Dying to Forget, Book 1 of The Station Series

Dying to Forget, Book 1 of The Station Series

by Trish Marie Dawson

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Dying to Forget, Book 1 of The Station Series by Trish Marie Dawson

Piper Willow dies the summer after her high school graduation but she doesn’t make it to Heaven or Hell…instead she finds herself in a spiritual terminal called the Station. She’s given only two choices: Return to Earth as the subconscious for a person in need of some outside assistance, or move on and spend an eternity lost in her own sorrow and pain.Does Piper have what it takes to save a life - to be the nagging voice inside someone else's head - or will she fail and end up lost and tormented in limbo...forever?“Excuse me, Niles…I mean, Mr. Abbott. But, where are we?”“I’ll explain everything to you dear, just as soon as we reach the Station.”“What station? We aren’t in the hospital? Where’s my Dad?”“No Piper, this isn’t the hospital, and your father is at home…he’s fine. Please, follow me.”He turns away and continues on through the light. I hang my head, staring at my bare feet as we walk. Even though my cuts are gone, I keep rubbing my arm. It’s soothing. I almost bump into Niles when he stops abruptly.“We’re here,” he says softly.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940044555587
Publisher: Trish Marie Dawson
Publication date: 05/25/2013
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 136,547
File size: 252 KB

About the Author

Trish was born and mostly raised in San Diego, California where she lives now with her family and pets. She's been writing short stories and poetry since high school after an obsession with Stephen King's 'The Stand'. After over fifteen years of crazy dreams and an overactive imagination, Trish began her first book 'I Hope You Find Me' in December of 2011. When Trish isn't writing, she's homeschooling her amazing daughter and mildly autistic son, reading whatever she can get her hands on, or enjoying the Southern California sun. As a strict Vegetarian, Trish holds a special place in her heart for animal rights and dashes into the backyard weekly to rescue lizards and mice from her mini-lab/cocker spaniel mixed dog, Zoey...who is always getting into some sort of trouble.

TRISH'S BOOKS & COLLABORATIONS

THE FIND ME SERIES
I Hope You Find Me
Lost and Found

THE STATION SERIES
Dying to Forget
Dying to Remember
Dying to Return
Niles, a Novelette
Mallory, a Novelette

HUTCH & A'RIS
The Dry Lands

ANTHOLOGIES & COLLABORATIONS
Hawke & the Beast (Once Upon A Twisted Time)
Madness (The Bitten)

