From the gothic eccentricity of Asheville, North Carolina, to the terrifying recesses of the Appalachian wilderness, from modern demonology to ancient Cherokee mythology, Soul Catcher follows the tormented journey of folk artist Livia Belane, who has been stalked through many lives by a sadistic and vengeful demon.
Livia and her loved ones, including her frontier-era soulmate and husband, Ian, a Soul Hunter, have never beaten the demon before. Now, in this life, he's found them again.
"Hello from Deborah Smith, now writing as Leigh Bridger. If you know me from my women's fiction novels like A Place to Call Home, Sweet Hush, A Gentle Rain, The Crossroads Cafe, On Bear Mountain, and others, you may wonder why I've taken off in this new direction, under a pen name. I love the urban fantasy genre, I love folk art… and I love Asheville, North Carolina. So putting all three together in a fast-paced, sexy, and some might say way-violent novel, was great fun. Soul Catcher is not for the faint of heart, and it's not the same tone or style as my women's fiction, so that's why I picked a pen name."
©2009 Deborah Smith as Leigh Bridger (P)2012 BelleBooks, Inc.
The most enjoyable part of this book was the remarkable job by the narrator, Traci Odom. She vocally captures the characters so beautifully and traverses between them with such fine drawn distinction. Clearly, she has taken enormous care with these characterizations and it shows, as these people leap right out of the book, just as Livia's paintings come to life in the story.
I could listen to Traci Odom read to me all day long!
At the top. This book is full of adventure and suspense. I love demons and outlandish characters and this is at the top.
The relationship between Livia and Ian - through all of time and all their struggles - is captivating.
Since listening to this one because of the name that we share, I have listened to a couple of Traci's and she's wonderful. That Irish accent is delicious.
Just like the book: "Someone has to catch hell."
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