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Posted October 24, 2013
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This is not my typical genre and was a bit nervous but that was quickly squashed as I read through the first few pages.
It's an interesting story told mostly from the view of a semi-recovering alcoholic. The story line itself was interesting and kept me hooked. I felt like I could better understand "addiction". Although, I can never really understand what it must be like, I felt like I understood Max and his choices.
The supporting characters and the choices they made to continue life and be there for Max, despite the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with loving a person with an addiction.
I must say, the title did not prepare me for what this story was but yet it did. Weird, I know, it's hard to explain. Kudos to Peter Rosch.
Posted February 9, 2013
I gave this book 4 stars because this was a unique suspenseful story. The title does make you think it's about a dead friend but it's much more than that. The book alternates between the characters Max and Sarah. Some scenes that are described in the book made it feel like I was seeing the whole story on TV. The police investigation just made feel more real.
The characters I found myself enjoying more was Max and Rachel. Even though Max was not perfect and didn't have a good marriage because of his issues I still felt like Max really tried to do good by her and to himself. I really respected Rachel for sticking by him through all his problems. Rachel is a strong woman and I didn't feel bad for her because she did what you could. I really enjoyed when Max was narrating the story. Even when he Max was talking about his AA experience a little too much, I still thought is was great and found myself wanting to keep reading from Max story more. It was more interesting than when Sarah was talking. Sarah was not my type of person. She was too boring and needy. I found her story to be too predictable.
Peter Rosch did a great job keeping you in suspense all through to the very end. This book makes you think and see in very different perspectives.
Posted May 30, 2012
Thoroughly engaging and unique, MY DEAD FRiEND SARAH is a one-of-a-kind novel that I could not put down. Max's thoughts are interesting and the plot twists and turns in all the right places. Bravo!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 28, 2012
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Wow this book is really something special. I would like to add though that I do believe that this book would not suit everybody's taste because it is a different style of writing but I loved it.
Max is a recovering alcoholic and he has a dream, a girl is kidnapped and killed. He then sees the girl, Sarah in the street and stalks her so he can finally warn her of his premonition.
The story is written in three parts and is written in both Max and Sarah's side of the story. It is also set in the past and present.
I can honestly say I was completely engaged with every sentence written in this story, I could not read it fast enough to find out if Sarah dies and what the future held for Max and his long suffering wife Rachel.
The story also covers a lot about Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and what it is like to be a recovering alcoholic attending the meetings. These parts were really insightful and I would guess that the author has either had first hand experience of this or has researched the subject thoroughly.
There was a part in the story which made my blood run cold, this was when Max had cooled things off with Sarah but was still following her and she knew about it and enjoyed it. I found this to be quite disturbing but it made for excellent reading.
Fantastic stuff a very strong 5 stars.
Becky Sherriff (The Kindle Book Review)
Posted October 9, 2012
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Posted September 26, 2012
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