Awake a year-long coma, where he literally spent in hell, Caden Butcher, 17, developed a special power. He can speak to demons in their own language. This new trick helps him take over the family exorcism business, from his broken alcoholic father. Having to take care of the finances, Caden makes a decent income getting rid of demons. He’s known as the young whiz-kid exorcist to the stars, obtaining most of his work in Hollywood. But what others don’t know is the exorcisms are all staged with the help of his best buddy, a demon he met in hell named Dantalion (Dan).
When an exorcism goes wrong, Caden discovers the demon inside a teen girl is not the run of the mill malicious entity but an adversary from down under who is hell bent on Caden’s destruction. The International Order of Exorcists, an organization that tolerates Caden at best because of his respected father, starts their own investigation because of his screw up.
Now with the help of his demon buddy, and Caden’s girlfriend Aspen Spencer, a skilled necromancer, Caden must track down the rogue demon before he can expose Caden as a fraud and destroy everything that matters to him in his life, ending his reign as the one and only Demon Whisperer.
Review: Demon Whisperer is a prime example of why Tawny Stokes is one of my favorite Young Adult authors. It’s edgy and dark, with humor, action and well written characters.
Caden is not your average teen. Trained from a young age to be a Exorcist by his Father, this young man has been to hell and back, literally, before he’s even twenty. When an exorcism goes bad his Father is badly disfigured, and he’s placed in a comma. Unlike most comma patients he remembers every moment of his time under because he was running for his life in hell. With the help of a Demon named Dan, and a bargain that comes back to haunt him Caden is able to escape, bringing his friend Dan with him.
Together they come up with the perfect scheme to make money once he wakes up. Dan possesses the rich and famous and Caden “Exorcises” them for a hefty fee. Things are going along well, until Caden’s enemies from hell come to collect their debts.
Thank goodness for day light savings time because I stayed up well past my bedtime to read this in one sitting. I recommend this to woman and men of all ages who like witty writing with a dark supernatural twist, and rock and roll flare.