While the police question Jimmy in the murder, Jimmy opens Liz’s eyes to a supernatural war that has raged since the dawn of time in which innocent people are hunted by malevolent beings disguised as humans. Only a chosen few have the ability to fight their evil, and Jimmy believes Liz is among them. Now, with her senses heightened, new feelings are rising within Liz—ones that re-ignite her dangerous attraction to Jimmy. But Jimmy has a secret that will rock Liz to her core…and put the survival of the human race in peril.
At the beginning of Any Given Doomsday, we meet Elizabeth Phoenix, who is working as a cop in Milwaukee, but Liz is not quite the usual cop on the beat. No, Liz has unusual psychic abilities that grant her the gift/curse of seeing events through touch and her colleagues consider her to be pretty spooky. Events take place that rock her world (not in a good way), and that's when the story truly begins.
Liz is no longer on the force and when she gets the feeling she should urgently visit the woman who fostered her; it's to find her dying and that's when all the weirdness begins. Strange dreams, evil creatures and a blast from the past that will have Liz wondering just what on earth is really happening!
So I'm a tad hesitant in how I review this book. If honest. I liked the beginning with Liz working as a cop and kind of wanted that to continue but Ms Handeland took it in a completely different direction. The world building is quite complex and just about everything you can imagine is thrown into it and I'm not sure that it felt right.
It turns out that Liz is a Seer but there's Nephilim, Skinwalkers, Dhampir, Witches, and even Berserkers to name just a few and lots of Native American lore thrown in for good measure. There's also the relationship issues with two very different men, both flawed. I'm a firm believer in free will and choice so, for me, the sex scenes just didn't gel well.
Any Given Doomsday is firmly about Liz and it's impossible not to want her to come out on top and in a crazy kind of way, she does. She seems unlucky in love and doomed to lead Demon killers in an effort to abort the oncoming apocalypse. A battle between good and evil and yet nothing is straight forward. The ending left me with questions but I'm not convinced Liz will be a heroine that all will love, because at times she says things that had me rolling my eyes! Still, it kept me engaged and yes, I am curious about what will happen next.
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.