Living Dead Girl by Kelly Gunderman
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In this young adult thriller perfect for fans of Pretty Little Liars, Thirteen Reasons Why, and Sadie, a teenage girl is about to find out how far would she will go to get revenge on those who have taken everything from her.
When seventeen-year-old high school senior Kaitlyn Davis is almost raped and then brutally murdered at a party by three boys she goes to school with, she uses her dying breath to swear that they will pay for what they’ve done. When she wakes up the next morning, she is a bit blurry on the night before and gets a big surprise – she’s alive? How?
Soon, things start getting weird – it seems as though no one can see her or hear her, and no matter what she does, she can’t seem to feel anything, such as temperature. She can still move things around and touch others, and the room suddenly drops about thirty degrees wherever she is, but why?
That’s when she is forced to accept it – she’s dead. At first Kaitlyn grieves the loss of her short life – there are so many things that she is going to miss out on, so many things that she will never get to do. But then she gets angry, and she remembers her promise to get revenge on those who had taken her life.
Setting out to give them what they deserve, Kaitlyn has no plans to stop until she gets the revenge she desires.
Kaitlyn has been in love with her best friend Dana for years, but the feelings aren’t reciprocated. When Kaitlyn imbibes too much at a party, her intentions are rejected by Dana, and Kaitlyn is left there alone…vulnerable…dead.
Kaitlyn’s revenge for her death is not planned out but it unfolds in a shocking and judicious manner resulting in a bittersweet ending.
Kaitlyn and Dana’s friendship is not the healthiest with all the drinking and smoking, but they have each others’ back. After Dana’s reaction to Kaitlyn’s faux pas at the party, it is heartbreaking to see Dana’s sorrow and regret for running away from the party. But Kaitlyn gets closure in her own way which brought tears to my eyes.
Ms. Gunderman’s chilling story about revenge for an inexcusable murder is disturbing and unearthly. The story is fast-paced and hard to put down, but the lack of editing had me pausing for clarification where I should have been deep into a suspense thriller.
Thank you to Ms. Gunderman for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kelly Gunderman was born a child of the late eighties in small-town Pennsylvania. A bibliophile in her own right, she is hoping to one day surpass the number of pages she has turned with those she has written of her own accord.
Having recently completed her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Development, Kelly suddenly found herself with a bit more free time than usual, and began her immediately successful foray into blogging and Freelance Writing, which subsequently led to her renewed desire to finally put her ideas and imaginings “on paper.”
Focusing primarily on the Young Adult genre, Kelly’s first novel, Finding Me, was published by Swoon Romance, and she is currently working on putting even more stories on paper.
She currently resides in her original home town with her husband, their two daughters, and a few cats that constantly challenge the sanity of all with their ill-advised attempts at what can only be assumed to be world domination.