Hill doesn't have to worry about being a one-hit wonder. His second novel is brilliant on many levels: excellent writing, outstanding characterization, subtle symbolism and tongue-in-cheek humor. There's a love story intertwined with the supernatural and, of course, a brutal murder to be solved. Devilishly delightful!
When Ignatius Perrish wakes up hungover and sick, he looks in the mirror and sees horns growing out of his temples. Ig's once charmed life ended in an instant when Merrin Williams, the wonderful girl he loved, was raped and killed. He was never tried for the murder, but he was the only suspect, and everyone thought him guilty. Now, he's developed special powers along with his horns that will help him find the real killer. There's more than a little devil in Ig, and he's out for revenge. (MORROW, Mar., 384 pp., $25.99)