Five Deaths is a story about just that, Five Deaths. The story is told by Andrew from his early childhood and first encounter with a ghost to his adult life and continued ghostly encounters. Andrew is a sensitive child that I would classify as empathic. Andrew takes on the responsibility of giving the ghosts he sees peace by killing those that murdered them. This is his story on how they were wronged and what he does to make it right.
AJ Brown went into exquisite detail on how the ghosts were murdered. I could see the gore and imagine their pain and suffering as they died. I had to stop and take a moment a few times because his descriptors had my imagination firing on all cylinders. It felt like I was in the story watching as these tragedies unfolded. I found myself rooting for Andrew to impart his vigilante justice.
Brown’s writing is brutal to its core but thrilling at the same time. He has a way of telling a story that escalates and makes the reader not want to stop turning those pages. Brown even delves into Andrew’s mind to explore some of the psychological ramifications for his deeds. I read this in essentially two days because I could not put it down. This is a great story that explores the darkness of a man that could be lurking in any one of us!