A Gift For Dying

A Gift For Dying

Blurb

She heard their screams. She felt their fear.

Now she's their only hope...

Adam Brandt is a forensic psychologist, well used to dealing with the most damaged members of society.

But he's never met anyone like Kassie.

The teenager claims to have a terrible gift - with one look into your eyes, she can see when and how you will die.

Obviously, Adam knows Kassie must be insane. But then a serial killer hits the city. And only Kassie seems to know where he'll strike next.

Against all his intuition, Adam starts to believe her.

He just doesn't realise how deadly his faith might prove...


Our Review

A Gift for Dying was a slow starter and I very nearly gave up on it and I am pleased now that I didn’t.

15-year-old Kassie has an unusual ‘gift’, just by looking into a person’s eyes she is able to see how and when they will die.

Her gift means that she has had to isolate herself from everyone she knows, even her mother. She leads a lonely life until the day her curse brings her into Adam’s life.

Adam Brandt is a forensic psychologist, he is used to dealing with dangerous and damaged members of society.

Adam wants to help Kassie to see that her beliefs can’t possibly be real. Then a serial killer strikes and Kassie appears to know when he or she is going to strike next.

Adam knows it is crazy, but he can’t stop himself from believing her and getting drawn deeper into the mystery.

One thing that struck me continuously whilst I was reading this was just how unprofessional Adam was. There were many, many moments where his boundaries were breaking down and as a half professional, he should have addressed it but maybe that was the point.  

Kassie was a very likeable character and written in a way that made the reader feel empathy for her.

Another character I liked was Kassie’s grandma and I thought the addition of her story was one of the book’s charms.

One of the things I will say about A Gift for Dying is that there are elements of Adam and his wife Faith’s story which could prove triggering for some people but I don’t want to add any spoilers so I cannot say more.

A Gift for Dying was a thrilling read and one I thoroughly enjoyed.

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