"Dead Vessel (Life After Book 2)" by Amanda Fasciano - IHIBRP 5-Star Book Review
An Exciting Read For Ghost Hunters & Paranormal Fans!
Overview: An afterlife detective and her seasoned partner get much more than they bargained for in this occult horror novel exploring the world of ghosts, ghost hunters, and psychic mediums.
Author Amanda Fasciano continues to present her creative and mind-blowing vision of an afterlife ghost squad determined to keep the veil between the living and the dead intact. In “Dead Vessel”, the second chapter of her Life After Series, things are going well for ghostly partners Cadence and Snow, until Cadence learns of a plan to re-open the site of a mass killing—The very same location where her brother was murdered.
Author Fasciano elicits deep emotions in her readers as she presents some heart-wrenching scenes in “Dead Vessel”. As the author guides readers through the scene of a horrific mass murder. It is the author’s sensitivity toward her victims, their families, and their friends that lies at the forefront of her detectives’ sweeping investigation rather than the gruesome manner of the victims’ deaths. Her characters’ emotions, especially that of Cadence, are quite explicit and palpable, giving the reader a greater sense of compassion and connection to the victims in this story, rather than sensationalizing the killer and the manner chosen to cause these deaths.
Although Fasciano tempers “Dead Vessel” with background humor and chumminess between her detectives and their team, the overall feeling of this chapter in the Life After Series is quite morbid—But, that is just as it should be. This is not some fanciful excursion into a ghost hunt that turns up a serial killer—It is a sensitive and realistic view of the consequences meted out on the victims and survivors of a supernatural mass murderer.
In “Dead Vessel”, readers get a real feeling for what it must be like to be dead oneself and having to come to terms with one’s actions in life before moving forward to the afterlife. The author provides a brilliant and startling contrast utilizing characters whose jobs are to guide the deceased to the afterlife, even though these ghosts haven’t fully come to terms with their own deaths and past actions.
This tale is an enlightening and exciting read, particularly for ghost hunters and paranormal fans. “Dead Vessel” could work as a standalone read, however, for your best enjoyment of this unique afterlife experience, I strongly recommend this chapter be read in its proper sequence within the Life After Series.
I must issue a warning that “Dead Vessel” does contain graphic violence in the form of a mass murder scene, and could therefore act as a trigger for survivors of traumatic mass violence situations. This novel should be read only by ages 17 and up.
Congratulations to the author on this award-winning story! This novel will be permanently featured on my website at AuthorJBRichards.com under IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Reads!
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