Author: Weston Kincade
Published: 27 May 2014
Publisher: Books of the Dead Press
Genre: Mystery, Paranormal
“Alex Drummond is a troubled high school senior with a checkered past, a broken home, and a surprising ability. When he touches items that murder victims held in their final moments, Alex relives the events in gruesome detail, seeing what they saw, thinking their thoughts, and even feeling what they felt. But who will believe a troubled teen, especially when the murders are so close to home and might reveal skeletons hidden for hundreds of years?
Join Alex as he struggles to find his destiny, understand love, solve the mysterious murders within his small home town, and speak for victims who can no longer speak for themselves.”
“A Life Of Death” is a good combination of family drama, paranormal, action, and suspense. The author did a great job in blending emotional depth with real life horrors. It is well-written, and for a story that has the threat of violence pulsing through it, it shows remarkable restraint in the depiction of violence.
The strength of this novel lies not just in its plot but also in its strong and memorable characters. They are flawed, which makes them even more believable. The characters are well-developed, and their thoughts and actions were extreme and purposeful enough to draw me in.
Overall, I think “A Life Of Death” is a good Book 1. It is a suspenseful read, and I believe it is a promising start to this new series.