The Demons Woke

ISBN: 9780645714920 | Trade orders please contact us here.

Genre: Fiction | Crime | Detective

The Demons Woke Synopsis:

A dead girl. An online predator. A shocking series of revenge murders. A new evil has emerged from the shadows.

Detective Jarrod O’Connor returns in this captivating sequel to ‘The Angels Wept’. Disillusioned by the relentless caseload of child abuse cases, endemic social issues and a broken justice system, O’Connor questions if he can really make a difference. 

A teen goes missing and her body is discovered in a dry creek bed. The investigation exposes the sordid underbelly of online child exploitation. O’Connor and his team must go deep undercover to flush out the killer. However, what they uncover is far more disturbing than they ever imagined. 

A predator is out there, killing indiscriminately. What first seems like a series of unrelated murders, becomes a pattern of connected revenge killings. The ghosts of a past investigation come back to haunt O’Connor and he almost pays with his life. O’Connor must confront an unyielding killer whose version of justice forces him to question his own moral compass. 

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Reviews for The Demons Woke by Jack Rooney.

‘A superb sequel – this book took me places I wasn’t expecting. Intricate plot and riveting characters. I could tell that the author is a former detective. Five stars.’

Cate Sawyer, Author.

‘Jack Roney draws on his 30-plus years of policing experience to take you on a highly charged, suspenseful and authentic crime story. He exposes the raw underbelly of society’s darkest secrets and disturbing behaviours towards the most vulnerable. The Demons Woke is another page-turning thriller you won’t put down until its riveting conclusion.’

Darryl Elliott Green (

‘The Angels Wept is a page turner that had me eagerly reading until the thrilling conclusion. This gritty crime novel is infused with tender moments, setting it apart from other police procedurals. I warmed to Jarrod O’Connor, a tough and compassionate cop who breaks the stereotype of the hard-boiled detective. The Australian small-town setting was relatable, the characters authentic and action scenes realistic and compelling. The story was gripping and heart wrenching with a powerful and emotive ending.’

Vicki Stevens, Author of Shaking Trees.

Jack Roney takes you on one hell of a ride in this explosive sequel to The Angels Wept. Likeable characters, murder, intrigue and a game of cat and mouse. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a book I couldn’t put down. The Demons Woke is a fantastic read.

J. A. Bryden Author of Letters from the Emu War.

‘Fast and furious! No, this is not some rev head Vin Diesel movie, it’s The Demons Woke, the second novel in Jack Roney’s series of Jarrod O’Connor detective novels. Jack was a cop in real life: better yet, a detective — and not only does he know his stuff when it comes to police action, detection and forensics, he can write! The action in The Demons Woke makes it unputdownable. Don’t read this one if you want a good night’s sleep.’

Gary Crew, Professor Emeritus Creative Writing UniSC (author of the multi-award winning The Water Tower and Strange Objects.

‘Jack Roney has given us another gripping police procedural with twists and turns that keep the reader guessing. A complex web of murders, revenge, and the hunt for a dangerous predator. Detective Jarrod O’Connor is a flawed hero who must battle his own demons while trying to solve the case.’

Richard Evans, Author of the Democracy Trilogy

‘Author Jack Roney masterfully takes us on a string of strange cases that test the fortitude of Detective Jarrod O’Connor. Roney brings us through the intense, fast-paced world of a criminal investigation, while also showing us how difficult life is for people within the police force. My heart ached for O’Connor so many times. There were times where I laughed out loud, many more where I was moved to tears, and a few times where I was on the edge of my seat! If you are looking for a fast-paced crime tale that will absolutely leave you wanting for more, than this is it!’

S. Faxon, Author and Creative Director of No Bad Books Press.

Gripping. Terrifying. Had me on the edge of my seat from cover to cover.

Bryn Smith, Author of Magnus Nights – The Helios Incident

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Jack Roney – Author of The Ghost Train and the Scarlet Moon | Location: Brisbane

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