, or even why she can speak with the dead - a hovering discovery that you become willingly patient to wait for. You get an inkling quite early on that it will be very much worth your time.Throughout the book, each of the supporting characters - those that are corporeal, and those that are not - are systematically introduced in a seamless, entertaining way. Many authors of this genre attempt to throw too much and too many complicated, confusing concepts into the first book of a series. In my opinion, Ms. Welch employed a delightfully rare simplicity when introducing her supporting characters. She gives the very basic and to-the-point details to provide the who/what/when, allowing the dialogue to weave a truly colorful feel for the why/how. This makes it easy to identify and emotionally connect with the key characters, while absorbing only what you need from others (no fluff or unnecessary wordiness). At no point did I ever feel bored or inclined to skip over stuff. It was great not having to take notes in order to keep track of what is going on. Her efficient writing ensures you remember the details.I TRULY appreciate having a witty, entertaining, enveloping and refreshingly uncomplicated paranormal series that involves adult characters. The market is overwhelmingly flooded with YA/High School series - all of which I have very little interest in. So THANK YOU Ms. Welch for your very talented contribution.

  • Jagged
    2018-12-04 02:52

    Well, this had potential. Lots of potential.That was before the "demons" were shiny and metallic. After that, I found that I just couldn't take this seriously.Not to mention Tiffany's flip-floppy character development.The plot was not exactly fulfilled. Everything that happens is very convenient, especially where Tiffany is concerned. I just didn't care for the execution, the sloppy romance, or the overall writing.An editor would have taken this book to much better heights. Even having someone read this, pointing out severe grammatical problems and missing words would have done wonders.Unhuman...What gun did he used...Some part of me didn't wanted..."It would be better if we did not discuss it farther..."These are just a few.The romance was rushed, underdeveloped, and made absolutely no sense. There was no reason for it to have taken place. I don't see what they see in each other--at all. Having some effort here would have made it bearable. The story itself was a bit bland. This otherworldly place needed a lot more explanation. What the demons are also needs a lot more exploring. Tiffany asks stupid questions that do not lead to many answers. It feels very superficial and I feel like I don't matter that much to the author because she doesn't bother to really expand my knowledge of the world she wants me to be convinced of.It needs work. But I suppose I would read further if I had nothing else to read, because it wasn't the worst book I've ever read.

  • Arushi
    2018-12-18 01:40

    This book is pretty much perfect as a light read. There is a good plot, there are interesting side characters, the protagonist is snarky without being annoying and can totally hold her own, and the male lead is the right combination of hot, teasing and useful. Tiff can talk to dead people, but only those who died violently. Its something that has led to her working as a consultant for the PD in her small hometown of Clarion. Then a dead woman walks into her backyard and she has to help find out what happened to her little boy. The case, already complicated, gets even more so when she is, for the first time, asked to pair up with someone and he turns up being a 'demon'. Tiff can see them for what they are, otherworldly beautiful, even though she isn't sure on the exactly what they are. Still, she is sure she cannot trust Royal Mortensen, no matter how much he professes to be good. The plot is good, and if I guessed some twists, that did not ruin them in the least. Royal is fun, and I thoroughly enjoyed the uber confidence he showed from the moment he stepped into the book. The fact that he could tease Tiff when she had a gun leveled at his chest, priceless. I also liked the two dead roommates and the dog. Definitely liked the dog. He even bit Royal. Overall a light paranormal series with good detective work and a dash of romance.

  • Al
    2018-11-27 02:42

    In the last year or two I’ve probably read more books with some kind of paranormal twist than I had all the remaining years of my life combined. I’ve been amazed to discover the number of ways authors have to give a novel a paranormal twist. "Along Came a Demon is among my favorites." I was happy discovering they aren’t all glittery vampires. As I evaluate the reasons "Along Came a Demon" was an enjoyable read for me several things come to mind. Part of it is the mystery portion. Ignore the paranormal part and this book is like a police procedural or private investigator mystery, which are genres I’ve read and enjoyed for years. Unlike the typical paranormal book, Tiff’s skills and the existence of paranormal creatures aren’t treated as if they are normal. Tiff assumes most people wouldn’t acknowledge or accept her talents or paranormal beings exist, so she hides the true nature of her abilities and the existence of the paranormal. This adds a different twist to the story. Hiding certain things like that, most notably two “dead” people who reside in Tiff’s house, adds plenty of humor to the book.**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**

  • Moondance
    2018-12-10 03:39

    "There's a naked woman in the garden," Jack said.Tiff(never Tiffany) Banks sees ghosts of people that died a violent death. Jack and Mel are her resident ghosts as their bodies are buried in her basement. When a wet, nude ghost shows up in her backyard, Tiffany takes on the task of finding a six year old boy. Tiff works with the Clarion police on occasion and asks the captain for his assistance. Much to her surprise, he pairs her with Royal, a demon that only she can see.Interesting take on talking to the dead. Tiff is not technically psychic as she can only see those who passed in a violent manner. She can also see demons or as her psychic friend calls them, the Otherworldly. Pairing her with Royal creates a good degree of antagonism between the characters. Jack and Mel add comic relief. The story surrounding the little boy, Lawrence is well played. There is a very good fight scene that I did not see coming. Overall a great read. I will definitely be looking for the rest in the series.

