Dying by the Hour (Dying for a Living Series #2)

Dying by the Hour (Dying for a Living Series #2)

by Kory M. Shrum


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After 83 deaths, Jesse Sullivan knows how to die. As a Necronite, she is one of the population's rare 2% who can serve as a death replacement agent, dying so others don't have to. But using her NRD to save lives is why she's being hunted.

For Ally Gallagher, death is permanent. If she fails to protect Jesse again, there will be no third attempt. After a quiet year the signs of serious danger have returned. People connected to Jesse are disappearing. Her home is vandalized and threatening messages are turning up in the safest of places.

Then Jesse is taken and Ally has only hours to get her back. But no salvation comes without its price.

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ISBN-13: 9780991215836
Publisher: Timberlane Press
Publication date: 08/23/2014
Series: Dying for a Living Series , #2
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Dying by the Hour 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as smooth moving as book #1. I did do some page skipping to "get to the point". Did not like the slipping back and forth between character views as it seemed to put speedbumps in the flow. Will I continue on? Hmmmmmmm
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the depth Shrum is able to give to the characters she's created, but the flow of book 2 was awful. Each chapter alternates between Ally's POV and Jesse's. And just as you're getting settled back into the book after the switch, the chapter is over and it's time to change POV again. It's like the author is trying to mimic the writing style of Koontz, but she fails to give a multi-chapter span from the same POV. As quickly as I tore through the first book, this one brought me pause. And the 3rd book is from Brinkley's POV so there's still no resolution to the story.
Valerian70 More than 1 year ago
This is my second read through of the book and although certain scenes had stuck with me (particularly the denouement in the corn field) I was not too surprised that I remembered little of the book. What did surprise me was how much I thoroughly enjoyed the tale - I remember leaving the series right around now feeling unsatisfied by the books and have to now admit how wrong I was about that. Maybe I am just a little more ready to embrace Urban Fantasy now than I was back in 2015, who knows? Jesse is still a fully infuriating character though and I am pretty sure I would give her a wide berth in real life. She seems to be completely unaware of the emotions and feelings of others and yet obsesses over Lane and Ally continually. That said the descriptions of her interactions with Caldwell and the hallucinatory Gabriel are well grounded and do make me warm to her a little bit. Ally is still my favourite character though, even if she is a bit of a doormat. The tension ebbs and flows through the book and you do get chance to draw breath between each encounter with The Church and it's acolytes. This book is really all about the action though and although there is some fleshing out of the characters it is still the plot that takes centre stage. It is a little more linear this time and less convoluted than in the first book so you don't waste time flicking back a few pages to find out who this person that has suddenly sprung up is. Thoroughly enjoyable action with a supernatural twist.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The characters continue to develop as the story continues from book 1.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to ask if there is a third book in this series! How fun this book has been!