Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Chasing the Dead by Joe Schreiber

So, Chasing the Dead.

Great literary journey? No.
Fun, gory, thrill ride? YES!

Susan Young gets a phone call.

"You have a very lovely little girl, Susan."

And the bottom drops out of her world. The voice on the phone instructs her to get a flashlight, the shovel from her tool shed, and some canvas sheeting. She is not to ask any questions. She has three minutes to be back in the car or the little girl's dead. So begins an all night horror fest that only begins with her digging up a dead body that she'd buried just as deeply as her own memory of why it was there in the first place. It seems she only thought the Engineer was dead. Tonight, the past will come to life in a way that she never dreamed could be true and that she's not at all sure she can recover from.

The ONLY thing that I didn't like about this book is the point of view. Is there such a phrase as "third person present". I don't know, it just kind of got on my nerves but the story was so much fun that I got passed that and moved into the mayhem. The ending is weak but it is his first book. I already have his next book checked out and ordered the new one! A great author to add to your creepy TBR list!

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