Reviver by Seth Patrick

Reviver by Seth Patrick

Death won’t silence them. Revivers. Able to wake the recently dead, and let them bear witness to their own demise. Twelve years after the first reviver came to light, they have become accepted by an uneasy public. The testimony of the dead is permitted in courtrooms across the world. Forensic revival is a routine part of police investigation. In the United States, that responsibility falls to the Forensic Revival Service.

Despite his troubled past, Jonah Miller is one of their best. But while reviving the victim of a brutal murder, he encounters a terrifying presence. Something is watching. Waiting. His superiors tell him it was only in his mind, a product of stress. Jonah is not so certain. Then Daniel Harker, the first journalist to bring revival to public attention, is murdered, and Jonah finds himself getting dragged into the hunt for answers.

Working with Harker’s daughter Annabel, he’s determined to find those responsible and bring them to justice. Soon they uncover long-hidden truths that call into doubt everything Jonah stands for, and reveal a threat that if not stopped in time, will put all of humanity in danger . . .

Impressive, intelligent and well crafted.

There’s not much room left to go after a statement like that and I don’t think I’ll bother! I’ll let the book speak for itself, it’s that good. I was entertained from beginning to end with an imaginative plot, great characters, especially the two leading ones – Jonah and Never – and the ending although open, it is after all the first in a series of three books, is completely satisfying.

The narrative is well thought out and structured and is almost faultless. I did have a little trouble with some of the scientific facts surrounding revival but that’s just me!

I told you this review was going to be short, one of my shortest ever! If you’re a fan of the supernatural, horror or the crime thriller genre then I think you’ll love this book. For some reason I couldn’t get Michael Koryta out of my head when reading Reviver, it’s that good!

Dark, accomplished, exceptional and rare.

Reviver is available to buy in Hardback and Kindle formats. Highly recommended.

  • Hardcover: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Macmillan (20 Jun 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0230765017
  • ISBN-13: 978-0230765016
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