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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Over Your Dead Body

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Alright, book five in the John Cleaver Series, Over Your Dead Body.
This book isn't near as hectic as the rest of the series. Most of the story takes place on the road. John, Brooke, and Boy Dog ditched the FBI and decided to take off on their own, killing Withered everywhere they go. With Brooke's ever-changing personality, John has to stay alert 24/7. He can't have her changing personalities and running off every time she has to relive a thousand year old death. He's constantly protecting her from herself all while trying to survive. But her memories a fuzzy... Attina was last seen in Dillon, Oklahoma. But that's all the information they have. When they show up to this little bitty town, all hell breaks loose. Teens are being viciously murdered, teens that were all last seen with John and Brooke. 

I have to say, even though this book wasn't as hectic as the rest, I absolutely loved it.
I love the way Dan Wells created Brooke's character. Sure, her psyche may technically be demonic.... But it's so clearly Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) which is more commonly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. I'm only bringing this up because he times the transitions of the alters (identities) so accurately. Everything that Brooke is, that she does, is because of this "demon" inside her. She can't control who she is, what she does, or how she reacts. But she knows the basics. She feels calm around John even when she's meeting him for the first time. Each soul in Brooke's body has their own story, but they're using Brooke to tell it.
I loved it.
I freaking loved it.
So well written, one of my favorites of the series.
Looking for the rest of the series?
 Mr. Monster (book two)
I Don't Want to Kill You (book three)
Next of Kin (novella)
The Devil's Only Friend (book four)
Nothing Left to Lose (book six)

Anthologies:
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