Sunday, May 12, 2013

Reviver-Seth Patrick


Seth Patrick

Dunne, Jun 18 2013, $25.99

ISBN: 9781250021700

Skeptical reporter Daniel Harker looks into the life of medium Eleanor Preston only to learn she is a Reviver who can resuscitate the dearly departed for a short period. Harker breaks the story and becomes a popular affluent writer. However, the living become divided over the practice as the afterlife faction oppose the desecration of death while the pragmatists sees chances for loved ones to say final goodbyes and for solving questions like homicides or missing family heirlooms as “death won’t silence them.”

Reviver spring up with many being shams, but some like forensic Reviver Jonah Miller works police investigations. When a dead female victim of a horrendous murder implies to Jonah darkness lies waiting behind the practice, the forensic investigator begins to reconsider what he thought was an ideal way to retrieve the truth.

This is a super tale that switches from practical police usage and passionate family revival to a dark horror thriller. Fast-paced throughout even while transitioning, readers will enjoy Seth Patrick’s taut storyline as forensic science adds new rules of engagement when interrogating the afterlife to solve cases like that of Nikki Wood.

Harriet Klausner

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