Flesh Circus is the fourth book in Saintcrow's "Jill Kismet" series. It continues with our theme of good working with grey to fight evil. It's dark, gritty, graphic and violent. And relationships, even the strong ones, are held together with thread and duct tape. Just what you need when you are in the mood.
This story is well structured, perhaps a little more tied together than one or two of the previous installments. Jill gets just as battered and bruised and the story pushes her, and us, as far as we can be pushed until the storm breaks and you just have to hope for the best.
The ending feels more satisfying- you don't get happy, hollywood endings in this series, but what comes can feel like one after living beside Jill for a few days!
If you have liked the series so far, you will love this book. It delves a little deeper into the town's history and the magical context within which Jill is fighting. By the time this read is done, you'll want a glass of whiskey and a solid place to stretch out and take your boots off. Jill's my favorite working class hero and this story didn't let me down.