My review of Everyone Dies by John Dolan

The book is not quite like any you’ve ever read before or will likely read again.

Private detective David Braddock is holed-up on the Thai island of Samui plotting the death of Grigory Polzin, the Russian oligarch who ordered the killing of his daughter.

Embittered and descending rapidly into alcoholism, the Englishman must find a way to exact his retribution before he completely falls apart.
Fate, however, has one final lesson for David Braddock: the dead don’t always stay dead.

John Dolan

Review by Caleb Pirtle III

When John Dolan writes a novel, he unlocks the door to his heart and allows you to enter even if it’s against your own will, then surround you with the fears, the demons, the dread that envelops his main character.

You journey with him.

You may not want to, but you become his accomplice.

It’s a nightmare.

And nobody’s sleeping.

Dolan’s opening is unforgettable and chilling. Everyone, he says, regardless of size, shape, sex, or color has two things in common.

They worry about dying.

They die.

He begins his novel this way: As it turns out, whether you have been naughty or nice, the afterlife is nothing like you might have imagined. You can believe me because I speak from experience. But before we get into that, there is a tale that needs to be told, and which should not be further delayed. So if you are sitting comfortably, let’s start with an introduction.

My name is David Braddock.

And this is the story of how I died.

You can’t stop reading now.

Dolan hasn’t pricked your imagination.

He’s stabbed it.

And the knife of curiosity is sharp and pointed.

So where do we go from here?

John Dolan writes with a personal and original vibe that few writers have ever been able to master. He takes life seriously. His detective in the Children of Karma series, David Braddock, never takes himself too seriously even though he knows he is slowly destroying himself with alcohol, nicotine, grief, bitterness and a deep, hungry thirst for revenge.

As Braddock says: “An obsession with revenge might not be great for your mental health, but at least it’s calorie free.”

His daughter is dead.

He knows who killed her.

Well, the Russian Oligarch may not have actually murdered the girl.

But he ordered her death.

The adventure begins.

It’s a classic duel.

A diabolical killer against a man with a broken heart.

Who wins?

Who loses?

Where will it end?

Only John Dolan knows.

And his fascinating narrative takes you down dark, sinister, and gritty streets where you don’t expect to go, where you would never walk alone.

Everyone Dies is a psychological and philosophical thriller of the highest order.

It terrifies you.

It intrigues you.

It surprises you.

It dares you to read one more page, knowing you can’t stop now.

You think you know what’s going to happen.

You fear what’s going to happen.

But does it?

The book is not quite like any you’ve ever read before or will likely read again.

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