Book Review #2: The Joker



My second book review, The Joker, comes courtesy of one of my favorite bloggers and one many of you know, Debbie Stansil. Any of you who don’t know her yet, she’s fabulous and is such a great writer! You may remember the last book review I wrote was on her collection of short stories. If you haven’t read that yet, feel free to check it out, HERE

A little backstory – The Joker is a supernatural thriller about a demon who possesses and ruins the lives of those possessed. He does what demons do best. The prologue starts in Ireland in 1973 and I highly recommend you read that to get a better understanding of the main story.

The main story centers around Kayleigh and her friends who decide to play with a Ouija board one night while drinking. Yep, you have probably already guessed where this is going. It opens a door and allows the Joker to wreak havoc on Kayleigh and her friends.

joker_rockinrandommomThere is so much more to the story though than just a demon possessing people. This is what I love about Debbie’s writing. You think you know what’s going to happen, then bam! A new twist is just right around the corner. The overall theme isn’t about the demon but about the darkness the main character is forced to face within herself. How does that play out? Well, you will have to read it to find out. If any of you have read her blog or her short stories book, Twisted Tales, then you know what I’m talking about.

Now, having read her last book, as well as being a regular reader of her blog, I didn’t expect her novel to add a little something extra in her storytelling. SEX! Yes, there are pretty explicit sex scenes in the book. Not too many but enough to want to make sure your kids are no where to be seen. I was caught off guard but pleasantly surprised by how the joker uses sex to push Kayleigh into questioning the darkness that she didn’t know she had. Debbie did a great job of telling the sex bits as part of the story and not just an added benefit for the reader.

That’s all I’m going to tell you about her book because I really want you all to read it. Especially if the supernatural is your thing as it is mine. If you want to read her book, it’s available on Amazon both in physical copy and for the kindle. I will be posting the American link below. If you are from another country, Debbie will have that one on her blog.


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Thanks so much for reading! I hope you enjoy the book!!




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27 thoughts on “Book Review #2: The Joker

  1. Great review lovely. It certainly sounds exciting and wow I wasn’t expecting it to be racy, go Debbie! I’m a bit of a chick lit girl rather than horror but it does sound like a great plot. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

    1. It’s definitely well written but not everyone’s cup of tea and I understand that. Thanks so much for reading it though!😊

    1. Lol! It definitely can give you some goosebumps, especially if you read it at night when your alone. I love it! Thanks so much for reading!

    1. Thank you! Yeah I was pretty pumped after reading it. Had to write my review right away and didn’t go to sleep until really late but it was worth it! Great book! Thanks so much for reading!

  2. Sounds like a great book! Anything with ouija boards scares the pants off me though! i used to love anything supernatural before having the kids. I apparently left my bottle in the labour ward though and I’m more of a “Disney” kind of girl now! Definitely one for me to work back up to 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #fartglitter x

    1. I’ve always been a horror fan and I adore the supernatural. Though I mess with that stuff in real life. Haha! No way! It’s a great book so whenever you get the desire to jump back into the scary her book would be a good start. Thanks so much for reading!!

    1. Thanks! It’s a really good book. Once I started it I couldn’t put it down. I was up until 3am reading it then was too excited to write my review on it that I didn’t get to bed until 4am lol!!

  3. oh gosh sounds really great! I watch a lot of supernatural shows but haven’t read a book like this in years. I was obsessed with trying to get in touch with the spirit world in my early teens until I had a very spooky experience that was too real! Since then I have left it alone. Great review! #anythinggoes
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    1. I’ve had some spooky experiences as a kid so I get that. Thanks so much for reading the review. I love her book! It’s awesome!!

    1. You’re so welcome! I really loved it! I was so excited about it I couldn’t sleep after I read it, LOL. I was up until 3am then finally dozed off. I love your writing!

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