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Every Time He Dies

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Daphne Lawrence is haunted. Two years ago, her fianc�e died in a terrible accident, her mother passed away from cancer and she stopped speaking to her father. As an embalmer, Daff is used to the company of dead people, but she isn't used to them talking back. In fact, Daff isn't used to anything that could be considered woo-woo including, but not limited to: psychics, crys ...more
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Published November 5th 2019 by Tara East
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Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: aww, own
Can someone please make this into a TV series ? This is a fabulous read and i want to see Liam and Daff on the small screen.

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A brilliant debut!

This is a multilayered, deeply moving narrative of redemption, forgiveness, identity, moving on, grieving, bikies, lies, mysteries and ghosts. What a fabulous read and oh so satisfying.

Tara East is a very visual storyteller; I watched this story play out in technicolour 3D in my head, the locations, very Australian, (
Shayla Morgansen
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of this title in exchange for an honest review.

I thoroughly enjoyed this clever, well-paced paranormal crime thriller. Unique in its precise composition of genre and setting, Every Time He Dies follows two parallel plotlines as both father and daughter are brought reluctantly into the same dangerous case of gang violence and unexpectedly haunted jewellery. Bitter, world-worn cop Lawrence and equally bitter, practical embalmer Daff are brought to life by Tara East's de
Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
‘Every Time He Dies’ by Tara East is a very well written, fast paced story of gang crime in Brisbane. I was hooked from page one and really enjoyed exploring the mystery behind a number of murders. I’d definitely recommend this one, it’s 5 stars from me!

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Oct 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My review can be found here:

I am not really sure where to start with this one, so I'm going to start with the weird associations that go on in my head sometimes and tell you the one thing I don't like about this book.... I don't like the title. A song came on the radio in the car one day last week and now every single time I think of the book I start hearing "Every Time She Cries" by John Farnham and Human Nature. I can't explain it, but it did get a little frustrating.

My h
Literary Portals
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller-mystery
What Made Me Read It I was sent a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. The author described it as a novel about "a woman [who] finds a watch that is the same design as her deceased boyfriend's, only it is haunted by a ghost with amnesia. While trying to uncover the ghost's identity she becomes involved in her estranged father's homicide investigation". The crime genre doesn't particularly appeal to me but the premise of the book sounded intriguing: a familiar-looking haunted watch, a ...more
Amy (Lost in a Good Book)
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East has created a captivating and engaging story that brings together humour, love, family, and a little bit of the unknown. Told from dual perspectives we get to see Daphne’s life and the perspective of her estranged father, Detective Lawrence, on the cusp of his retirement from the force with an ongoing battle against old adversaries. Daphne on the other hand, is still coming to ter
Kleio B'wti
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Title: Every Time He Dies

Author: Tara East

Publisher: Tara East; 1 edition

Date of Publishing: 5 November 2019

Sold By: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited

Number of pages: 253 pages


Every Time He Dies is a soft-boiled crime/mystery novel with paranormal elements.The wonderful novel will release around November 5, 2019 and is a novel every book lover should look forward to.

Without giving the
L. Dereksen
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very impressive debut novel!

A paranormal crime drama set in Brisbane, Australia, follows the lives of Daff (mortician) and her estranged father Lawrence (retiring detective), as they seek to unravel the threads of their own respective mysteries. Woven into the crime-drama genre is grief, ghosts, and biker gangs--each surprisingly authentic. The writing is tight, with punch and verve.

I must confess this is not usually my genre, but I found the characters to be re
T.M.B.A. Corbett
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Every Time He Dies is a captivating story about family, love, loss, and Ghosts! I do not normally read family emotional stories about love and loss because it can not keep my attention. However this book is well written with great characters and flowing dialogue, and intriguing plot, and a supernatural element that drew me in. It is also a very clever paranormal crime thriller that anyone would enjoy reading. Along with the great plot you will enjoy the dynamic between Daff and Jon, her father, ...more
Richard West
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tara East’s debut novel is a knock-out read. Its protagonist, Daphne Lawrence, hits the pages casting hooks that reel her readers into a world of brutal murders, bikie gangs, psychics – and ghosts. Daff is an embalmer. She sees things. And dead people talk to her. Her dad, co-protagonist Detective Sergeant Jon Lawrence deducts things. Criminals don’t talk to him – willingly. But together, despite being estranged, they independently strive to discover the truth behind the grisly crimes – with the ...more
Dannie at RAPT
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
You can read my complete review here. I was given a copy of Every Time He Dies via Author Tara East for an honest review.

Completely entranced by Tara East's writing in Every Time He Dies. East wrote an intriguing story that increasingly progresses throughout to weave many characters into one well-rounded read. With a wonderful writing style, the novel flowed easily without creating chaos and not once did I feel lost in the reading. Tara East’s debut novel is a perfect read and definitely a must to pick up as a gift th
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
The cover of this book alone would prompt me to read it. As a Texas gal who lives in a city where El Día de los Muertos, the skeleton with its ties to Sugar Skulls drew me in. This book is about grief, hauntings, and identity.

The protaognist, Daphne Lawrence (Daff) is haunted by recent events in her life. Her fiancé died in a tragic accident (one Daff fears she may have caused), her mother passed away from cancer, and she shut her father out of her life. She shifted her field of study from toxi
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Tara East is a Doctoral candidate with degrees in Journalism, Editing and Publishing and Creative Writing. Her articles on writing, literature, gender and culture have appeared in Writing from Below, Queensland Writers Centre, The Huffington Post and The Artifice and her fiction has appeared in TEXT journal and October Hill Magazine among others. Home is with her partner, Ashley, and their mini-sc ...more