A Gift For Dying opening line: The shock of the impact, then an act of kindness.
Kassie keeps her head down, avoiding eye contact. She doesn’t want to see someone’s death, which is what she claims she can see. Not only, that, but she can feel the way in which someone dies. But, with her head down she doesn’t realize she is going to bump into someone. And when she looks into his eyes she sees the pain he will suffer. Things start to unravel when she tells one person of this vision, and when she sees her own death in his eyes.
A Gift For Dying
Could you live with knowing how you’ll die?Adam Brandt is used to dealing with all kinds of people – as a consulting psychologist with the Chicago Police Department he has faced his share of criminals. But Kassie Wojcek is like no one else he’s encountered, fifteen-years-old and burdened, she says, with a terrible gift: she knows how and when you will die.After claiming to ‘feel’ the horrific murder of the first victim, Kassie is caught up in the hunt for a sadistic serial killer terrorising Chicago, frightened that people will die without her help. Kassie pulls Adam into the investigation, determined to stop the torture she sees coming. But as the body count rises, Adam must ask himself if her gift is real or if he is putting his faith in someone far more dangerous than he realised.Events soon spiral out of control as the case and their personal lives intertwine. The boundaries of right and wrong shift, the lines between the hunter and the hunted blur, and one thing becomes clear: Kassie is in the sights of a killer…
I am a huge fan of M.J Arlidge and can highly recommend this novel. You will be gripped from the start.
Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
Inspiration published on Lavender and Lime October 6:
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4 thoughts on “A Gift For Dying, M.J Arlidge | Book Review”
A terrible gift to have, Tandy
How dreadful to have such a ‘gift’?! It would, surely, drive most people mad…Your mouth-watering recipes are more inviting to read, fo sure! xx …
Thank you Joy 🙂