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"A slick, mesmeric read with all the hallmarks of a genre classic"

Psychological Crime Fiction
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  • ASIN: ‎ B0CNQVK57F
  • Publisher: ‎ Black Rose Writing (February 22, 2024)
  • Publication date: ‎ February 22, 2024
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Print length: ‎ 368 pages
  • Genre: Psychological Thrillers


The BookViral Review:

A genuinely ominous and suspenseful crime thriller ‘And the Dead Shall Live’ is as atmospheric as they come, but it’s also cuttingly sharp with real momentum.

It’s an original brew, which in itself is something of a genre rarity these days, and readers can take it as a given that Klein’s plot is nothing short of superb. He’s a meticulous old-school wordsmith of a type that is becoming increasingly rare. But the plot of ‘And the Dead Shall Live’ is only an excuse for its real strength: the creation of a group of characters so intrinsically interesting, so delightfully complicated and so original that Klein’s narrative is captivating from moment to moment, even when nothing much seems to be happening.

Shamed, neurotic and agoraphobic bestselling author Philip Raymond and Jesse Carter are Klein’s protagonists and through them, he does so much more than deliver a taut plot. Masterfully orchestrating an atmosphere of danger and dread for a descent into the life of uber-rich recluse Lee Fletcher where designer drugs take near-death consciousness to a new level.

Jesse has no idea at first what she has gotten herself into, and why exposing Fletcher is of vital importance to Raymond’s hidden agenda. All she cares about is the money he’s paying her, but she learns fast that Raymond’s life and her own are both at great risk. And the gears of Klein’s story shift into place when their fates become interlocked.

As Klein’s plot evolves the characters merge and form a reality above and apart from the story, and the result is a narrative that takes us beyond crime and into the mystifying realms of human nature. That’s the way with plausible characters as opposed to characters who are simply elements in fiction and Klein’s ability to wrap intrigue and poignancy in an utterly original story concept lends ” And the Dead Shall Live” a level of fascination that will keep its readers  involved and “in the moment” until its final chapter has come to a conclusion.

A slick, mesmeric read ‘And the Dead Shall Live’ has all the hallmarks of a genre classic and is an unreservedly recommended Golden Quill read.

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