The Dead I Know
Allen & Unwin
from Allen & Unwin...
Aaron Rowe has dreams he can't explain, and memories he can't recover. But if he doesn't discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up. A potent, intense, psychodrama that will keep you gripped to the very last page.
You wake in the middle of the night, your arms and feet pinned by strong hands. As you thrash your way to consciousness, a calm voice says, 'Steady. We're here to help.' Your mind registers a paramedic, a policeman, an ambulance. You are lying on the lookout at Keeper's Point, the lookout Amanda Creen supposedly threw herself off. And you have absolutely no idea how you got there.
Aaron Rowe walks in his sleep. He has 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 if he doesn't discover the truth about his hidden past soon, he may fall asleep one night and never wake up.
If you have read this novel and would like to share your opinion of it with other readers please send your review/comments to YARR-A
The book The Dead I Know was a good book although I thought that it wasn’t as gripping as I expected it to be. The storyline of the book was very well written and had good detail. At times throughout I found the story a bit confusing, though overall I thought it was quite an easy book to read. It had great detail in the wording of the story and there was a lot of mystery and drama.
My favourite character in the book had to be Skye. She seemed like a very alive and fun person. Another character who played a big part in the story was John. He was in the story a lot and he was a good person. In the book, Aaron Rowe’s story seems sad and complicated. At times while reading the book, I got a bit lost because there was so much going on.
I think this book is most suited for young adult readers. It is about death, life and its possibilities.
Chanel, age 13, Canberra, Australia