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5+ stars for The Girl Who Knew Death by Norm Harris #thriller #paranormal #paranormalthriller
Title: The Girl Who Knew Death
Author: Norm Harris
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Military, Paranormal Espionage
Navy lawyer and former First Daughter Faydra (Fay) Green is no longer quite so haunted by the dark events of her recent past and is hoping for some well-deserved rest. But her world is once again turned upside down when a shocking secret about her adopted daughter, Katrinka (Kat), is revealed. But before Fay can help Kat make any decisions about her future, Kat is captured and thrown into an Egyptian prison. She manages to escape but must flee to safety across Europe, trying to stay one step ahead of several mysterious pursuers. Soon, Fay and Kat discover they are being chased by more than ordinary forces – Azrael, the Angel of Death, has taken a puzzling interest in their situation and a dangerous demon appears to be stalking Kat’s every move. It will take all of Fay’s strength and ingenuity to meet these, and other, challenges looming ahead of her, while Kat must ask herself what she truly wants out of life.
Kat is stalked by otherworldly creatures, including Death, and Faydra is left wondering what she can do to protect her daughter. Navy lawyer Faydra Green is taking some well-deserved time off. Demons of her past have been laid to rest but what about her adopted daughter, Kat? For Kat, her nightmare is just starting. A shocking secret propels a series of events Faydra’s not prepared for. While Kat’s future is in jeopardy, her present is on shaky ground. Unseen forces are tracking Faydra and Kat down as they flee first Egypt and then across Europe. Faydra’s grip on reality blurs as she comes face-to-face with the angel of death whose interest in Kat is disturbing. Can Faydra and Kat stay one step ahead of death and demons? Will Kat choose her future or will her future choose her?
The Girl Who Knew Death is a paranormal thriller I read in one day. From the first page to the last, I was hooked. The premise for The Girl Who Knew Death is a unique one and it captivated my imagination. In this installment, Faydra and Kat battle an unlikely enemy with paranormal powers. The character of Death enrobed in a human body was brilliantly portrayed. The plot moved at an excellent pace with plenty of surprising moments. The characters are well-drawn with interesting dynamics as they interact with each other. The suspense surrounding Kat and Faydra ratcheted up my pulse through intricate action scenes and world-building. This is Norm Harris’ first foray into paranormal and the writing was exemplary. Through his gift for writing thrillers, he builds layer upon layer and the result is an unputdownable, addictive paranormal thriller. If you’re a paranormal reader, you’ll want to read The Girl Who Knew Death. Brilliantly written, The Girl Who Knew Death has everything you want in a paranormal thriller. I can’t wait to read the next installment in this series. Highly recommend!
My Rating: 5+ stars
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Norm Harris' first novel debuted on an Amazon bestseller list in 2002. It was a one-and-done, but now he's back with a plan to publish the Spider Green Mystery Thriller Series from the first mystery/thriller of days gone by.
Except for time spent in military service, he is a second-generation Seattleite (that's what they call those who dwell in the shadow of Mt. Rainier), with his legal beagle son, K-K, and five giant tropical fish.
Norm's stories spring from his memories of people who he has met and places and the places he has visited as he traveled the world. Diversity, inclusion, and equality are foremost in each story. "Fay is an admirable, tough, brilliant protagonist." said one reviewer. Said another, "Lt Commander Faydra Green from the JAG Corps is a “take no prisoners” protagonist..."
Watch for his four upcoming first quarter 2022 novels, "Fruit of the Poisonous Tree", "Arid Sea", "Deception Pass", and "The Girl Who Knew Death" in what he hopes to be an award-winning mystery thriller series. And in late 2022 his fifth book in the series "Rain and Wind and Fire".
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N