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Dying to Forget, Book 1 of The Station Series 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 31 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes the reader into the head of the heroine of the story. She's a smart, sassy teen who wakes up to find herself in a place that is neither heaven or hell. It is a place where they enter the subconious of those who are contemplating suicide. If they don't choose to take on this mission then they go to hell. I thought it fun to see how she acted in the minds of those she was helping. I enjoyed the book and would suggest it to my young friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent start to a new series and a new plot line. I enjoyed the strange choice the main character is given after her suicide. Her death leads to self awareness and the ability to try to help others who are struggling with life issues. I felt the subject of suicide was not in any way encouraged as a way out of life's problems, but help was expressed in the form of fiction leading to satisfying resolutions. A good teen read that made you feel every emotion possible. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The premise for the book is great but half way through it becomes too flowery and perky and perfect. The idea of a person who commits suicide becoming a voice of reason for others contemplating it is a good one but the author totally glosses over the original suicide and makes it seem like suicidal thoughts are not deep rooted. A few cups of fruit salad and jogging or a hair straightening and flirting with the school jock does not take the thoughts and hurt away yet that is what this author implies. The one strong subject matter of one helping his assignment commit the act is just done away with in one page with the assignment called needy. This makes it seem like all a suicidal person has to do is just think happy thoughts and everything is fine or someone who cannot be reached is needy not sick. The writer missed the mark majorly and does not need to deal with the subject matter of suicide without understanding and addressing the underlying issue of mental illness. Also every single parental figure is horrible, either a drunk, sex crazed, or abandons their child. There is no positive parent figure and that just is unrealistic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow just shocking good story but a lot to take deep
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Trish Marie Dawson explores the world or suicide. Where people take their own lives but get a reprieve. Their only other option is to sit in a dark room in their pain for eternity. We get to see Piper forgive and forget through out the series. She grows while helping others in a similar situation as herself. While helping others she also discovers something else very interesting....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. The storyline was nicely developed and had next to no typos, which is unusual for a free book. This had a unique and interesting storyline with a diverse dialogue. I enjoyed that it was a nice progression of sadness and depression to changing the world. I will definitely look for the next book. Very worth my while.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While at times it was sad, I felt that positive learning would prevail with the souls involved. Give this author a try.
Lovz-Books More than 1 year ago
One horrible car crash changed Piper’s life forever. With the death of her best friend, Piper battles the guilt that strangles her, the hold weighing heavily on her, tightening its grip, and stealing her gasping breaths….gone. Up until this point, the story had a somber, unyielding tone; but as soon as Piper gets to “the Station,” the tone becomes a little lighter. The fact that she needed to be processed with paper work and orientation meetings was ridiculous. And to be a volunteer, a voice in somebody else’s subconscious? And not just anybody, somebody that’s thinking of suicide because that is what landed Piper at the Station. So Piper becomes a Jiminy Cricket. Interesting. Just like at the DMV, it takes a while for testing, processing, and all that fun stuff, before you can get behind the wheel; that’s how long it seems to take for Piper to get a case. The plot was subtle and slow, quickening slightly once Piper gets into someone’s head. From there, she unleashes wry, humorous quips as she embraces her “conscious” role with criticism and bossiness (let’s face, there’s not much else she can do in there.) A nice twist was seeing and feeling everything as a boy (e.i. the attraction to a beautiful girl, etc.) Yeck! To be stuck in the head of a boy! Of course, Piper’s got her work cut out of her because this boy’s got serious problems. She’ll have to shout to the top of her whiny, nagging girl voice to reach him. I was curious to see if Piper would save the guy, but before we get to find out, she gets a new case, the new case being much tougher than the first, of course. And wash, rinse, repeat. The bulk of the story is mainly Piper’s job as a Volunteer and her time at the Station. Some of the details were mundane, but you applaud her efforts and the bonds she forms with her cases. An okay read.
BigBookTheory More than 1 year ago
I love this writing style. Some people call it purple prose, but these are the kinds of books I enjoy reading. They pull me into them and the world around me can fall apart and I won't even notice it happening. I must admit from around the middle I was hoping what happened at the end would happen, and this has made me really eager to read the next book in the series. It also covers an important issue, and the author does not get all morbid and preachy about it though, which does not distract from the story. I really enjoyed reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What REALLY happens after you die.??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting concept and well done
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Yes it started out with suicide but that's not all it is about. Another opinion about what comes "after". I liked it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the first three chapters of this book and was horribly depressed. But by the end i was uplifted and could wait to start the next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
fresh and new must read
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KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
Every once in a while, you come across a book that floors you.  Dying to Forget is one of those books.  When I initially got this, I was admittedly hesitant, given the subject matter.  By the end of just the prologue, I was emotional.  By the end of Chapter 1, I was sad.  By the end of Chapter 2, I was crying.  There was no leading up to it, but into the emotional heartbreak of the story with a bang. Some may question reading a book with that much sadness and emotional angst, even in the first few chapters, but it is that emotional pull that kept me riveted.  My heart was breaking for Piper, for Bree.  This is such a unique book, based by the author on a courageous theme.  The book is very much character-driven, an emotional journey through the mind of Piper and her charges.   But despite the emotional tugs in the story, it was incredible.  It was amazing to me how the author took the subject of suicide and managed to create a positive theme with it.  The pain and emotions of those who have committed suicide are in no way dismissed, degraded, or glamorized, but acknowledged and understood with compassion.  The Station is a way station for those who commit suicide, a place where they can make a choice... to help others on Earth that are suffering or to spend eternity wrapped in their own pain.  It is a part of their training to explore, understand, and accept the reasons and situations that led them to their own choice of suicide, allowing them to better help others. Things to love about Dying to Forget... Piper.  She's emotionally devastated at the beginning of the book, before and after her death.  But she finds the courage to face her fears, her doubts, her pain.  Amazing character. My recommendation:  This is a book that needs to be read to be understood, to fully appreciate the beauty of the story!  This is not a light, "feel good" read, but a heartfelt, emotional, beautiful story.
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