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  • Posted May 24, 2013

    This is so totally not my normal type of story that I would read

    This is so totally not my normal type of story that I would read. Even with that being said, I don't think I could have given less then a five just based on pure beauty. The story as a whole was almost generous in how it offered up the storytelling. Peter has a brilliant voice as and author and he brought each character to life from the moment they stepped onto the page. They each had definite and unique personalities.

    I am a totally fan of any really great ghost story. Ghost Whisperer was one of my favorite shows and I happen to be watching it again. This story is sort of like Ghost Whisperer in reverse. A single ghost, May, can talk to the living and translate ghost to the living.

    It is such a great story! Engaging and almost like magic, I even cried at the end. I have to say that if you are a fan of ghosts and paranormal this is the story for you. I will give a warning that this is written in UK English. Having a british husband that writes in this style I LOVED it. I wanted to hug the book when I read the language that this was brought to life in.

    Once again, I highly recommend this for light reading to break up your usual genre!

    **I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

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    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite "Dead Medium&qu

    Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite

    "Dead Medium" revolves around seventy-five year old May Elizabeth Trump’s life after death. A hermit who doesn't really want to do anything with everybody else during her lifetime, she reluctantly agrees to help Penny Saunders, a woman who dies a few days before her, to solve the debt problem that she leaves behind to her daughter Chloe. With this, May eventually gets involves with a lot of people, both dead and alive, more than she likes. She is after all a dead medium who is capable of talking to the living; her ability is rare and in great demand.

    Peter John is such a wonderful author with a brilliant writing skill, which makes the narration of the book somewhat nostalgic and beautiful. May Trump is truly the center of the story and makes the reading captivating and an absolute joy. Her strong, independent quality anchors the other colorful characters: Penny and Chloe Saunders, the mother and daughter with debt problem, Barbara the so-called seer who works part-time at the supermarket, the ghost George Tailor with his Soul Stalkers’ theories, and even Mr. Kibbles, the ghost cat. The story itself is marvelous as well as humorous and gives remarkable insight into how the dead deals with the living world and it discusses the mystery of the other side. The ending takes a surprising turn but it ties up everything together nicely in the end. An enjoyable read and I can't wait for the author's next brilliant work.

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  • Posted April 14, 2014

    What a great ghost story. This is perhaps one of the best ghost

    What a great ghost story. This is perhaps one of the best ghost stories I have ever read because the after world has many of the
    same trials and tribulations as the living world. Great tag line too! An elderly lady dies and discovers that she can communicate
    with the living. The story moves at a relaxing but page turning pace. Everything is clearly written and it is in a style where the
    reader can understand exactly what is going on. The characters are well developed and we find ourselves caring for each and
    every one of the main characters. There are surprises and twists. There are scenes of emotion. A truly exciting and entertaining
    book. 5 stars. I recommend it highly. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2013

    The premise of Dead Medium by Peter John, grabbed me right away

    The premise of Dead Medium by Peter John, grabbed me right away - a reluctant “ghost” who can communicate with the living. The prologue begins like a classic ghost story but starting with chapter one, we learn the author is more than a very good storyteller, as we are taken by May Elizabeth, one of the great characters I’ve recently encountered. After that, he keeps us turning pages with an exciting plot and a sharp and clever wit. Avoiding spoilers, I must say the ending was the icing on the cake. Well done! Highly recommended.

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