Monday 23 June 2014

REVIEW: Reading The Dead; Fidelis in Aeternum (The Sarah Milton Chronicles), by J.B. Cameron

Rating: ★★★★☆

(spoiler free review)

Genre: Thriller, Paranormal, Mystery

In this second book of the Reading The Dead series, Sarah Milton is faced with a new investigation where she has to prove her old partner is innocent for a crime he didn't commit. Various murders are occurring in a copy-cat fashion of the "Fancy Dress Killer", a murderer that she was responsible for putting behind bars. 

With the help of Sarah's ghostly side-kick, Anna Nigma, they are thrown into the paranormal world once more, realising that they are dealing with more than just a copy-cat killer. Meanwhile Sarah also has to deal with her love life (or lack of) and figure out her true feelings for Ryan once given reason to be jealous. 

My Thoughts:
I loved this novel and the 400 pages flew by. The pacing is appropriate with a lot of tension at the various plot-twists. Anna's humour is my favourite thing from this series, there is such darkness and suspense that her wit is a welcomed respite to the heaviness of the story.

I still love the characters in this series. They all have their own quirks and personalities and there's a credible depth to them which makes the whole story more gripping.

The last 20% of this book was so action-packed and the ending shocked me. Not sure if I agree with what happened towards the end with Sarah & Ryan but the cliffhanger certainly held my attention. 

Enjoyed this a lot and my only reason for it being 4 stars was that I think I preferred the first one slightly more. It was a brilliant follow-on from the first book though. 

Thank you to the author as well for providing me with a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

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