Devil in Ohio

Devil in Ohio Review

A strange, damaged girl lives with a family after escaping a cult in this debut YA suspense/thriller that was inspired by true events.

When fifteen-year-old Jules Mathis comes home from school to find a strange girl, her mother explains that Mae is one of her patients at the hospital and will be staying with their family for a few days. But shortly after, Mae is wearing Jules’ clothes, sleeping in her bedroom, edging her out of her position on the school paper, and kissing Jules’s crush. Then things get weird.

Jules walks in on a half-dressed Mae, she’s startled to see a pentagram carved into her back. Soon white roses start turning up on the front porch, a rabid dog bites one of Jules’ sisters, and Jules’ parents, who never fight, start arguing behind closed doors.

Jules pieces clues together and discovers that Mae may be a survivor of the strange cult that has taken over a nearby town. And they will stop at nothing to get Mae back.

Title:Devil in Ohio
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Stacee

    This was rather underwhelming. I liked Jules and her family well enough. At the beginning they had a great, supportive dynamic. There were several secondary characters, yet no one really stood out.Plo...

  • Amy's Book Reviews

    3.5 STARSJules is used to flying under the radar in her family and in school. Then her psychiatrist mother Suzanne brings home Mae, a girl who escaped a satanic cult. Soon Jules and Mae popular, but d...

  • Michelle

    I loved reading this book! Devil in Ohio follows the story of a teenage girl Mae, who escapes from a satanic cult. Mae moves in with her psychiatrist and family, where Jules, our other main character,...

  • Mira Gibson

    I am not a "YA" reader, but this particular book was recommended to me since I love and eat up mystery novels. First off, all I can say is I loved "living" in this world and I wish the book hadn't end...

  • Abdi Nazemian

    DEVIL IN OHIO will grip you with its frightening twists and turns, but it is its tenderness that will stay with you. Daria Polatin brings humor and heart to a story that shines some much-needed light ...

  • Eric Zuckerman

    This book hooked me from the opening chapter and I flew through it. The hidden world of devil worshippers it exposes is fascinating, but what is even more impressive is how spectacularly it captures a...

  • Alexander

    Fast-paced, funny, heartfelt and suspenseful! Immediately, I felt for Jules. Her family dynamic was relatable and once Mae comes into her life and starts wearing Jules' clothes and falling for her cru...

  • Megan

    I really loved reading this book. It appeals to a wide range of readers, because it is more interesting and has more depth than a lot of young adult novels out there. I really like the characterizatio...

  • Joe

    I received an ARC from Netgalley for an unbiased review.Jules' mother, Suzanne, is a doctor who has become extremely close with her last patient. Mae has a scar of a pentagram on her back and Suzanne ...

  • Theresa

    I wanted to give this book to my friend's teenage daughter for Halloween, as always I read them before I pass them along, right from the beginning it grabbed my attention & kept me reading. It's a fas...