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
Thanks to Blue Rider Press for the advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.
I think that we can all agree that this combination of title and cover will have a lot of people curious and wanting to pick up a copy. Don't let this pretty pink unicorn cover fool you, this is not a happy-feel good story. A GUIDE FOR MURDERED CHILDREN by Sarah Sparrow covers some topics that are not for everyone - this story depicts rape, abuse, and murder towards children.
This book has a truly unique premise tha ...more
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(Full disclosure: I received a free electronic ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for violence, including the rape, torture, and murder of children.)
For the children, when your time is done, it is VERY important to THANK YOUR LANDLORD—they’ve been such CARING roommates!!! Remember, without THEM, you would never have been able to have your moment of balance. For the landlords, when YOUR time is done, THANK your BODY!!! (For the wonderful times it provi ...more
I don't know if I should try reading this again because it was so hard to get into it. I don't think I like the writing style but I'll give it another shot, I guess. :/
Oh, how I wanted to enjoy this book. I loved the concept so much. However, I found it moved along incredibly slowly, especially because exposition and descriptions of certain characters happened over and over again (I was introduced to the same character at least twice and was given the same description both times).
There were absolutely fascinating aspects of this book, but it felt like the different pieces of the tapestry were just floating too far away from one another to be pulled back toget ...more
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A solid 3.5 stars rounded to 4
Why? Rounded-up for an intriguing and incredibly creative plot. 1.5 Stars taken off for the structure/writing style of the narrative.
Imagine the world where the spirits of slain Children can return to exact revenge and to give closure to their cherished ones and finally "restore the balance." Justice in a world without any.
Recovering alcoholic and ex-NYPD detective, Willow Wylde, aka "Dub ...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
Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin/Blue Rider Press for the ARC of this novel in exchange for a honest review.
When I read the NetGalley synopsis this book was very intriguing: murdered children coming back as deceased adults to exact revenge on their murderers. Very original! Unfortunately, that original plot is the only reason this book earned a star.
The book is REALLY confusing. Honestly, I had to reread a lot of pages in order to figure it out. And I’ll give it to the book that it was forma ...more
I fully admit to being sucked in by the title and then I stayed for the plot.
In a nutshell: Murdered children are reincarnated into the bodies of recently deceased adults. Their mission? To achieve a "moment of balance" aka revenge on their killers for their untimely demise.
A Guide for Murdered Children was a solid 3.5 stars for me. The premise is super unique and interesting and it definitely kept my interest the entire way through. However, they are so many characters, as you have both the chi ...more