As the old song "Torn Between Two Lovers" laments, juggling secrets and lives is not for the faint of heart. While it still contains a lot of offbeat
humor, this chapter in the demon-
kicking saga, the Days and Nights
of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom
is darker and more intense. Events
are coming to a head, and Kenner's
excellent pacing whips the plot
forward while keeping all the
emotional turmoil intact. This
showdown will change everything!

Trying to juggle two lives is running demon hunter Kate Connor into the ground. Having resurrected her deceased husband, Eric, who now resides in the body of teacher David Long, Kate is now faced with having two "husbands."

While her close friends and her teenage daughter Allie all know about the demon hunting, Kate still hasn't come clean to current husband Stuart. She may have little choice in the matter, since demons keep targeting her and muttering something about the One and a Sword of Caelum. Kate once tried to leave demon hunting behind, but it seems to be her destiny. Surviving, however, is easier said than done. (BERKLEY, Jul., 336 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith