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Dette Chambers' Death Journal

by L. M. du Preez

Sci-Fi and Fantasy

LoveReading View on Dette Chambers' Death Journal

A haunting, deeply disturbing, original work

I have never read anything quite like this book. It is incredibly disturbing, with its central character, Dette Chambers, being fixated on death. She believes that she is cursed and, seemingly, causes the deaths of many others. However, whilst death never really leaves the pages, the book also contains a love story. Dette and a would be author, Zach, meet in a cafe. To put it simply, he forces himself into her life, becomes fascinated with her journal and in doing so the two fall in love. The character of Dette, once so cold and detached from life, must confront her inner demons as the romance develops. In this way, she is able to control her obsessive addiction in regards to death, and be reawakened.

One of the most original books that I have read in a long time. It is many things all at the same time: disturbing, dark, sad, but also emotional, passionate and, in a perverse way, uplifting. A story of a developing relationship, bound with almost supernatural elements. A big surprise and well worth a gamble on.

Rachel Anderson, A LoveReading Ambassador


Dette Chambers' Death Journal Synopsis

Dette can smell death.

It’s a curse, an obsession and a consuming addiction.

She has gone an entire year without death.

But everything changes when Zach, a stranger with an intoxicating and unpredictable scent, intrudes upon her life.

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Dette Chambers' Death Journal Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.

I certainly enjoyed reading this book and would be interested to read more by this author. I can understand it must have been a very difficult novel to write, as it looks at many universal questions regarding life and death. Full review

Alexandra Harper-Williams

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ISBN: 9781523607730
Publication date: 20/01/2016
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Ebook

Book Information

ISBN: 9781523607730
Publication date: 20th January 2016
Author: L. M. du Preez
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Ebook
Genres: Sci-Fi and Fantasy,

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