Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
|Print List Price:||£12.56|
Save £9.79 (78%)
Reading The Dead: The Sarah Milton Chronicles Kindle Edition
|New from||Used from|
Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
Top customer reviews
Sarah Milton is special. Oh, she wouldn’t agree that she was special – she is more inclined to believe that she is just an oddball who grew up with an invisible friend as a child. An invisible friend who disappeared when Sarah’s mother was murdered, when Sarah needed her the most. Lonely and heartbroken, Sarah disappears into her books, and her obsession over her mother’s murder.
Now grown, Sarah is a police officer in Los Angeles, assigned to the Violent Crimes Unit. Well educated and intelligent, Sarah is an up and coming star of the division, tracking and bringing down a psychopathic serial killer on her first case. Now, another killer is out there, and Sarah is right in the middle of it. But before she can truly get started, something happens that changes Sarah’s life forever.
Bosco, Sarah’s hyperactive Yorki best buddy is out of kibble, so she stops at the minimart – and walks straight into a robbery. A robbery that gains her a bullet in the chest, and a trip to the land of the dead. Brought back, the first ‘person’ she sees is Anna Nigma, her long lost invisible friend.
J.B. Cameron has written a seriously good story. This is a paranormal story, filled with ghosts and things that go bump in the night. It is exceptional as a paranormal, with solid writing and a well-written story line. But it is more than that. It is a great suspense story, with thrills, chills, and exceptional mystery and police procedure. With ghosts and invisible people leading the way, how does a detective explain how she knows what she knows? And how does she stop it when the story is more than ever expected?
This is exceptional writing for a “new” author.Read more ›
I try not to judge harshly, but I do have a couple of criticisms. I found some of the characters too convenient and predictable - Meghan the trust fund baby, who just so happens to be the owner of a rare and ancient book collection, just when Sarah needs such a friend. I hope she's developed as more than just helpful scenery in the rest of the books. Sarah needs a friend. Sarah's dad is also a bit of a caricature of the distant father/politician. Unfortunately I found myself guessing the plot about half way through. It was obvious that Anna's a ghost and that Raithe is murdering people as revenge for the already dead. I was only mildly surprised when I discovered that the same already dead were pulling his strings - it's in his name, after all.
It's possible I've read far too many supernatural and crime novels and I'm being picky; it doesn't matter that this means I can predict a plot with a decent amount of accuracy because I can still enjoy a new story. I look forward to reading the next in the Sarah Milton Chronicles `Fidelis In Æternum'.
Wrong. I loved it. About the only complaint I had was a minor thing about possibily too much telling rather than showing at the start, and the motivation for the murders seeming obvious to me, but I think these are my quirks. I'm the sort that can tell a twist is coming a mile away, and that in no way stopped me from enjoying it. I'm also an author in the middle of taking an editing class, so I see holes in everything.
Saying that, this book had very few holes. I loved the relationship between Sarah and Anna, and was on the edge of my seat when I knew Anna was about to make her appearance. It was a nice mystery storyline, decent amount of twists, nice action, good thread of romance that didn't take away from the main plot, and most of all great humor. I definately saw the influence of Joss Wheldon in play, but again the humor was played right, not taking away from tension when it needed to be tense.
The descriptions were very vivid. I found myself halfway through thinking this would make a great movie because I could see it so clearly in my head. Not sure if that will happen since movies out lately seem to pick the most angst ridden books, but we can hope. Maybe a tv series. It has that sort of vibe.
Anyway. The major problem I had with this book I noticed a third of the way through (but I'm sure I just didn't notice it earlier), I couldn't put it down. I had work to do. I had sleep to do, but no, I wanted to see what happened next. What funny thing would Anna do next? Would Sarah's coworkers find out? What trouble is Sarah going to land herself into next time?Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
As a child Sarah Milton was considered weird and a loner with her imaginary friend, Anna Nigma. Read more
I loved this book and had it read inside two days. The authors notes at the end explained the writing process and the visualization of it being a mini US drama, and that's exactly... Read morePublished on 17 Mar. 2014 by AnthonyJ
I was provided a copy of this book through Goodreads' READ IT AND REAP program in exchange for my fair and honest review. I thank the author for this opportunity. Read morePublished on 3 Aug. 2013 by Patricia Reding
I read a lot of this type of genre of books and sometimes they become monotonous and often appear to be the same storyline re written over and over. Read morePublished on 18 July 2013 by id-sarah
I found this book to be a delight from start to finish. I started off slowly with the intention to pace myself through each of the chapter but soon found myself embroiled in the... Read morePublished on 12 Jun. 2013 by Richard Skalgard
Sarah Milton is a Detective with the LAPD Violent Crimes Unit and is currently working on the case of the notorious Serial Killer Raithe. Read morePublished on 20 Mar. 2013 by nabalie
Look for similar items by category