24 September 2018

Wrongful Death by R.D. Meyer [A Review]

I love when a blogger I follow has a book published and I get the chance to review it! I've been following R.D. Meyer for years and I recently got the chance to review his book Wrongful Death. One thing is for sure, he is a powerful writer. Each time I've read his work, whether or not it was my taste of fiction, his writing is recognizably excellent. Here's a bit about the book Wrongful Death.

About the Book (Courtesy of the Author):

Things were going great for high school senior Christian Gettis. He’d been accepted to his college of choice(The University of North Carolina), had a girlfriend that adored him(even if she wasn’t as, um, affectionate as he might have wished), and he had a circle of friends that helped him get into the trouble teenagers seem to get into(like supergluing the seats at graduation to await unsuspecting spectators). His parents could be a pain, but he handled them with a mix of teenage snark and feigned indifference. All in all, life couldn’t have been much better.
Then death got in the way.
Run off the road by a reckless driver, Christian finds himself alone, his plans for life torn apart by someone who didn’t even bother to stop to see if he was alright. His sole friend is now a mysterious guide calling himself Alexander and telling Christian that the only way to move past the veil and properly into the afterlife is to avenge himself on the person who killed him. Christian accepts this with all the grace most teenagers in his position would, which is to say that he hates it.
With Alexander’s help, he quickly locates the woman he believes to be at the heart of his accident and starts exploring his new abilities. Over time, he learns how to affect the physical world, albeit in limited ways, and gradually makes the woman’s life hell. He knocks over items in the kitchen, makes facial impressions on the windows, and gets inside her head to create nightmares. However, as Christian does the things ghosts are famous for doing, he gets trickles of new information that make him question if he’s doing the right thing, or even if he’s haunting the right person…
What I Thought:

This was a unique experience for a ghost story. Usually with a ghost story, you experience the person being haunted, not following along through the ghost doing the haunting. Yet, Christian doesn't read like a standard ghost. He's very much who he is when he was alive, yet very angry and confused with everything that happened to him. It's a chilling read in a different way, because I tend to feel bad for the woman he's troubling. It was fascinating though to see Christian taunt her and then when everything falls apart, that's when the story really captivated me. This is an excellent book for someone looking for a different kind of ghost story. This took me by total surprise and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Like I said when I first started this book too, the writing is excellent. R.D. Meyer does a great job in describing settings and scenes and the elements surrounding each of the characters (both dead and alive).

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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. This post contains affiliate links for which I will receive small compensation if you purchase through my link.
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12 comments:

  1. That does sound like a compelling read. Good review, Nicole!

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  2. I like stories where the main character is a ghost! Makes for an interesting story

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  3. Great review. This sounds like an interesting book.

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  4. Love the concept and the storyline in this book; and loved the review as well.. always love a good ghost story :) (vidya tiru)

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  5. I have never read a book like this. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. A ghost that doesn't act like a ghost, that's the type of ghost stories I like to read.

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  7. Not sure this is my kind of read. Great review.

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