BOOK REVIEW: (ARC)When Death Frees the Devil by L J Hayward 

When Death Frees the Devil by L J Hayward


Series: Death and the Devil #3

Release Date: January 17, 2020

Page Count: 341 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


Ethan is finally free. He’s left the Cabal behind and embraced a civilian life with Jack, the man he loves. The only problem is that the Cabal isn’t willing to let him go. A call in the middle of the night and a threat to Jack’s family, and Ethan is back in the game. The only way out is to take on the organization that spent years warping his life.

Jack’s boyfriend has a way of vanishing on him, but this time Ethan’s disappearance is more frightening than ever. A trail of mysterious clues, a hit against his family, and the handprint of the Cabal on everything means the greatest test of love and determination Jack has ever endured.

Torn apart by forces greater than they are, Jack and Ethan must fight harrowing battles to get back to each other. The Cabal is the greatest foe either of them has had to face. Ethan is willing to throw away everything to bring an end to the Cabal’s evil. And Jack is willing to do the same to make sure Ethan comes out the other side alive.

CW – teen suicide, suicidal thoughts, child abuse, graphic violence.


Holy Fuuuckk!! My mind is blown!! The author is pure evil. I think she hangs out with Layla Reyne a bit too much.😉 I hate her and love her at the same time.

My emotions are all over the place. This book is the last one in the trilogy and what a fitting ending. This series is one of my favourites of all time and I cannot reccomend it enough.

Jack and Ethan, one second I want to throw my phone across the room and in the next one I melt into a pile of goo. Guys, unlike the previous books, this one has DUAL POV!! I think my brain melted when it all came together, especially coupled with the author’s signature back and forth between past and present.

Filled with action, mystery and romance, this book is my favourite in the series. While we know that Jack is half Indian, it filled me with happiness when I realised Jack’s mom is from Kerala(I sort of suspected but still). It’s just I’ve never come across my birthplace or mother tongue mentioned in a book I’ve read. I’m being silly, I know!

So if my blabbering hasn’t already clued you in, this series and this book is HIGHLY recommended! Also the coda was so beautiful and I was smiling like a clown the entire time.

*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

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