An “Off” Week Treat: Book Review of The First Time I Died

by Kassandra Lamb

cover of The Frist Time I Died

My Review of The First Time I Died by Jo Macgregor

This is one of the best written books I’ve read in a long time (excluding misterio press authors, of course 🙂 ) And the story concept is quite original, a new twist on the protagonist going home to find closure for old unresolved issues.

Graduate student Garnett McGee returns to her hometown for Christmas, and finds herself drawn into trying to solve the ten-year-old murder of her high school sweetheart. But after a near-death experience, she finds herself thinking thoughts and feeling feelings that are not her own, and having flashbacks to experiences she never had.

When she was brought back to life by the paramedics, apparently she didn’t come back alone.

This story is poignant at times, suspenseful quite often, and engaging throughout. And kudos to Ms. Macgregor and her publisher for a practically flawless technical presentation. I spotted no typos and no grammatical errors. Quite refreshing.

I am really looking forward to more Garnett McGee adventures!

The First Time I Died is available  on  AMAZON. 

Stay tuned for next week’s post on Psychopaths, Sociopaths and Other Bad Guys and Gals.

Posted by Kassandra Lamb. Kass is a retired psychotherapist turned mystery writer. She is the author of the Kate Huntington psychological mysteries, set in her native Maryland, and the Marcia Banks and Buddy cozy mysteries, set in Central Florida.

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  • Reply
    shannon esposito
    November 20, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Sounds great! I love suspense with a paranormal twist. Put it on my TBR list.

    • Reply
      Kassandra Lamb
      November 20, 2018 at 11:37 am

      This is right up your alley, Shannon. The paranormal elements feel very real and they do not overwhelm the story.

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