I've heard a lot about this debut author and wanted to check it out. Deadtown was somewhere between ok and good in my rating system. It isn't a great book but I can see the potential for a great story and really good future stories. Nancy Holzner has a smooth flowing, easy to read style of writing. Unfortunately, no one element really hooked me. The characters were ok, the world building was interesting but not compelling, the love interest was alluded to but pretty much absent. It was a bit ho-hum. But, the demon that Vicky spends most of the book trying to vanquish is kind of interesting and I am invested enough to check out the next book in the series if I see it at the library.