  • Valerie Long
    2018-12-20 02:48

    The protagonist and storyteller, Tiff, is not just a tough and fearless, but an extraordinary woman: she can see and hear the violently slain. This would be enough substance for more than one book, but it’s just the beginning. As strong women go, she has some trouble with her love life, and she seems to tend to collect unusual friendships.The story starts as an easy read with some funny and surprising ideas, but quickly takes up speed and tension becoming an edge-of-the-seat thriller that refuses to be put aside unfinished.The most scary thought about this book is that it might be partially autobiographic.I can’t wait for the next sequel (or prequel!) - luckily one is already available!

  • Nanci de Suffren
    2018-11-26 22:24

    I know this is paranormal and thus hardly intellectual stuff but I read for the fun of it and this book made me laugh out loud and smile at the heroine and her unlikely hero. The cast of characters, including the unique roommates creates an interesting environment for the story. For those who enjoy things that go "bump in the night" I highly recommend this for their light reading moments. It is a really fun book.

  • Karekon
    2018-12-18 03:43

    Started out interesting then turned dull, anyone else incredibly tired of the "I CANT RESIST HIM" romances in books? :|I just ended up skimming through the rest of it just to see what happened at the end ..and it was a soap opera cliché..Also considering the main characters eyecatching features, how come NO ONE REACTS TO IT?

  • Paul
    2018-11-26 23:33

    Realistically, it was not terrible but it is a tired story of the supernatural detective. It hits on every single cliche. The biggest failure is that there was nothing to make the reader able to connect with the characters. The plot was as unoriginal as most supernatural novels now

  • Kristie Cook
    2018-12-10 06:33

    This book was such a fun read. I enjoyed getting to know the characters as they solved an interesting mystery that takes the reader down an unexpected and otherworldly path. It's relatively short and a quick read, making it a great introduction into Linda Welch's new series.

  • H.P. Mallory
    2018-12-13 03:36

    I really liked this book. It was very well written and kept my interest the entire time. The plot was unpredictable and kept me on the edge of my seat.Linda Welch is a very good author and I definitely intend to keep an eye out for future works of hers!

  • Camela Thompson
    2018-11-30 23:24

    I really enjoyed this book! It's very well written and the pacing kept me engaged enough to finish it in a day. The female protagonist is strong even when she needs a little help. I would definitely recommend.

  • Rachel Willis
    2018-12-09 04:37

    I love, love, love this book! I can't believe this was a free download on the Kindle app. Seriously rocked my socks off. Just recommended it to everyone who 'likes fantasy' on Goodreads. :D

  • Jonathan Slaton
    2018-12-11 01:26

    This is a really great book. I enjoyed it!

  • Angela
    2018-11-20 00:35

    Intriguing. Great character building, an interesting story. Made me stay up all night, then oredered rest of series.

  • Karina
    2018-12-06 03:41

    “I looked back. Demons crowded the passage. Motionless, expressionless, they watched us.And he opened up his wings and flew us out of there.Just kidding.”An easy and enjoyable read for me. The MC Tiff was refreshing, she was described as having long white blonde hair and ice-blue eyes. The author however, allows the reader to decide whether she is attractive. We aren't outright told that she is beautiful and her looks aren't actually mentioned until some way through the book. The whole universe didn't revolve around her appearance (bust size isn't even mentioned) and males were not adoringly throwing themselves at her feet- which is a big plus in my opinion.Tiff was flawed and didn't always make the best decisions but her heart was always in the right place. The other MC "Royal" (name not title) is otherworldly. Tiff assumes he and his kind are demons but are actually more like fae with metallic hair, perfect skin and pointed teeth (when not in their human guise). These beings are described as being flawless and statuesque. Some readers may not like this aspect of the book, but to me it made sense in an ethereal kind of way. The ghosts were well described, as was their communication with Tiff. There seems to be rules governing their appearance, how long they linger and whether they can move from the place where they died. Hopefully this is explained more as Tiff learns about her abilities and the afterlife in the later books.Even though this book contained elements from a lot of other UF books, it still managed to keep me guessing along the way. Could Royal be trusted? Where was the missing boy Lawrence? And what IS Tiff? Just an orphaned human who sees and talks with ghosts? The last two questions aren't actually answered in this book but hopefully are answered somewhere later in the Whisperings series.★ ★ ★ ★ ☆Check out this book on the iBooks Store: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/alon...

