I found Killing A Dead Man a fast- paced, tightly woven story. The young protagonist Jordan, was well developed and engaging.
I’ve literally just finished this book and… wow.
The author’s writing style is personable and organic. The reader gets immersed and is almost pulled along on Jordan’s adventure.
A well-crafted mystery with compelling characters. I won’t get into details to avoid spoilers, but here are a few things I appreciated.
The story is compelling, easy reading, exciting, and although it is, in theory, aimed at young adults I’d say all those who like a good, fast-paced and unusual narrative would love reading it as much as I did, which was a lot!
I can see this on TV or film and I hope that the author is busy writing more, and is one to watch out for. Highly recommended and 5/5 stars.
The thing I liked most about this book was the ability the author had to keep you reading! ahahah. I literally read it almost in one sitting. It’s got mystery, suspense and some real “OMG” moments. EVERYTHING you would want from a book in this genre.
I wish this book had existed five years ago, when I spent my working days in a classroom with no windows and with a collection of teenage boys who were deemed, and in some cases actually were, too chaotic or troubled to manage in mainstream lessons.
“Killing a Dead Man” is rightly billed as a ‘supernatural thriller’ and though the author, Siobhian R. Hodges is a new talent, I thoroughly enjoyed this debut novel. Ostensibly targeted at the YA readership, it can be tricky when shedding light on some challenging themes not to oversteer, but in her subtle use of light and shade, the author successfully navigates a course, which balances the best and worst of human traits.
Killing A Dead Man is Siobhian R. Hodges’ debut novel. It follows fifteen-year-old Jordan Richardson and the ghost of his brother, Danny, as they track down the murderer who had killed Danny five years earlier.
The story is well written and moves very well. I liked all the characters and their personalities fit nicely in the storyline.