The Company of Demons by Michael Jordan

The Company of Demons

Amazon Best Seller in Historical ThrillersAmazon Best Seller in Mystery, Thriller & SuspenseThe brutal murder of a friend leaves lawyer John Coleman stunned and sends shockwaves through the city of Cleveland. The technique of the killing recalls memories of the Torso Murderer, who dismembered at least twelve people decades ago and then vanished—eluding even legendary crime fighter Eliot Ness. Jennifer, the victim’s beautiful daughter, hires J...

Details The Company of Demons

TitleThe Company of Demons
Release DateJan 16th, 2018
PublisherGreenleaf Book Group Press
GenreFiction, Mystery

Reviews The Company of Demons

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    3.5 intriguing stars to The Company of Demons! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐.5John Coleman is a lawyer, and when his best friend is murdered, he is left reeling. The murder immediately brings to mind a serial killer who has been inactive for years.John quickly becomes ensnared in the victim’s family life, handling the estate and helping the adult children of the deceased. This book was almost as gruesomely detailed as Karin Slaughter. If you can handle her books...
  • LadyJBookishNook
    For all my reviews, visit my blog at http://ladyjbookishnook.blogspot.comThe Company of Demons is the debut novel by Michael Jordan. It is a great thriller set in Cleveland, Ohio. I was totally in love with this book. The author was able to draw me in right from the beginning and held my interest throughout. I felt the pace of the book was spot-on. I also thought the ending was good.The main character, John Coleman, is a lawyer who has a problem ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________I am going to start out my review for The Company of Demons by saying this book will not be for everyone. If you are squeamish in any way, you probably aren't going to like this one. There are a few scenes that are pretty nasty, and although Michael Jordan doesn'...
  • Marialyce
    4.5 "kept me going through all its pages" starsThis was suppose to be a fill in book for me. I was kind of interested and when reading its summary thought what the heck. Boy, was I in for a very surprising, chilling surprise! I guess I should always remember that no one is exempt from being surprised. John Coleman is a lawyer, son of a dead policeman, married to Cathy and they have one adopted daughter who they love tremendously. John is also tee...
  • Sheryl
    This was an interesting debut by Attorney Michael Jordan. It alternates between fact and fiction; it's very cleverly done. Back in the 40's, there was a serial killer dubbed "The Torso Murderer" who left a string of bodies brutally slain around the Cleveland area. He even alluded the famous Elliot Ness; this is fact. A generation later another serial killer "The butcher" enters the scene with the same M.O. as the earlier "Torso Murderer". This mu...
  • Susan Hampson
    The Torso Murderer had brutally killed twelve victims in the forties and evaded capture. The legend of him was etched into the mind of the residents and history of the town, so when the body, yes literally just the body, of a man was found behind a bar in a skip with all the rubbish, it instilled fear in everyone. The victim, Oyster, was a drinking buddy of Lawyer John Coleman who had been in the bar when his friend was discovered.John Coleman is...
  • Caidyn (SEMI-HIATUS; BW Reviews; he/him/his)
    DNF at pg. 54Short one since I couldn't remember a lot of the book and I really wasn't into it. Also, not going on the blog because it's so short.Really, this one just didn't work for me. The story is good and the history that it combined was interesting, yet there were so many things wrong. For one, the writing was clunky and awkward to read. It pulled me out of the story since it never felt like how someone would actually talk. Next, the main c...
  • Alice ✨
    This is an entertaining read, with good enough writing to keep me reading it for two days straight, but with a few shortcomings that I couldn't overlook. The story is pretty straightforward as we're being introduced to John's demons from the very beginning; no time is wasted in setting up the context of John's past, but we are instead offered explanations along the way, which works for maintaining suspense. As such, the narration grips you to the...
  • Selena
    I received a free copy of The Company of Demons by Michael Jordan from Bookish First for my honest Review. This book is a Thriller and I very much enjoyed it. It was a little slow moving but if you stick with it you will thoroughly enjoy it. This book is about a serial killer that is based on real historical elements. A lawyer, John Colemen is determined to find the serial killer because his friend is murdered by him. This book is a very dark and...