  • LK Griffie
    2018-11-25 03:45

    I have been an avid mystery fan for much of my life. I read before going to sleep every night and the books that usually make up that reading material are mysteries of the cozy type. Agatha Christie, P D James, Elizabeth Peters, Ngaio Marsh, Sara Paretsky, Martha Grimes, and the list goes on. When I saw that Linda Welch had requested a review for her psi-fi mystery, Along Came A Demon, I leapt at the chance to read and review it. I was not disappointed.Tiff Banks, nicknamed the Ice Queen by the Clarion police department for her tall stature and ice blonde hair, works as a consultant for the police in murder cases. She has told them that she is a psychic, but in actuality, she sees dead people as flesh and blood and they whisper to her. Tiff, who hates to be called Tiffany because of the image that projects, was orphaned as a baby, grew up in a variety of foster homes, and always felt she was a little different than everyone else. Happier being by herself than with a group of people, Tiff left Utah as soon as she was able and went from place to place and job to job. Until, after landing in San Francisco, boom, out of nowhere she started seeing and being able to talk to dead people. She returned to Utah to the small town of Clarion in the hopes that there wouldn't be too many murdered people trying to get her attention. Unfortunately for her, she moved into a house where there were two ghosts in residence, as well as two who lived on her street. So much for trying to get away from them.Along Came A Demon starts with Tiff being told by Jack and Mel, her ghost couple, that there is a naked woman dripping on her front grass. Tiff is cranky that she has to deal with a dead person before she can even get her morning coffee“A naked wet woman in the garden. Dripping wet.”I sighed and turned to lean against the counter. I would rather she were an escaped lunatic wandered into the neighborhood than what she really was. Although why she was wet on that chilly November morning was anyone’s guess.“I’ve been watching her from the bedroom window,” Mel said, coming through the door from the hallway, mussing up her permanently mussed red hair with one hand. “She’s been standing there, wet, for half an hour.”Not a disorientated stranger in the wrong back yard. Not an escaped loony. Worse. One of them. I sighed again. I did not want to deal with it that early in the morning. “She’ll have to wait till after I’ve had my coffee.”Tiff was trying to figure out how the naked woman came to be on her grass as usually, the dead are bound to where they passed. Lindy Marchant passed away in the apartments behind Tiff's house, and she is concerned about her son. Tiff promises to find out about her son so that hopefully, Lindy will leave her alone, as she doesn't want to live with a naked woman in her orchard. The only problem is that once she checks with the Clarion police department, it appears that Lindy Marchant had no son.Not willing to give up, Tiff requests to search the apartment. Under the refrigerator she finds a drawing by Lawrence, which is given to the police to goad them into searching for the missing child. So starts the twisted case which involves the missing child Lawrence, which blossoms into a nationwide case where over 200 boys born on November 9, 2002 had gone missing.In addition to being able to see the murdered, Tiff can also see the otherworldly, whom she had heard about from her psychic friend, Lynn.Lynn was trying to be ethnically sensitive when she call them the Otherworldy. That was too much of a mouthful for me - I called them demons. Not that I thought they were creatures from Hell - I didn’t know what they were or where they came from. They could be aliens from outer space for all I knew. But with their pointed teeth and glimmering eyes, demon seemed a fitting description.And a little later on, Welch provides some more description of her demons.I would never call a demon cute. Incredibly handsome. Charming. Deadly. Not to be trusted. According to Lynn, they did not blatantly lie but could do so by omission when it suited them. And you could ask them a question and they would answer in such a way that, without exactly lying, they didn’t give you the truth.Tiff stays as far away from these demons as she can, but to her chagrin is partnered with Royal Mortenson, of the Clarion PD to work on the missing child case, and he is a demon. While wishing that she could shoot him instead of partnering with him, Tiff becomes suspicious of Royal, who has been moving from police department to police department, never staying too long in one location. She suspects that he may be involved in this missing children case from an inside perspective.Linda Welch pens a engaging tale, full of action and adventure. A definite page turner full of twists to keep you guessing until the end.Originially reviewed for the LL Book Review.

  • Bette
    2018-12-13 03:42

    Tiffany Banks can see dead people, she can see how they died and who killed them. She has been working with the Clarion PD in Utah when a ghost appears in her backyard and tells Tiff that her son is missing. When Tiff takes this information to Mike, the Lieutenant she works for at the police department he begins a search and learns that many boys born on November 7, 2002 have been murdered. She suspects demons.A well-designed fantasy with parallel worlds but different goals. A mystery and romance populated with ghosts.

  • MangoLies
    2018-11-22 05:32

    Couldn't put it down!Pacing was great, and I enjoyed the take on a supernatural society living alongside our own. The romance was tantalizing and took mostly a backseat to the interesting investigation that was the real focus.

  • Cindy Atkins
    2018-12-04 05:22

    Cool bookI liked it. Though there could have been more depth to the story, it was pretty good. Will read next one.

  • Diane Arcand
    2018-11-26 04:42

    I enjoyed the book with all it's twists and turns. The mythology part were a little light on explanation but all in all it was a small part of the book