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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (234 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Judy Clemens Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Grim Reaper Series Release Date:
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In the wake of a tragic accident, Casey Maldonado’s life is over. So she packs up, puts her house on the market, and leaves town, her only companion Death, who won’t take her but won’t leave her alone.

Casey stops in Clymer, a small town in upheaval. The town’s appliance factory and main employer, a company called HomeMaker, is planning to move to Mexico. Not only that, but the town has been rocked by the suicide of a beloved single mother. However, many citizens don’t believe the verdict of suicide at all.

Death encourages Casey to investigate, and she uncovers information that points to the factory. Did the victim truly have the means, as she claimed, to keep the factory from leaving town? Is it possible that her death was a cover-up?

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  • “Gilbert gives Casey just the right note of pluck despite her vulnerability. Death sounds haughty, and the dead woman’s boyfriend is thoughtful and comfortable. Minor players are voiced distinctly, and the story moves at a pleasant pace. Filled with quirky characters (including the sympathetic Casey) and small-town charm, this will be popular with the cozy crowd.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • “Clemens is adept at creating an appealing cast of characters while keeping the plot moving at a fast clip. Casey and Death make an oddly entertaining pair, and readers will hope to see their relationship fleshed out in future titles.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “An interesting premise and a vulnerable but strong protagonist are the highlights here, though the character of Death adds an unexpected dimension. Clemens, author of the Stella Crown series, could have another winner.”


  • “Strong and self-reliant, but operating under a pronounced death wish, Casey attempts to find the truth behind the ‘suicide’ and reluctantly discovers she’s good at helping people. Clemens, author of the well-received Stella Crown series, explores intriguing new territory in this series debut, and adventurous mystery buffs may want to hitch a ride.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ellen | 1/29/2014

    " This is yet another book series that I have managed to read out of order. However I am very happy about it as I believe if I had started with embrace the Grim Reaper I would have never moved on to the second one. Embrace the Grim Reaper is a very interesting book has great characters and it absolutely hilarious take on death. However this book feels to me as though it was a warm-up there was a little too much time spent getting into the head of the main character is a little too much explanation going around. The mystery of the book seemed to never really form a connection to the main character the way it did in the second book and death didn't turn up nearly often enough "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gloria | 1/29/2014

    " The cover and title would lead a reader to think this myster is closer to the horror genre, but in reality, it is closer to the "gentle reads" genre. The opening reveals that something troubling has clearly happened, but soon witty conversations with "Death" and small-town scenes take over featuring small-town theatre, bed and breakfasts, diners, and more. The ending was not particularly satisfactory, but the characters and overall writing were pleasing. No sex, swearing, and only implied violence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karen | 1/24/2014

    " I really liked this book. Casey feels like her life is over, she lost her husband and son in a car accident. She has a settlement from the car manufacturer, but has lost interest in everything, so she leaves town for destinations unknown, her only companion is Death. The author leaves enough unsaid and hinted at to lead me to believe this will be a series. I could really see it as a TV show. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Erf | 1/23/2014

    " I was hoping this book would be better. I think it has an interesting concept, but it did not deliver. If she writes a second book (I think she could create a series with this character), I will give it another try, but if it falls short, I won't put any more time into this author. "

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