REVIEW: “Talking to the Dead” by Bonnie Grove


At first, I wasn’t sure I’d like this book. It started off very slowly, and I was having a hard time getting into it. I suppose that maybe the author wrote it that way on purpose, to show Kate’s grief. After Kate started seeing Dr. Alexander, though, the storyline started to pick up, and I found myself having a hard time setting the book down.

The themes of love and forgiveness are strong, but the spiritual component is very mild — not at all overpowering. In fact, I believe anyone could read this without feeling put out, even if they don’t normally care for “Christian” fiction.

The only thing that bothered me (other than the slow start) was the rushed ‘conclusion’ Kate comes to near the end of the book. It felt too fake for me, and I also felt the ending, itself, was a bit rushed. Not too badly, like some other books I’ve read, but still a bit.

I do hope there’ll be a follow-up book with the same characters! I’d like to know what happens from this point! 😉

Rated: B+

0 Replies to “REVIEW: “Talking to the Dead” by Bonnie Grove”

  1. I almost bought this very book tonight, even picked it up but ended up putting it back. Maybe I should buy it although I am not to sure since you mention you thought it was a little slow. Maybe at some point in the summer. Thanks for the review.

  2. I like your honest review. Just finished this book myself. I don’t read a lot of fiction, but I really enjoyed this one and couldn’t put it down either.

  3. Thanks for the review. =) I didn’t think this book would grab my attention much either. If I come across it on my next visit to the book store, I’ll flip it through to see.

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