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Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - Selah March

Had high hopes for this one (I'm really in the mood for haunted house/evil spirits type books right now, it's almost Halloween after all), but I was pretty unimpressed. The haunting elements were fairly standard and brief, no scares to speak of. And I really didn't get Tom and Leo together, they were either sniping at -or thinking in negative terms about- each other in a way that made it seem like they genuinely didn't like each other. Or they were fucking or thinking about fucking and even with the 'the demon is influencing them' element it just didn't work for me. Felt like they were only together because the author wrote it that way but there was nothing in the story that made the pairing make sense. Just.. nope. Didn't work. The demon stuff could have been creepier but in a short book, maybe that's expecting too much but honestly you could have skipped the other characters, the tabloid reporter, witch and reverend and just had Tom and Leo sent out to the house and skipped a lot of fluff, the other characters were mostly just there for exposition about what the demon was, and for that the priest was the only one necessary and to get scared by the baddie a couple times and then they left before the end. That space in the narrative could have been used to make the character development a little more coherent or to add in some actual scares.