Monday, May 19, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: "Dead Medium" by Peter John
When I discovered Peter John, it wad because of a retweet by Lisa Calell on my Twitter feed. I was intrigued by a title Dead Medium, because it seemed to add a new level of strange to the paranormal genre.
75 year old May Elizabeth Trump has never been a warm person. The orphanage didn't raise her that way. She never gave charity and barely tolerated her only friend, gossipy Margaret. Her only vice is her Bakewell slices...which she chokes to death on.
Now that she's a ghost, she's starting to regret the way she lived her life so cold and alone. She even agrees to help another ghost, her neighbor Penny, to make sure that her daughter, Chloe, can kero the family home without sacrificing her education. May can talk to the living, despite her ghostly state.
May, with the help of some living women, becomes a dead medium, helping ghosts talk to the living...for a price, of course.
But who are these Stalkers of Souls she is being warned about? Just because she's dead, does that mean she's safe?
Great writing with an innovative plot. I honestly have never read anything like it! Peter John took an unlikable woman and made me, as a reader, take to the old biddy like family. It's a new way of writing ghosts and ghost stories, one that I hope to see continued.
If you like your stories less frightening and more familial, this is the book for you. If you're like me (prefer the freakish nature of Stephen King), give this book a try. Ghosts aren't always scary, and that's not necessarily a bad thing!
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