  • Noelle
    Set in Cleveland, the reader is met with a haunting past, a game of cat & mouse, fear, anger, a search for answers, relationships, betrayal, consequences, manipulation and the desire for justice. Buckle up, buttercups – this is one hell of a ride!Right from the start, the reader is pulled into the story when a grisly murder had me asking questions and wanting answers! Everything we learn, we learn mainly from the protagonist – John Coleman, a...
  • Barbara Senteney
    I thought I would like this book, but upon reading it, I found out I loved it.John Coleman is at a bar when a waitress much to her dismay finds the body of a man they all call Oyster because of his bulbous eyes. While taking out the trash Karen finds Oyster naked and strewn across the plastic garbage bags in the dumpster. Minus a head, the torso spit down the middle, guts, lungs, and heart all scooped out. The dumpster had the smell of rancid mea...
  • Dana Blazsek
    I honestly could not finish this. I tried. Many times. I got to page 221 before I literally could not do it anymore. The lead character is 100% unlikable. For someone who makes horrible choices, in most aspects of life, he sure is spineless at times. He constantly makes bad choices and then acts like the martyr after. Also, there were numerous plot lines running here and they felt disjointed and messy. At one point, I literally put the book down ...
  • Anne
    I absolutely loved this thriller and read it in one sitting! Hard to believe it's a debut novel as it moves along with a breakneck pace and kept me turning pages into the night! Based on historical elements of a real serial killer, Jordan brings to life the protagonist and flawed character, John Coleman. a lawyer who is determined to find the killer when a friend is brutally murdered. Add an already-troubled marriage and a seductive woman who nee...
  • Kris
    4.5This book started immediately with mystery. It was hard to put the book down because the mystery really had me hooked. There were so many different parts to the story, I couldn’t wait to see how it was going to all come together. There were so many ridiculous, but plausible twists and turns throughout the whole book. It was filled with action, mystery, and a great court case.At first I wasn’t a fan of John, but I feel like the author did t...
  • Emily
    I had many up and down feelings on The Company of Demons. There was a lot going on, and I enjoyed some parts, and didn't enjoy others. I wish there would have been more focus on just one of the plot lines. Because there were so many things going on, the story became confusing at times. Usually I don't mind unlikable characters, but the main character in this book is tough to handle. He is in his 50s, but acts like he's in his 20s. He's constantly...
  • Giulia
    I won this in a first reads giveaway--I think it was a little too predictable and I could not stomach the main character who was a lousy husband and father IMO. However, the writing was good and the story flowed well. I think this book would be good for anyone who reads mystery's occasionally and would find the story more fresh then I did.
  • Sam (Clues and Reviews)
    I really enjoy a legal thriller. Give me a John Grisham or Michael Connelly novel and I am one happy camper! So, when I read the synopsis of The Company of Demons, the psychological legal thriller by Michael Jordan, I dove right in. Meeting a lawyer, John Coleman, who discovers the corpse of his friend behind their neighbourhood bar sending shockwaves through the city and bringing back painful memories of a killer who dismembered and taunted poli...
  • Autumn
    Michael Jordan’s debut, The Company of Demons, is an intriguing if somewhat confused book. The story concerns John Coleman, a pretty much washed up Chicago lawyer. After his friend “Oyster”’s body is found in the dumpster behind the bar that John, Oyster, and a multitude of friends frequented, John realizes that the Butcher, a serial killer who drove his cop father to suicide, has returned. When Oyster’s daughter Jennifer hires John to ...
  • Lisa
    I loved this book. I was reading some of the other reviews and noticed the negative ones mainly complained about not liking the protagonist, John Coleman. He was kind of sleazy as far as chasing the ladies. Other than that, I can see how the author was wanting to present him. I know of some lawyers that fit this mold, no offense, not all are like this. And this is true for any career type. Coleman is like a tired and lazy salesman or lawyer type....
  • Donna Maguire
