Review: The Priest (The Original Sinners #9) by Tiffany Reisz

Print Length: 442 pages
Publisher: 8th Circle Press (March 19, 2020) 

From New Orleans, four months after the events of THE QUEEN...

Søren has been suspended from the Jesuits for a minimum of one year after confessing to fathering a child. To say he's struggling with his newfound freedom is an understatement.

Kingsley is about to be a father again and is convinced something very bad is about to happen. Nerves? Or is he right that the time has come for the Sinners to pay for their sins?

And if things couldn't get worse, a handsome private detective shows up and tells Mistress Nora that a priest has just committed suicide, and she was the last person he tried to call. He would like to know why...

She doesn't know, but Nora and her new detective friend will turn over the city to find out, meeting liars, vampires, and witches along the way. When she finds what she's looking for, she may wish she'd never stepped foot in New Orleans.


My Rating: 5 stars out of 5

WARNING: Due to sexual content, this story is for mature (18 and over) audiences only. 

The 9th installment of The Original Sinners series is here, and oh man is it a journey! This story takes us into some of the darker realities of life, makes us question things we thought we knew, and brings us more of our favorite sinners as they try and settle into their new lives in New Orleans. 

As is the case when you pick up a novel from this author, you are immediately immersed in her world. Each time I read one of these stories, it feels like a homecoming, and these characters feel like old familiar friends. One of the things I most enjoy is that these stories stay fresh and new despite this now being the ninth book (not including the other various novellas that have been put out). 

Even the introduction of a new (totally vanilla) character only heightens the enjoyment of the reader, watching as Nora, Søren, and even Kingsley open Cyrus' eyes to a world he knew nothing about brought about more than one laugh out loud moment (and can we take a moment to talk about the friendship forged between him and Nora? I adored every moment they spent exchanging witty comebacks). There were some twists and turns that I didn't see coming, and a conclusion that I admit at first I didn't expect. Ms.Reisz definitely makes the reader think about some rather tough topics that they may not want to address. 

However, unlike prior novels in this series, I do think that you need to have read at least one of the other novels in this series for this one to truly make sense (especially parts of the ending). Nora especially has a beautiful ARC when you see how far she's come from the first book. I will definitely read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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