Tuesday, October 31, 2023

Book Review for When I'm Dead by Hannah Morrissey

 Black Harbor #3

When I'm Dead by Hannah Morrissey

Publication November 7, 2023

Genre:  Thriller, Mystery, Crime

Taken from Goodreads:
  One girl murdered. Another one missing. And a medical examiner desperate to uncover the truth in the latest Black Harbor mystery by acclaimed author Hannah Morrissey.

On a bone-chilling October night, Medical Examiner Rowan Winthorp investigates the death of her daughter’s best friend. Hours later, the tragedy hits even closer to home when she makes a devastating discovery—her daughter, Chloe, is gone. But, not without a trace.

A morbid mosaic of clues forces Rowan and her husband to question how deeply they really knew their daughter. As they work closely to peel back the layers of this case, they begin to unearth disturbing details about Chloe and her secret transgressions…details that threaten to tear them apart.

Amidst the noise of navigating her newfound grief and reconciling the sins of her past, an undeniable fact rings true for Rowan: karma has finally come to collect.


My Thoughts:  There is nothing better than a good thriller.   I am new to this series and to Hannah Morrissey so I was not sure what to expect.  I was not disappointed.  When I’m Dead is a thriller that kept me wanting to read and figure out who dun it.  The clues piled on and I was led in so many different directions that I just kept guessing. 

 The characters were realistic, with the high school students being students, the teachers being teachers, and the parents being parents.   I liked the fact that they interacted in ways that were true to who they were, making the story even more real.   Chloe’s parents were both very involved in finding Chloe (it is their jobs) and I liked that they stayed within protocol for the most part but showed the stress of not knowing what was happening with their daughter.  

 I am excited to see what happens next in Black Harbor and would recommend this series.

Thank you Minotaur Books for a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. 


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"A dark and twisted tale of love, loss, regret and revenge, When I'm Dead is Hannah Morrissey at her best." —Stacy Willingham, New York Times bestselling author


"When I'm Dead is a must-read from the dark and emotionally compelling Black Harbor series." —Vanessa Lillie


“The Widowmaker confirms Hannah Morrisey’s status as one of the brightest new voices in crime fiction. An unflinching look at two damaged people trying to do right in a world full of wrong, told in scalpel-sharp prose with a poet’s eye for detail.” —Riley Sager, New York Times bestselling author of The House Across the Lake


The Widowmaker is impossible to put down and even harder to stop thinking about, with characters so fully formed, they walk right off the page, crawl inside you, and stick to your bones.” —Elle Cosimano, USA Today bestselling author of Finlay Donovan Is Killing It


“The Widowmaker is absolutely enthralling. It’s moody and dark, with characters that are heartbreakingly real. Hannah Morrissey has become a must-read author for me.” —Samantha Downing, internationally bestselling author of My Lovely Wife


"Welcome back to Black Harbor, where the snow looks like ash and the people are darker than ever. Morrissey’s latest is an electrifying and unnerving exploration of privilege, justice, and the strength it takes to tackle a city’s grit and glitter in one fell swoop.” —Tessa Wegert, author of Dead Wind


"An instantly compelling main character and unforgettable cast. A propulsive look at family and secrets and desire . . . gorgeously written." —Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of Her Perfect Life


“Mesmerizing, moody, and filled with menace, you won’t want to put down The Widowmaker. The future of crime fiction is named Hannah Morrissey.” —Alex Finlay, author of The Night Shift





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