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The Dead I Know Book ð 208 pages Õ Dcmdirect ☆ [PDF / Epub] ✅ The Dead I Know Author Scot Gardner – Dcmdirect.co.uk Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep and haunted by dreams he can’t explain and memories he can’t recover Death doesn’t scare him—his new job with a funeral director may even be his salvation But Ral director may even be his salvation But if he doesn’t discover the truth about his hidden past soon he may fall asleep one night and never wake up Favourite uote There was the unknown the dark the cold and the emptiness to contend with out there but those concepts are all relative Cold compared to what? A dead hand? Dark compared to what? Unblinking eyes? At times the ocean seemed full beside my emptiness At times it was the one knowable thing in my worldThe Dead I Know is a story that comes together like pieces of a puzzle It is dark mysterious and refreshingly different readThis story is so different from what I expected but in a good way I wasn't expecting it to be such a gritty and emotional read There are many scene in this book that made want to hug Aaron the main character and say it is going to be okay This story shows how hard life can be sometimes especially when you are trying to do it on your own But that being said they were also some very funny moments and overall it was had somewhat of a hopeful feelAnother thing I enjoyed about this book is I never knew what to expect It is a story that constantly surprised me I was completely stunned about Aaron's past It just unravelled wonderfully However I did struggle with the style of writing at the beginning It probably took me about 30 or so pages to get use it Also there was also a few sueamish scenesMy favourite thing about this story is the uniue bunch of characters especially Aaron He is a multi layered character and it doesn't take long to become emotional invested in him And the secondary characters Mr Barton and Skye were very entertainingOverall The Dead I Know is a fast paced and compulsive read I recommend for this fans of contemps who like them a little gritty and raw and also to male readers Thanks to Allen Unwin for providing me with a copy

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In this dark and witty psychological drama about survival Aaron finds that making peace with the dead may be easier than coming to terms with the living Wow I really enjoyed this book what a fabulous new voice with a uniue and surprising tale It was hard to remind myself that this was intended as a Teen Novel Despite the lead character being one I never felt that I wasn't reading a serious adult novel As someone who herself applied to work as a coronary assistant at the age of 16 and was turned away due to my age I was fascinated with Aaron's ability to face the dead and his feelings around them This book was uite different to what I had expected with characters that I truly cared about I did take a while to 'place' the age of the undertaker and his wife she seemed so homely and kind I felt the need to see her in my mind as late 50's which was unlikely as the daughter was younger and thought Aaron's Mam looked older than her grandmother so I had to 'adjust' my mental picture when I came to that line However that would be the only problem I had with the story I was deeply moved by the undertaker John taking what to all outward appearances would have been a troubled and probably troublesome boy under his wing and offering him trust and the opportunity to shine in his own uiet wayOn being called to the scene of a motor cycle accident to 'pick up' a body spread rather far and wide here are Aaron's thoughts as they finally secure their client in the back of the hearse for transport back to their offices I became aware as John closed the door that although we'd been conducting the same search the policemen and I had been looking for different things and for different reasons They were hunting mortal remains to finish a job I was hunting the still countenance of someone's son perhaps their brother maybe even their father to bring him a final grace By giving him grace I found some of my own The police protected the living ambulance offers protected the injured and we protected the dead All as it should beThis book is a real gem and I look forward to from this author

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The Dead I KnowAaron Rowe walks in his sleep and haunted by dreams he can’t explain and memories he can’t recover Death doesn’t scare him his new job with a fune The Dead I Know is a gripping emotional rollercoaster of a book The story centres around Aaron Rowe who has left school to train as a funeral director with John Barton owner and operator of JKB Funerals Aaron lives with his Mam in a caravan Mam is not mentally sound and it makes Aaron's life very difficult especially because he loves her so much Their relationship is a complicated one and without slipping in a spoiler not what I expectedAaron sleepwalks having nightmares that seem like memories and often wakes up in strange places The novel focusses on a period of about a month in Aaron's life where the nightmares are becoming real and he is struggling to cope He slowly builds a relationship with Skye John's younger daughter and the brothersister relationship they have offers him a safe haven indeed the whole Barton family accepts him for who he is without judgement and they become his rock in a swirling maelstromThis is a novel about change about growing up and about acceptance both of oneself and by othersI found the characters in this novel real and believable which unnerved me a little I am not accustomed to feeling as attached to a central character as I was to Aaron His story is utterly compelling Gardner never wastes words but paints raw and visceral pictures with his languageThis is an intense reading experience but well worth the effort because it is ultimately a story of hope