Title: No Good Deed
Author: Bill Blais
Genre: Supernatural, Science Fiction
Publisher: Bill Blais, Kindle 1.0 edition
Release Date: March 9, 2012
5 fabulous stars for No Good Deed! Bill Blais scores big for originality, creativity, and a completely relatable heroine. Just when you think all of the original story ideas are taken, you get a pleasant surprise. The storylines are very interesting and the characters are well developed.
Kelly McGinnis has a life that could be described as complicated. She has a husband with Multiple Sclerosis and 8 year old twins, and she has just been laid off her job. Yet, complicated is still to come.
One normal afternoon, being a good citizen, Kelly discovers that there is a different world, within our world. She stumbles upon an altercation between two men, or so it seems. Kelly soon realizes that there are demons in this world. Her life is never the same after that day.
Kelly is soon enlisted by a group of people that hunt down demons. She must learn to balance her new job and all the information that comes with it, her husband’s MS, and her twins. Her “complicated life” has just become more so, and she will struggle to maintain a balance. Kelly will have to learn how to process this new world, how she feels about it, and how to integrate it with normal life.
I really enjoyed No Good Deed. Kelly is such a great female character. She could be myself, a sister, a friend, or any woman that deals with the day to day issues that life doles out. Kelly is one of the most relatable characters I’ve ever read about. Her story is original, and I thoroughly enjoyed it!
Kelly McGinnis has spent her adult life trying to do the right thing, but as a newly down-sized mother of twins and the wife of a man living with Muscular Sclerosis, she also knows that trying isn’t always enough.
While interrupting a scene of police brutality, Kelly unwittingly releases a real, live demon. After she manages to kill the creature through gut instinct and blind luck, she is approached to join a secret group of demon hunters who reveal an underworld of monsters and magic. Kelly’s mill town upbringing proves an unexpected asset and the pay more than covers her husband’s treatments, but the work begins to undermine her sense of right and wrong as she struggles to maintain her ‘normal’ life.
When she encounters Umber, a compelling incubus with an unexpectedly human story, Kelly learns that the truth is far stranger and more terrifying than she imagined.