The Company of Demons by Michael Jordan

The Company of Demons

The 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 John to handle her father’s estate, and romantic feelings for her soon complicate his alrea...

Details The Company of Demons

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

Reviews The Company of Demons

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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
    4.5 RTC
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...