#Blogtour #BookReview: A Gift For Dying by M.J. Arlidge @mjarlidge @MichaelJBooks @Tr4cyF3nt0n #AGiftForDying
Book length - 468 pages
Publisher - Michael Joseph
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I want to thank Tracy from www.compulsivereaders.com for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Adam Brandt is a forensic psychologist, well used to dealing with the most damaged members of society.
But he's never met anyone like Kassie.
The teenager claims to have a terrible gift - with one look into your eyes, she can see when and how you will die.
Obviously, Adam knows Kassie must be insane. But then a serial killer hits the city. And only Kassie seems to know where he'll strike next.
Against all his intuition, Adam starts to believe her.
He just doesn't realise how deadly his faith might prove...
A GIFT FOR DYING by M.J. Arlidge is the kind of twisted and dark story that really gets under your skin and leaves a mark with its sheer genius of storytelling.
There is a serial killer, the likes that Chicago has never seen before, and the city is out of its depth in their hunt for this psychopath. But among the crowd, there is a young girl who has lived with a special and terrifying power her whole life. Her name is Kassie and when she looks anyone in the eye she can foresee their death and when it is likely to happen. Troubled, lost, and very alone, Kassie seeks solitude from the madness but when she meets the victim of this monster that is on the loose, she believes that she can help these people if only someone would believe her. Adam is a forensic psychologist who has a lovely wife and baby on the way when he takes on Kassie's case. Wanting to help her find some happiness he believes he can make her understand that the psychic power she thinks she has is not real. But when Kassie predicts the death of three prominent people in the area, Adam cannot help but wonder could she be telling the truth? And are they all being led down a preordained dark and destructive path?
This story is unbelievably gripping and I could not put it down until I finished reading it in the wee hours of the morning. The story is told from different character's points of view so we get to really know Kassie and Adam, and we get an insight into the victim's lives, the detective in charge and the killer's too. I felt so much for Kassie because she is such a young girl with no support, dealing with something that nobody should ever have to face. There were times when I was horrified, tearful, angry, and resigned to what was happening which goes to show just how good this author is at pulling emotions from readers.
A GIFT FOR DYING by M.J. Arlidge is an absolute masterpiece and is perfect for readers who enjoy a dark and grisly story with plenty of energy from beginning to end.
M.J. Arlidge has worked in television for the last 15 years, specialising in high end drama production. Arlidge has produced a number of prime-time crime serials for ITV In the last five years, and is currently working on a major adaptation of The Last of the Mohicans for the BBC.
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