“A thrilling high-concept book that crosses numerous genres. Chilling and emotional in all the right places.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
This book is a bit of a mixed bag. the premise is brilliant, people who can ‘Revive’ the dead briefly and talk to them, offer their relatives the chance of a final goodbye, discover a murder victim’s killer, the possibilities are endless.
It’s a brilliant plot and is reasonably well written if a little awkward in places. The protagonist is a 30 something American who sounds strangely English most of the time, his best friend Never Geary is almost too good to be true and the supporting characters are a little clichéd. But if you can get past all that it’s well worth a read.
Jonah is a Reviver, one of the best, he can bring back the most difficult of cases that the FRS (Forensic Revival Service) deal with and is proud of his ability to treat the dead gently and with compassion.