The Joker – Book Review

The Joker – Book Review

Just who is The Joker?

A few months ago I reviewed a fabulous book, Twisted Tales by a wonderful blogger Deborah Stansil.  To read the review click here.

At the time she mentioned that she had another book on the horizon.  So, when I heard that her new book was available from Amazon, I popped over and bought it.

The Joker, is Deborah’s latest offering and it doesn’t disappoint.

Premise of The Joker

I don’t want to give much away, as this book is designed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Also the timing of this book being reviewed is no mistake, there is a reason this spooky book is being reviewed the week leading up to halloween…..

To ensure I don’t ruin it for everyone about to read this book, I am going to leave it to the author to tell you the premise:

“When Kayleigh and her friends do a Ouija board one drunken night, they have no idea the horror they are inviting into their lives. When two of her best friends die in mysterious circumstances, and her boyfriend becomes possessed by a seductive demon, Kayleigh starts seeking answers.
What she learns fills her with dread, and after finding little help from a local priest, she takes matters into her own hands.
Kayleigh must choose between love and morality or power and her deepest desires in this twisted tale that shows that sometimes, the unknown is best left unknown…”

My Thoughts

This book is a lot scarier than my usual favourite reads.  However, once again Deborah had me hooked from the beginning.

It has lots of twists and turns.  I loved that about Deborah’s short stories and the flash fiction she has on her blog.  She manages to transfer the same idea to a full size book.  It works just as well.  I found myself unable to put it down as I wanted to know what happened next.  She has a real talent for this kind of writing.

I am sure you will have guessed that as the story starts with a Ouija board, that it dabbles in the supernatural.  It certainly has a different take on this than most supernatural stories.

Just don’t do what I did.  I read it on my kindle in the dark (I know its bad for my eyes hubby tells me off all the time). I did then manage to spook myself just a little!  Whoops!

So if you are looking for your next book, then I would definitely recommend this one.  I really enjoyed it and I can’t wait to read what she does next.  For those looking for a little insight into Debbie’s work.  Check out her Halloween Flash Fiction story, “The Invitation” which was on her blog this week, find it here.

If you want to purchase The Joker, you can do so through Amazon, click here.

The Joker front cover. An orange ouija board.

Here is how you can keep up to speed with what Debbie releases in the future.  Please pop by and say hello, she is super nice!


On the blog today we review The Joker, the new book by Deborah Stansil


  1. Janet
    31st October 2016 / 1:04 pm

    Great review!

    I’ve bought a copy but not got around to reading yet, but it sounds as if I certainly should!

    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes


  2. 29th October 2016 / 12:58 pm

    I’m not a fan of scary book personally but I wish Debbie the world and more with the release of her book, and what a perfect time to launch it too!

  3. 28th October 2016 / 5:53 pm

    I do love a scary book – will have to try it out

  4. 28th October 2016 / 4:12 pm

    Sounds great but I never choose to read scary books, I tend to pick something a bit lighter.

  5. 26th October 2016 / 9:27 pm

    I am fascinated by Ouija Boards so this sounds pretty good to me and one I have bookmarked to look at x

  6. 26th October 2016 / 9:13 pm

    Sounds like a really great read. I really can’t do horrors though. I get so freaked out even though it’s not real haha. x

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