Book review: The Dead I Know, by Scot Gardner

Gardner, Scot. The Dead I Know. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. $17.99. ISBN: 978-0-544-23274-7. Ages 16-up. P7Q8

Gardner Dead I KnowAaron Rowe is instantly a character you want to know more about. He is surrounded by mystery and darkness. This story takes place in Australia. He is a young man who sleepwalks and is being haunted by his past. He gets a job working as an apprentice at a funeral home. For being a darker book, this book does have a sense of humor anyone can appreciate. The author does a great job of portraying human emotion especially from a character who is dealing with a trauma he has never fully confronted. I honestly could not put the book down. It was very exciting to read something completely out of my normal genre preferences.

January 2016 review by Rachel Martin.


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