21 September 2014

Review: ALREADY DEAD, Jaye Ford

  • format: Kindle (Amazon)
  • source: Net Galley
  • publisher: Random House Australia
  • published September 2014
Synopsis (Net Galley)

Already Dead is another heart-stopping ride of sheer suspense from the author of the bestselling BEYOND FEAR.

Miranda shrank away from him, arm pressed to the driver's door. 'What's your name?''
'I'm already dead. That's my name now. That's what they called me. I'm Already Dead.'

Journalist Miranda Jack is finally attempting to move on from the death of her husband by relocating up the coast with her young daughter, Zoe. Then a single event changes everything.
On a Monday afternoon as she waits at traffic lights, a stranger jumps into her car and points a gun at her chest. Forced to drive at high speed up the motorway, Miranda listens to the frantic, paranoid rants of Brendan Walsh, a man who claims he's being chased and that they're both now running for their lives.

Two hours later her ordeal is over in the most shocking fashion. Miranda is safe but she can't simply walk away - not without knowing the truth about that terrifying drive. As a journalist Miranda has always asked questions. But this time the questions are dangerous - and the answers might get her killed . . . 

My Take

Miranda Jack and her friends have at times discussed what they would do if someone carjacked them. But Jax does none of those things.

Once again Jaye Ford has written a gripping tale, based on something that conceivably could happen to anyone of us. But we probably wouldn't be carrying the baggage that Miranda Jack is. But we probably wouldn't have her personal skills and determination either.

An excellent read, by an Aussie author you should watch.

My rating: 4.7

I've also reviewed
4.4, BEYOND FEAR
4.5, SCARED YET?
4.5, BLOOD SECRET

1 comment:

Margot Kinberg said...

You're now the second person I trust who's recommended this one, Kerrie. Time to put it on my list...

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