Tuesday, 7 February 2023

The Devil's Advisor - Brad Abdul


About The Book 

Lucy, the Devil, wants to retire. Brian, the Business Advisor, hates his job. When Brian’s jealous co-workers put him in Lucy’s crosshairs, she makes him an offer he can’t refuse: work for her and increase the productivity in Hell by 50% or suffer the cruel fate planned by his peers. To sweeten the deal, Lucy offers Brian the chance to be her successor if he pulls it off. Brian reluctantly agrees and dives in with both feet to the bureaucratic nightmare of Hell. To make it out alive, Brian faces Death, God, and Lucy’s own twin children.

My Thoughts

I've always liked the idea of Hell as being eternal bureaucracy and an office setting so you'd think this book would be right up my street . . . and you'd be right.

 Brian may hate his job but he's good at it and Hell is not having the best of times with the business going slowly downhill so they seem like a perfect fit. Gives a whole new meaning to the job offer from Hell.

I liked the way Brian fitted in but thought there would be a twist right from the start (remember, this is Hell and The Devil we are dealing with here) so was waiting for it but it didn't spoil the story for me. The Devil as a woman has been done before but this version, Lucy, seemed more frazzled than the Liz Hurley type vamp from Bedazzled which was also a nice change.

As well as the comedy angle there is also mystery and a touch of romance too so plenty of variety to keep the story flowing.

All in all a decent read - so much so that I will be purchasing a copy as soon as it is published on 21/2/23 (my review copy was from Netgalley which had a few issues but that often happens with Netgalley and doesn't affect the final product)

A solid 4/5 Devil's Horns - recommended

Thank you to Anne Cater and Random Things Tours (check out the other posts, dates below, please) for inviting me onto this tour and to Flame Tree Press and Netgalley for providing the review file - all thoughts and opinions are my own 

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