Even Though I Knew the End

Hardcover, 144 pages

English language

Published Nov. 18, 2022 by Doherty Associates, Tor.


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5 stars (1 review)

A magical detective dives into the affairs of Chicago's divine monsters to secure a future with the love of her life. This sapphic period piece will dazzle anyone looking for mystery, intrigue, romance, magic, or all of the above.

An exiled augur who sold her soul to save her brother's life is offered one last job before serving an eternity in hell. When she turns it down, her client sweetens the pot by offering up the one payment she can't resist—the chance to have a future where she grows old with the woman she loves.

To succeed, she is given three days to track down the White City Vampire, Chicago's most notorious serial killer. If she fails, only hell and heartbreak await.

2 editions

Even Though I Knew the End, by C.L. Polk

5 stars

Every book I’ve read by C.L. Polk is better than the last. I liked Witchmark. I enjoyed The Midnight Bargain. But Even Though I Knew the End entertained me and got me right in the feels; I loved this book. Even Though I Knew the End opens in a wintery, magical Chicago in 1940. Irregular investigator and thwarted magician Helen Brandt is quietly tying up the loose ends of her life when her best client sends her to a crime scene that Helen instantly wants to run from. The only thing that keeps Helen on the job is the promise from this client that she might be rewarded with the impossible: her soul and the chance to live a full life with her lover, Edith...

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.