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Saturday, September 18, 2021

Death Perception by Lee Allen Howard - Book Tour & Review


Book information : Death Perception By Lee Allen Howard

 

  • Purchase linkhttps://mybook.to/DeathPerception
  • Genre:  Supernatural crime
  • Print length: 308
  • Age range: This is an adult book but suitable for mature teenagers 16+
  • Trigger warnings: No
  • Amazon Rating: 5 stars

 

 

About Death Perception

“AVENGE US!”

Nineteen-year-old Kennet Singleton lives with his invalid mother in a personal care facility, but he wants out. He operates the crematory at the local funeral home, where he discovers he can discern the cause of death of those he cremates—by toasting marshmallows over their ashes.

He thinks his ability is no big deal since his customers are already dead. But when his perception differs from what’s on the death certificate, he finds himself in the midst of murderers. To save the residents and avenge the dead, Kennet must bring the killers to justice.

 

 

Praise for Death Perception|
“Dastardly devious, cleverly conceived, and just a whole lot of fun to read, Death Perception is Lee Allen Howard on fire and at his finest. Rife with winsome weirdness, it’s like the mutant stepchild of Carl Hiaasen and Stephen King, mixing a truly unique paranormal coming-of-age story with a quirky cast of offbeat noir characters into a novel that’s simply unforgettable… and hilariously original. A supernatural crime story, blazing with creative intrigue… don’t miss it.” –Michael Arnzen, author of Play Dead

 
“Lee Allen Howard’s Death Perception is a red-hot union of Gothic crime thriller and grim humor that burns with supernatural tension. Beneath the sickly sweet scent of caramelized sugar lies the wildly entertaining tale of a man who delivers justice to the dead while fanning the fires of the living. Ever hear the expression, ‘laughing in a morgue’? Death Perception feels just like that. Howard has a gift for crafting eccentric characters and clever plots. This is dark fun at its best.”
–Jason Jack Miller, author of The Devil and Preston Black and Hellbender


Death Perception has officially made me envious of Lee Allen Howard. It sings like a choir of angels, yet weeps like a ghost in winter. Everyone should have this in their collection.”
–Trent Zelazny, author of To Sleep Gently and Butterfly Potion


My Review
Death Perception is the second book I've read by Lee Allen Howard, and I have to admit, I'm becoming a bit of a fan of his stories. I do love horror/the supernatural, but I'm also a bit fussy about it. There needs to be something that speaks to me, that draws me in, and that keeps me invested. This book managed to do all three. 
First, the synopsis. How wild is it that this is a story about a teenager (okay, so he's basically an adult, but nineteen still has teen in the name, so...) who can tell how someone died by toasting marshmallows over their cremated remains? I can't say I've ever seen or read anything that even comes close to being along those same lines, so score one for uniqueness and creativity. 
Two, Kennett is a likeable dude. Like, he's just a guy trying to earn himself enough money to move out of the little closet room he has at the nursing home where he lives with his mom. That's all he wants--to move out and be on his own. 
Three, the overall story itself is kind of fun and very engaging. I was immediately intrigued by the premise, and it did not disappoint. It's easy to get lost in the pages, and I liked that there was something more going on that Kennett had to investigate. Death certificates filled with lies + murderers who need to be stopped... What's a nineteen year old guy who lives in a nursing home going to do? You'll just have to read it and find out. 
This was a delight. Honestly. If you're looking for a fun supernatural novel with a unique premise, give Death Perception a go.
4.5 stars!

 

 

About the Author
Lee Allen Howard writes horror, supernatural crime, and psychological thrillers. His trade paperbacks include THE BEDWETTER: JOURNAL OF A BUDDING PSYCHOPATH, THE SIXTH SEED, THE ADAMSON FAMILY, and DEATH PERCEPTION.

His fiction titles for Kindle include MAMA SAID, STRAY, DESPERATE SPIRITS, NIGHT MONSTERS, and SEVERED RELATIONS.

Howard edits fiction and non-fiction. His writer’s site is https://leeallenhoward.com. Please visit and subscribe.

 

 

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