Publisher: Kensington Books

Book Review: J.N. Duncan’s The Lingering Dead

Book Review: J.N. Duncan’s The Lingering Dead

Third in the Jackie Rutledge paranormal fantasy series that has access to an alternate plane of non-existence and revolves around an ex-FBI agent and her new team of paranormal experts in Chicago. It’s been six weeks since The Vengeful Dead, 2. My Take The Lingering Dead is all about acceptance, a lesson Jackie must learn, for she has always drowned herself in alcohol and one-night stands, and she has no clue how to have a relationship. With either sex. Duncan has included a number of thoughts and actions that repeat this motif, and it does leave one with hope for the future. The story uses third person limited with Jackie’s perspective as the point-of-view character. The rest of the characters are on one side of the good vs evil divide with Jackie and her teams quite supportive (with one snarky exception) while most of the townspeople of Thatcher’s Mill are more zombie-like than active. Duncan focuses more on a few characters with Charlie leading the pack. (I suspect McManus may want to join Special Investigations; they have it too good, lol.) Most of this story is about Jackie’s conflict within herself, and Jackie is a pain-in-the-posterior protagonist with her intense […]

Posted January 18, 2017 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments