I found this book poorly written, I had hoped to go on a new journey only to find that I'd been there before. As the book moved forward I found myself asking "did I just buy a Harlequin Romance???" . Then I said with much relief, it was only 3.99, hence a 'toss away'. Lets just say I'm not a big fan of the muscular, handsome,"to the rescue" hero, who with a tenderness mostly reserved for fantasy awakens the latent desires of the 31yr old virgin. The woman I speak of was seemingly content to look after her sick father, an acclaimed professor, now teaching from home as the Germans had invaded and the Jewish ppl were persona-non-grata. The daughter who played the mandolin was busy transcribing Gypsy music of old to preserve it. Life was a challenge but manageable for this pair. All this changes when the ailing father, at the behest of a German General arrives at the Keep to help uncover, make sense of, some bizarre murders. Long story short, dad meets demon, dad befriends demon, demon tricks dad,demon gives father back his health but at a cost - the relationship with his daughter. As the demons power increases so does the unease within the town proper. In a nutshell, we have a demon, his newly dead zombie minions, a man-hunk (who also plays the mandolin) tasked with keeping said demon locked away for eternity, love - or loss of virginity, hence love through inexperience and if the piece of the sword the father must hide is not found and fused with the other piece of the sword the daughter must protect - well?! ... and that is when I stopped reading the book.
Would I recommend this book? NO! My reason for reading it? I began the Repairman Jack series which I enjoyed and apparently the underworld from the RJ series is mentioned once of twice in the KEEP. Is it relevant to the RJ series?? NOPE! Don't be fooled, this book has zero to do with laying the foundation of the RJ series.