Nineteen-year-old Kennet Singleton lives with his invalid mother in a personal care facility, but he wants out. He operates the crematory at the local funeral home, where he discovers he can discern the cause of death of those he cremates-by toasting marshmallows over their ashes.
He thinks his ability is no big deal since his customers are already dead. But when his perception differs from what's on the death certificate, he finds himself in the midst of murderers. To save the residents and avenge the dead, Kennet must bring the killers to justice.
|Publisher:||Three First Names|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Howard has been a professional writer in the software industry since 1985. Besides editing fiction and non-fiction, he does editing for health and fitness professionals, and psychics.
Howard's writer site is http://leeallenhoward.com. Please visit and subscribe.
He also publishes classics of Modern Spiritualism: MEDIUMSHIP AND ITS LAWS, THE NEXT ROOM, ALL THE SPIRITUALISM OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE, FALSE PROPHETS AND FRAUDULENT MEDIUMS OF THE CHRISTIAN BIBLE, LETTERS FROM HEAVEN, and his own IN DEFENSE OF DEPARTED SPIRITS. Lee is a practicing metaphysician, spiritual healer, and Spiritualist medium. Howard reads and writes about metaphysical and consciousness issues on his blog at http://buildingthebridge.wordpress.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My favorite Howard book to date I love everything I've read by Howard, and Death Perception is unquestionably my favorite. Kennet Singleton is a fascinating character with a very unique talent, a young kid with a rough past who simply can't seem to catch a break. Then his talent is contradicted, and the story, as well as Kennet, alters and spins into completely new territory. One part drama, one part horror, one part mystery and one part coming of age, Death Perception simply rocks. Howard is--always is--so good with character, and the story is filled with unexpected twists and turns, both frightening and tender. I'd recommend anything by Lee Allen Howard, but as an author myself, Death Perception truly made me envious. He's someone to admire, and every book of his is worth reading. This one, above all, however, I can't recommend enough.
I've read a few of Lee Allen Howard's other books, and I believe this is his best. They're all gritty, realistic and chilling -- not in a blood-and-guts way (although some details in Death Perception do spill out), but what I loved is Howard's more-than-heroic hero. Kennet Singleton has had a rough life, and things just get worse due to some creepy people in the town - his greedy funeral director boss, the cold-hearted owner of the home care place where Kennet's mother lives, and the half-stoned orderly who targets Kennet whenever possible. Howard does a masterful job peeling the layers in this deeply moving novel, revealing Kennet's unusual gift of perception, plus the evil surrounding him. I cheered for Kennet every step of the way. A great, satisfying read.
Having not read any of his other works, when I was approached by Lee Allen Howard to read and review Death Perception, I was not sure what to expect. But let me just say this ... I loved this Book !! I was drawn into the story of Kennet Singleton from the first word, and swept along on his journey as he discovers exactly what is lurking about at the funeral home where he works and the care facility where he lives. Lee Allen Howard has seamlessly joined the characters in this book, and you find yourself hoping that good prevails and that Kennet doesn't meet the same fate as some of the customers he cremates. I highly recommend this book to anybody who is looking for something a little bit different and offbeat. Lee Allen Howard is definitely going on my favourite author list!