Book Review: Life After Death by Jackson Paul Baer

*I received a complimentary copy of this book, and I’m leaving a voluntary review*

Another great book by Jackson Paul Baer. I think this is my fourth one, and second in the ‘An American Family’ series. You can read my review for the first one here, but the short story is that it’s a magnificent thriller about a family who loses their mother and wife to a serial killer.

This book picks up where the other left off, with Isaac, the father and husband trying to build up a life with his new wife, and his children trying to carry on with their own. It’s about life, love, and the struggle of having lived through a horrible event.

Baer writes how he always has; with passion, clarity, and captivation. Is style is clear and beautiful, not over the top, and the book isn’t too long. Just the way I like it. His book are all very family centric, with a focus on home, love, and the relationships within a family, as well as the horrible things that happen to them.

But this book isn’t what I hoped for, not because it isn’t good, but because I feel like we’ve changed genre. Book 1 in the series is an exciting thriller, but since we’ve dealt with that already, this feels more like family drama, and at times a romance. It’s an interesting development in a series, one I don’t think I’ve seen before, but at the same time I felt a bit cheated.

There’s of course some excitement, and thrilling stuff does happen, don’t get me wrong. Like I said, the book is good, and the continuing of the story is gripping. It just doesn’t taste quite the same, do you know what I mean?

If you’re looking for a well-written series about a family that suffer through horrible things, trying to (and maybe managing) to come out stronger by the end, give this a try.

You can find more on Baer and his work here – go check it out.

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