We all say there is no justice in this world. But what if there really was? What if the souls of murdered children were able to return briefly to this world, inhabit adult bodies and wreak ultimate revenge on the monsters who had killed them, stolen their lives?Such is the unfathomable mystery confronting ex-NYPD detective Willow Wylde, fresh out of rehab and finally able to find a job running a Cold Case squad in suburban Detroit. When the two rookie cops assigned to him take an obsessive interest in a decades old disappearance of a brother and sister, Willow begins to suspect something out of the ordinary is afoot. And when he uncovers a series of church basement AA-type meetings made up of the slain innocents, a new way of looking at life, death, murder and missed opportunities is revealed to him.Mystical, harrowing and ultimately tremendously moving, A Guide for Murdered Children is a genre-busting, mind-bending twist on the fine line between the ordinary and the extraordinary....
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A Guide for Murdered Children Reviews
A Guide for Murdered Children is a supernatural-realism thriller centered around the belief that one day, a murdered child gets to find their moment of balance when they are resurrected into the body of an unsuspecting landlord who themselves have recently died.
First and foremost I have to say that I have never read a book like this before in my life. The concept was inventive and for the most part was executed very well. There was a perverse sense of justice to the moment of balance and the bo ...more
Thank you so much to Blue Rider Press and Penguin Random House for providing my copy of A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow - all opinions are my own.
Immediately, I was drawn to the title and cover of this book. Then I read the description and I knew I had to read it. The souls of murdered children exact revenge on behalf of their loved ones by inhabiting recently deceased adults in order to restore balance. HOOKED.
Strange deaths have been occurring in Saggerty Falls, Michigan. Willo ...more
Thank you to Penguin Group Blue Rider Press for providing me with a copy of Sarah Sparrow's novel, A Guide for Murdered Children, in exchange for an honest review.
PLOT- Willow Wade is a recovering alcoholic and former cop trying to get his life back together. His friend and current husband to Wade's ex-wife, convinces him to take a job in a cold-case unit in Detroit. Wade, who has psychic abilities, soon realizes that something very unusual is happening with regard to the cold cases of children ...more
If I wasn't already aware of the dark subject matter and themes in A Guide for Murdered Children, I could make an estimated guess based on the morbid title, shockingly lurid pink cover and arbitrary unicorn.
**Gruesome spoilers ahead **
I struggled on how to rate this book so after I finished it, I went on to read books with more pleasant subject matter, like murder mysteries.
On the one hand, the writing is quite good and the premise is fascinating; the souls of murdered children inhabit the b ...more
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When I first saw this cover I absolutely had to get my hands on a copy! Well I read the synopsis and was even more intrigued by the book. Not just the cover but the title and synopsis had me completely intrigued! I could help but drool once I got my hands on it!
And naturally I couldn't wait to dive in but I needed to wait until closer to the pub date, which was SOOOO HARD!! But I was finally able to pick it up and I dove right in h ...more
Where to begin. Well, when I started this book, I thought it was just one book. When I kept reading to no end, I realized that it was actually 3 books put together. It does make for a VERY long read that way, however, as a person that really dislikes a cliff hangar without being able to jump right into the next part of the story, I appreciated being able to read all of it together. It was well written, detailed. As having lived in the area that the story line is based out of, I could see the pla ...more
I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley.
This book is about revenge, and as such, it should be deeply satisfying. The Guide for Murdered Children refers to a booklet that is handed out to - you guessed it – murdered children, who have returned in the bodies of "tenants" (dead adults, reanimated just for the purpose of exacting revenge on the killer) during fake AA meetings by a "porter". Sounds complicated? It is. Unfortunately, the complication gets more convoluted as it g ...more
Couldn't get through the first chapter. Seems to be written in some weird, stream-of-consciousness-type style that was extremely off-putting. Premise sounded amazing.