Review: ‘Til Death

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Sam Rockwell is a fledgling private investigator specializing in Returns, or, recently deceased ghosts with unfinished business. After his no-nonsense father is murdered and comes back, Sam takes the case hoping for a big break and a chance to win the heart of his Girl Friday.

Short on experience and long on the swagger of the dog-eared pulp fiction he keeps in his desk, Rockwell sets out to find his father’s killer only to find himself caught up in a deadly game of Cold War Intrigue at its most horrific as the Doomsday Clock inches closer to permanent midnight in this witty throwback to the Golden Age of Hollywood noire.

‘TIl Death is the debut novel from Jason Anspach. I was given an ARC for my honest opinion.  So here is my honest opinion (giveaway to follow).

*****

‘Til Death is a detective story, but not your normal detective story.  Sam Rockwell is a private investigator who specializes in Returns, people that have died but their spirits come back for some kind of closure.  Sam tries to help the Returns find the closure they need.  Sam is the first in his family to become a detective and learned how to be a detective through the novels that he reads.

Sam’s father is murdered and becomes a Return.  Sam decides to use his detective skills (limited as they are) to help solve his father’s murder.  What could go wrong?  Let the hilarity begin.

Jason is a great writer.  The way that he writes is very clear and I can picture everything that is happening.  The story has a good pace to it and does not lag at all.  The humor in the story is great and adds to the story.  His characters are believable and all seemed to have human flaws connected to them, I even wanted to reach into the pages and smack one for being so stubborn.

I found myself being pulled into the story and losing track of time.  There were several nights I stayed up just a little later so I could read one more chapter or reading just enough to find out what was about to happen.  Once the story gets going it is really hard to put down.

‘Til Death has a great message about families and what is important in life.

Jason has a great future ahead of him, he is a great writer.  One thing you will learn, if you haven’t already, is that there are many great indie authors out there and all they need is that one chance to be read.  I cannot wait to see what else Jason writes.  I hope he writes more with these characters because I would love to see how their different stories continues.

You can purchase ‘Til Death from Amazon, it is currently $.99, but it is worth more than that.  It will be going up to $2.99 later this month, August 2015.

Rating: 8.5/10 Stars

If you aren’t sure about the story I have good news for you.  Jason is doing a giveaway:

Giveaway:  Jason is giving away 5 free ebook copies of ‘Til Death.  All you need to do is answer the following question in the comments:
If you died today, but could Return as a ghost, what would you do?
The giveaway will run until 9:00 pm (est) Friday, August 14, 2015.

If you enjoyed this review you might also enjoy:

10 Questions With Jason Anspach
Review: Writer’s Block (The Weston Files Book 1)
Review: American Son
Review: Ready Player One

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8 thoughts on “Review: ‘Til Death

  1. If i returned as a ghost, I would find the most remote, quiet place on the planet and just chill for a while. Like the peak of Mt. Everest or the ocean floor. (If you’ve ever had a toddler in the house, you’d understand.) 😉

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