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He hunts, silent and unseen. The string of mutilated bodies points to a madman, but biological evidence yields no DNA--human or animal.

Suzanne Harper had once been the lover of an angel. The murders point to him and tell a terrifying tale: he's working his way to her.

Now she must reconcile her longing with justice and honor, and she must do it fast...for the next murder could be hers More
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About Sharon Gerlach

Sharon Gerlach was in training to be a ninja, but a dismaying lack of physical grace and balance—not to mention the inability to keep her big mouth shut—ended her ninja career before it really began. Now she writes. She doesn’t write about ninjas because that’s obviously a sore subject. But she writes about other really cool things and figures someone else will cover the ninjas. Life’s really not all about ninjas, anyway. Sharon lives on the dry side of the Pacific Northwest with her husband (who must really be fond of her as he hasn’t left her yet despite her ninja failings); her kids and grandkids (none of whom possess ninja qualities either); and two cats. Yes, you guessed it—ninja cats!

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An angelic novella

About the Series: The Devil's Mansion
No one knows from where it came.

No one knows when it was built or by whom.

It defies known architecture and is made of unidentifiable stone.

Only those who seek it find it, and those who find it regret it.

Known as the Devil’s Mansion, the Evil Castle, and the House of Smoke and Shadows, its promise of adventure, mystery, and danger seduces the unsuspecting – and traps them within.

An ancient evil walks its floors, its sole desire the destruction of mankind – one forsaken soul at a time.

Also in Series: The Devil's Mansion

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Carol reviewed on June 1, 2013

This story of angels has an interesting horror thread and has some unexpected twists and turns. An excellent read for the length.
(reviewed 11 months after purchase)
Christine Williamson reviewed on July 6, 2012
(no rating)
An interesting story. I mostly enjoyed it, though it felt a little weird at times, like something was off. (Though maybe, given some of the twists, that was intended.) I would have liked getting a bit more character development at the beginning, before the action took off.

As its very late, (and I can't put my finger on exactly what bothered me), I'm going to refrain from setting a star rating. Take advantage of the sale to check it out yourself! :)
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Tahlia Newland reviewed on July 26, 2011

This was a great book and I enjoyed it a lot. It's very short, but that's better than being longer than necessary for the story. I hope to see more from this author.
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)
Judy Cox reviewed on July 21, 2011

I really enjoyed this story. I would have liked the story to have been longer so I could have found out more about the characters.
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)
Angi reviewed on July 6, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed Malakh and read it through in a single afternoon. Unlike others, I didn't really "feel" the adventure and mystery of the story. For me, it was more a tale of love lost, regret and emotional survival. Like the world fell away when Russ took Suzanne through his own realm, so the murder mystery fell away as Suzanne's story played out. In the end, I wished Suzanne would remember her journey from the depths of pain and loss through to moving on and living again.
(reviewed 38 days after purchase)
John Poindexter reviewed on June 19, 2011

Not my first choice of reading as I usually don't read about angels and vampires, etc.. But, I realize that I should and am glad that I took the time to read this novella. A very good story, congratulations for your first venture as an author.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
BookAngelRV reviewed on June 12, 2011

Very good book! I enjoyed the storyline although I wish the book was longer. Great job and I will look forward to future books.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
Yllektra V. reviewed on May 31, 2011

Malakh by Sharon Gerlach is a compelling read.
Her portrayal of Angels reminded me a little of Nalini Singh - and God knows I love her Guild Hunter Series.

There was so much to love about this book. Despite its shortness, you could actually get a feel of the characters and care for them.
Suzanne was a great heroine. I totally sympathized with her overwhelming sorrow over the loss of her angelic lover, because like she says in the book, who could really set eyes on such a creature of immense beauty and fall in love?

The pace was quite good and the adventure part was also satisfying. Although, I have to admit I realized who was the killer halfway through the story, it still made an awesome read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
Lisa Maisano reviewed on May 2, 2011

A wonderful read! Caught my attention and kept it entertained to the very end. Kudos to Ms Gerlach. I am bookmarking this author for future releases!
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
Kait Nolan reviewed on April 23, 2011

An intriguing debut from Gerlach that will keep you guessing until the final page. I look forward to seeing more from her!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

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