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- ASIN : B01ILEQADC
- Publication date : August 5, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 6164 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 236 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,208,089 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Essentially, the novel follows the actions of the protagonist, Landry Sinclair, in life and after death. At the outset of the novel, Landry is following the corporate path of upward mobility and can definitely be classified as a woman on the move. However, something in her life is missing. when she looks in the mirror she is troubled by the image staring back at her. Before she has the opportunity to confront such an issue, while continuing her successful career path, Landry is brutally tortured and murdered by a sadistic serial killer. After this horrible event, Landry awakens...but not in the world she is accustomed to. She is in the afterlife and in the very home of her killer. Landry now has a front row seat to view his cruel savagery as he continues to torture and murder helpless victims. And she is not alone. Will this be Landry's ultimate Hell? To virtually relive her brutal demise for eternity? Or is this just the beginning of something much larger in scope?
I found the plot of this novel to be totally engaging and enthralling. There are a variety of twists and turns which will catch the reader unaware and entirely invested in the story. I experienced a full range of emotions while reading the work. From anger and shock to sadness and joy. There are also a number of themes which exist. Some of them are indubitably quite dark! However, I believe the theme of making peace with "one's self" is the most prevalent and alluring message in the novel. To be able to pull that off when images of the afterlife and horrible deaths take place, is no easy feat. The author manages to do this with apparent ease and obvious skill.
There are also a fair number of characters who are presented in this story. They are all quite interesting and developed in the appropriate depth needed to play their corresponding roles. I found the character of Topanga to be particularly intriguing. He brought an element of calm reason and love to the novel. For instance, the romance which develops between Landry and Topanga is quite touching and works in perfect juxtaposition to the main idea of the novel. All that being said, as the main protagonist, Landry is obviously developed in the most depth. The changes she experiences virtually make her character at the end of the story the complete opposite of the Landry we are introduced to at the outset.
Overall I found this to be a fantastic novel. The reader cannot help but be emotionally entranced as they read each passing page with mouth agape! There are some disturbing scenes which take place and some sexual content. As such, it is recommended for adult readers. However...recommended it most certainly is!
I loved this story. The theme that getting to know and accept oneself is a source of immeasurable strength and peace is a message I think we all need to hear a little more often. Following Landry through her journey from a heartless corporate drone to a wise and compassionate friend was definitely enjoyable. The writing was excellent, the story didn't bog down or drift, and the supporting characters were interesting to get to know. The horror element, which was strong, was definitely spine-chilling but necessary to the story. And the romantic parts were a fun and welcome relief. Overall, I definitely recommend this book. Five stars!
Lynn Lamb writes with a unique creative flow that sweeps the reader right into each seemless scene.
The raw emotion of the strong female chatacter and her unlikely ethereal companions is palpable. The evils and the strengths of humanity are woven into a very well built world...and storyline that sparks curiosity about what happens after death.
I will certainly be reading the rest of this series by the very talented Lynn Lamb. A page turning beginning to what I am sure will be a fantastic set of books.
Jennifer Deese - Author
Top reviews from other countries
Book Title: Lullaby of the Dead: Every Ghost Has a Story
Subtitle: (Opus of the Dead Book 1)
Author: Lynn Lamb
Part of a series? Yes
Order in series: 1
Best read after earlier books in series?
I scored this book 5/5
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Short Summary of the book:
Landry Sinclair is a young career woman with little hope of upwards progression in her job. That is, until her superior is found murdered in a toilet. Unfortunately, her success does not last very long as she soon ends up in the murderous hands of a madman. But the story doesn’t stop there as she is forced to watch several other murders through the mirrors into the world of the living.
What I liked about the book:
I liked the alternative look at the after world in this book.
What I didn’t like about the book:
There wasn’t really anything I didn’t like in the book other than wanting to know what happens next.
My favourite bits in the book:
There were several favourite bits in the book. The ghosts are not powerless in this book, nor is romance all gone after death.
My least favourite bits in the book:
I enjoyed the entire book.
Any further books in the series? Any more planned by this author?
The title suggests there are more books in this series. This author has also written Monte Vista Village, a completely different type of book. Both books I enjoyed very much.
What books could this be compared to and why?
I could compare this book to one I am currently writing myself. The idea for my book was already firm in my mind when I read this one. There are some other books this book could be compared to too, but the names escape me at the moment. It’s certainly a book worth reading.
In summary, I would recommend this book for the following readers:
Young Adult Probably
If you like Paranormal Crime stories this book may be the book for you.
I look forward to reading more books by this author.
The story is about Landy Sinclair, a woman living for her work at a large office. She's good at what she does, but doesn't have much of a private life. During a rare night out with some colleagues, she gets drunk and wakes up naked, tied to a bed, in an unknown place. She is tortured and dies, but that is when it all starts.
Lullaby of the Dead is a great story about a strong woman who doesn't give up, doesn't give in, and certainly doesn't let anybody tell her what she can or can't do. Ms. Lamb's storytelling draws you in, making you want to read on to find out where her immensely creative mind is taking you next. Beside fantastical scenery, there is humor, horror, and love.
Don't miss out on reading this great story!