My rating: 4/5
Some people live each day as if it were their last, embracing every possibility. What if today was your last day? Have you lived enough? Barry never took chances. Today he tried. Katherine was out of his league: beautiful, kind, well-travelled. What would she ever see in him? Successful in his line of work, but sadly lacking in every other aspect of life. On his last day, he got his wish to be with Katherine. Only, fate bestowed a bittersweet irony upon him, forcing him to watch as she was mistreated by the one person he hated the most. Unbeknown to them both, Barry would leave a mark on Katherine’s life that would impact generations of her family yet to come.
Death Made Me is a haunting tale about a man named Barry that dies and for reasons beyond his understanding, is a ghost that follows Katherine, the love of his life, around. As a ghost he’s able to ponder things and recognize things that perhaps he hadn’t realized when he was alive. Things that he would have done differently. As he follows Katherine around, we learn many things about her, including her kind heart and good natured soul. Katherine’s story, seen through the eyes of Barry, is tragic to read. And poor Barry, who wishes he could do whatever he could to rid Katherine of the man that plagues her life. But Katherine’s life takes unexpected turns and sheds light in the distance.
Barry’s story is not the only story in Death Made Me. We also are introduced to Emily. I will tell you very little of Emily because her story is so intricately tied in to Katherine’s and Barry’s story that I wouldn’t want to spoil anything for you. But Emily’s story is definitely worth nothing. Her is where the tale takes on a supernatural like quality in that we are introduced to psychics. Which I personal feel was a lovely spin on the overall progression of the story.
Death Made Me is very well crafted. There’s tragedy, heartbreak, love, and wonder. It’s such a poetic and thoughtful story. A wonderful tale of self discovery. It makes you take a moment to study your inner self and the difference you might make. It also reminds you that life sure is precious.
Be sure to check it out!
About the Author:
I’m a Mum to two beautiful children that keep me very busy. When I’m not knee deep in laundry and housework I love to either read or write.
My favourite genre is crime fiction, specifically anything with serial killers or something clever with a twist.