Author: Andrew Pyper
Published: March 5, 2013
Genre: Adult, Horror, Paranormal
I finished this novel last night and am already planning on reading it again sometime soon. The Demonologist was my first Andrew Pyper novel and I’m completely hooked on this author.
The Demonologist tells the story of Professor David Ullman, a specialist in John Milton’s Paradise Lost, as he travels across the country in search of his missing daughter.
David Ullman is in a broken marriage and is struggling with a crippling depression that has existed since he was little. After his younger brother drowned in a lake and his father committed suicide, David has felt a darkness following him. After his daughter Tess was born, he thought things would be better, but it turns out that Tess is just like David in all the wrong ways.
Returning to his office one day after teaching a class, David encounters a mysterious woman who won’t give any personal information about herself, but is presenting him with an invitation to travel to Italy, all expenses paid, if he would agree to offer his insight on a “situation” currently occurring over there. Unable to provide David with any more information, the woman leaves David to decide what he wants to do.
Not your ordinary thriller novel, The Demonologist kept me guessing the entire time while providing a healthy dose of goosebumps that I haven’t experienced from a novel in a very long time. Quite possibly the creepiest book I have ever read, I loved this novel and feel confident giving it a strong 4.5/5.