The Guy Who Died Twice

Sergeant Detective D. D. Warren confronts the strangest case of her career in this exclusive eBook short story by the #1 New York Times bestselling author.

D. D. Warren was pretty sure she'd seen it all. Then a man walks into police headquarters, attempting desperately to convince the squad that he's dead. Explaining to him that he's very much alive, they finally send him on his way . . . and then hours later, he turns up actually dead. And it's on D. D. Warren to figure out how and why the dead man died . . . twice.

My Review
This is a fun, cozy short read. Although, it did not read like a "short" story. It had everything to make a "great" story. Entertaining characters, a good storyline with plenty of twists, and a satisfying ending. The more I get to know of D. D.; the more I love her. She is very intelligent. Additionally, I learned something new. The main character who dies suffered from Cotard's syndrome, a neurological disorder.
Per Wiki "Cotard delusion is a rare mental illness in which the affected person holds the delusional belief that they are already dead, do not exist, are putrefying, or have lost their blood or internal organs. Statistical analysis of a hundred-patient cohort indicates that the denial of self-existence is a symptom present in 45% of the cases of Cotard's syndrome; yet, paradoxically, 55% of the patients present delusions of immortality. "
I tried to piece together all of the puzzle pieces from the different characters but I was not as smart as D.D. The way the mystery all came together in the end did leave me with a few "ah, ha" moments. This short story is a nice one to get me ready for the next full length novel.
You can request a copy on Netgalley until December 31.


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