    2018-01-16 really enjoyed this book! It starts out with a rather horrific murder (not a spoiler as it is in the blurb) and you get thrown in to the story - I was gripped and the fast pace continued right to the end. The characters in the book are great and I loved the suspense that the author manages to build up. I do love a good thriller and this one was great - a really enjoyable read - 4 stars from me, some excel...
  • Ankita Singh
    Serial Killer mysteries are my favorite type of thrillers. I've said this again and again. And it still holds true.And what's even better? When there are two different killers, and another person who's arrested for the murder (who by the way, has not commited it).And that's what happens in The Company of Demons. It's full of action, murders, encounter with serial killers, courtroom drama, a lot of bad and good characters, and a whole lot of goose...
  • Maja Lisa
    Wow is this book hard to rate!Let's jump in to what I did like and what I didn't like.A disjointed list of things I liked:-The unlikable main character. I really enjoy reading books, especially thrillers, where the main character is unlikeable. Definitely the case here.-I couldn't put this book down. The pacing wasn't perfect, but it was enough to keep me picking it up constantly!-No spoilers, but I love the serial killer situation. In a totally ...
  • Brenda
    There were times I decided to not finish this book. But, my commitment to read it after winning a copy in order to provide an honest review continued to help me trudge forward.The author does a nice job of unfolding John’s current state based on his past throughout the book. His ‘demons’ are introduced right up front and we learn more and more about why they have such a hold on him in life. But, no matter how hard I tried, I could not find ...
  • T.R. Horne
    Readers of the thriller/suspense genre may find this a difficult for read for a few reasons. While Jordan shimmers in certain places in his debut novel, his main character's lack of character almost tanks his valiant efforts. John Coleman is a man that is haunted by his policeman father's suicide and is obsessed with his father's nemesis, a serial killer, aptly named The Butcher, due to the intricate carving of the disposed bodies. His obsession ...
  • Michelle Sibley
    I was a long way into this book before it grabbed me and I almost gave up on it but I’m glad I didn’t as once I got into it I couldn’t put it down. I love gruesome scary books but there’s was a few chapters that had my stomach churning, so good! Slow start but in the end it was a roller coaster!
  • Jennifer
    Received through FirstReads...Blah...This book was just so blah. Very disjointed. I felt like it didn't know exactly what it wanted to be, and so tried to mix a bunch of different things, with a poor result. Historical, crime, legal, thriller, gangs, affairs with sisters...there's just too much. No depth to anything. Also, the only woman in this book that's not..umm...unlikable(to use a milder word), is the secretary.
  • Ashley Foley
    The main character in this book, John Coleman, really irritated me. I saw through every manipulation as soon as they happened, yet he remained a blind idiot throughout. Only when all his secrets came out did he even attempt to start kind of taking responsibility for his actions. The story was good (ish). But there wasn't one character I attached to which is very rare for me. I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • Mark
    When I read the description of this book I have to admit I was intrigued at first by its location. This was due to the fact that my son moved to the Cleveland area of Lakewood last year so I had some idea of the location. The deeper I got into the description though the more interested I became so I decided to give it a read.John Coleman is a lawyer trying to get by when he learns about a recent murder in the Cleveland area. The method of the mur...
  • Kira
    A free physical book in exchange for an honest review.This was a solid book for me. It was very problematic, I think there could have been some additional editing made, but the overall story itself was very entertaining.John Coleman is a lawyer that doesn’t make the best personal decisions. At a very young age he watched his father slowly fall down the rabbit hole of depression and alcoholism while chasing the infamous Torso Murderer. A serial ...
  • Donna Tallent
    The difficulty in life is the choice. This book was just alright for me. The mystery of the butcher got a little lost in the middle of the book, I was disappointed to see that it really only took the spotlight a couple of times in the book despite all the foreshadowing in the beginning. The main character John Coleman, was my least favorite. I understand characters make some stupid decisions, but COMON this was just ridiculous! I have a killer af...