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Publisher's Summary

Chilling witchcraft and dark powers are at the centre of this supernatural thriller from Aurealis Award-winning author Kim Wilkins.

Lisa Sheehan is a struggling musician working among the smoky pits and hollows of the underground music scene. But the prospect of her band’s success is soured when their fans start turning up dead in a forest outside town. At the same time, Lisa’s sleep becomes haunted by disturbing dreams and memories that aren’t her own.

Can the murders in Lisa’s 20th century life be linked to events in the 17th century? To a web of sorcery and betrayal spanning nearly 400 years? A web of erotic obsession and an unholy pact with dark forces beyond imagining....

As a terrifying legacy is played out, Lisa must confront her greatest enemy – and her greatest love.

©1997 Kim Wilkins (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Clever, sexy, witty, and very, very creepy." (Good Reading)

"An Australian writer with the power to turn those who don’t like fantasy on to the genre with her gripping storytelling." (Australian Women's Weekly)

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20+ years later & still love this

I first read this back in 1997 when was originally released as The Infernal. I recently had the opportunity to attend a talk with Kim Wilkins & she advised that The Infernal was going to be released as an audio book with a new title, so have been keeping my eyes out. This was one of my favourite books in the 90s & so happy to now have an audio version.

It goes between the present & the past. Lisa is a musician who is haunted by dreams & effected by the tragic murders of some of her bands groupies. Looking further into her dreams sets off a chain reaction to discover her past & how that may come to destroy her present. Kim weaves a magical world linking the past & the present wonderfully & the slow build of magical power. Contains swearing. Great build up but found the ending a little rushed.

Emma Cary did a great job as narrator but the first time it went into the past & she change to an english accent, there seemed to be a loud exhale on the end of every sentence. A first I thought it was part of the story. Once I noticed this I couldn't stop hearing it & was a bit off putting, but this only a small thing in the greater context.

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  • Leigh
  • 18-11-2020

Couldn’t finish

I wish I could say I enjoyed this book, but I couldn’t get past the narrator’s habit of taking enormous, gulping breaths between each paragraph. She spoke so fast, and instead of pausing a little between sentences to take normal breaths, she would wait until the end of a paragraph and then take a huge breath. I listened about an hour. I gave it that much, hoping it would get better but it didn’t, and it got to where I didn’t even know what was going on with the story, because that’s all I could hear. It might not bother someone else, but for me, it was like nails on a chalkboard.

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  • Carmela Feltz
  • 12-04-2021

Can’t catch my breath

The narrator had me out of breath the entire time. Her constant breath taking was very annoying. Would have loved to hear the story but may have to read the book instead of listening to it.

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  • Gordon
  • 01-05-2020

WOW Great story

This is a great book. Although they could use a full stop every now then. 🤣🤣🤣

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