In Like Death, true crime journalist Scott Raymond witnessed the brutal murder of his family as a child. Despite that, he has managed to settle into a somewhat normal life with his wife and child. After Scott starts to exhibit bad signs of extreme rage, his wife leaves him. He starts to investigate the disappearance of a six year old girl named Miranda. During the investigation, he is pushed into a world that exists beneath the surface of our world, one that he is starting to get glimpses of. During the investigation, he develops a strong attraction to a sixteen year old girl who is also named Miranda. Meanwhile Scott is being targeted by the people living underneath this surface.
I didn't particularly enjoy Like Death. For me, it was just a strange novel that didn't appeal to me. I could never fully get myself engrossed in the book. The writing was competent and professional. The characters for the most part felt underdeveloped and not characters that I could root for, especially the main protagonist, Scott. All in all, it's a book that I would avoid. It's not terrible, but there are far better offerings out there.
Carl Alves - author of Blood Street