Dead Like Me

Dead Like Me

by Kelly Miller




A semi-finalist in The Kindle Book Review's 2013 Best Indie Book Awards competition.

On edge after a two-week mandatory leave, Detective Kate Springer is blindsided when she discovers she shares a link with Tampa's newest murder victim-a troubled teen found strangled and dumped in a remote part of town.

The bond between them threatens to expose Detective Springer's past-a past she's been hell bent on keeping secret. When the killer finally emerges from the shadows, Kate's secrets aren't the only thing on the line. So is her life.

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ISBN-13: 9781612961507
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Publication date: 11/29/2012
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

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Dead Like Me 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
This is a Kate Springer mystery. When Kate sees the body of a murder victim, she immediately recognizes her as her own self image at 13-years old. What did that mean? Was there a connection? How freaky! I must admit that some of the investigation details were kind of boring. I was far more interested to find out more about Kate’s abusive past with her child molester. That guy messed her up so bad that she vowed to find him in case he was inflicting the same crap on another girl. “Children have zero control over their lives. They’re told what to eat, when to sleep, how to act. As a child, I felt powerless. As an adult, at least, I have the illusion of control.” (1493) As the reader re-lives moment’s of Kate’s abused past, the hunt for Kimberly’s killer is on. There are several suspects: her boyfriend, her mother…and Kate’s past nightmare (?) I got hooked! I wanted to know “who dunnit?” A real page-turner in the end! An intriguing drama; a probing murder mystery.
RabidReaderReviews More than 1 year ago
Kate is a troubled character. She is one that does not convey emotion well choosing to rely more on sarcasm. Some readers would call this a shallow character that readers don’t get to know but as her life opens to the reader we are able to see Kate as real and more relatable. She has spent her life keeping secrets so in telling the story why would she tell the reader everything? There are times in which the secrecy stretches the bounds of believability in the plot line. Why would a grown woman – a cop – no matter what has happened to her make some of the story motivating choices she does? Those are stopping points in the novel but not necessarily deal breakers for the reader. We’re to believe she’s strong, capable and smart so why the contrived moments? As readers I think we apply that to a first time author and credit Miller with the moments that show what a talent she will be when her craft is fully honed. Along with the bad choices she makes some very good ones that balance readability of Dead Like Me in a way which not only entertains but keeps a reader locked in until the end. With the exception of Patrick, none of the background characters are developed beyond what we see when we meet them. As the story is told in first person, this shallow development is not hard to believe. As the main character is a cop we expect her to reach beyond the surface. Overall Dead Like Me is a very readable work. I wouldn’t call this novel the best thing I’ve ever read but if presented with a second I wouldn’t hesitate to check it out. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this great book after meeting the author. She writes a great mystery. I don't even read mysteries. Can't wait for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was so impresd