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DYING TO TELL
A Novel By TJ O’Connor

 

“Dying is as perilous as secrets and lies. Depending, of course, on who is keeping the secrets and who is telling the lies.”

This book is a real masterpiece. I enjoyed each and every chapter thoroughly and had a great time enjoying the great narration and the amusing twists and turns throughout the story. The steady flow of twists and turns and the odd reveals are perfectly timed and make reading this book a brilliant experience.

I was really impressed with the author’s writing style. It’s fresh, engaging and has a really good flow that makes reading this book one hell of an experience. And the best part of this book was the author’s sense of humor. The witty writing is just out of the world. I was chuckling the entire time whenever Tuck made a witty remark. I even cracked up laughing hard at more than a dozen instances (and my hubby found it rather amusing.)

“Sometimes being dead is a pain in the ass.”

The characterization is AMAZing and the author has done a fabulous job in creating, what I would call EPIC characters. I'm in love with all the main characters and I feel a sense of close connection with all of them.

The mystery itself was the highlight of the book and the author nailed it right to the very minute details.

This book has everything- a fabulous mystery, perfect characterization, brilliant timings, humor, ghosts, emotional nit-picks, funny one-liners, elements from the past (WWII) and a time-travelling detective. What else can a reader want more! I LOVED this book and I’m going to read all the other parts in this series (each and everyone!)

“When I was alive, I was a hotshot homicide cop. Now, dead, I'm still a hotshot homicide cop- it's just that my clients are nearly always dead or, at least, connected to someone who is dead.”

The small chapters and the alternating POVs kept me completely glued to the book and whenever I had to keep the book aside, you know for everyday life, it really irritated me to no end. I simply wanted to sit and be lost in this amazing story where a dead detective, and that too a stud one, solves the crime with his partner and wife.

I loved the idea of involving stuff from the past in the crime of the present and the entire ghost-family-thing The concept is really unique to me and I must say that I really, really loved it!

Genre: Cozy mystery, Paranormal, Crime Fiction, Detective Series,
Release Date: January 8, 2016
Publisher: Duvinchi Media Group
Pages: 384
ISBN: 0738742074

Rating: ★★★★★

 

Book Review by Heena Rathore P. (The Reading Bud: www.thereadingbud.com)

 

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