We live in a culture of pain and death and most of us go through life without ever really understanding that. Maybe it was only a matter of time before we produced someone who understood that better than we did, someone who saw the world as just one big altar on which to sacrifice humanity, someone who believed he had to make an example of us all.
Charlie Parker known simply as Bird as fought crime and seen the worst of humanity. To reduce the pain he took to drinking. Did is his drinking lead to the murder of his wife and daughter. One of the many demons that pull in his psych. There is much to Charlie Parker.
The plot pulls many characters and at times I felt lost until I could catch up only to get lost again. It is also a descriptive in many ways that it honestly became difficult to read but I had to know who killed Charlie’s family and why. In between his family’s murder and the evil that reigned and was ultimately stopped, was a destroyer of life. A murder that flaunted helpless victims and a mind that gloated each kill with his knowledge and god like persona. The murder scenes were gruesome and each was lesson to Charlie. The killer was playing a deadly game of cat and mice.
The plot was centered around the murder of Charlie’s family and Charlie intuition that the murder was about something more. This crime novel gives you a window to what police officers, FBI, etc are bombarded with every day. What heinous crimes do to the men and women whose jobs are to protect and serve. In this way, Every Dead Thing became more human where humanity is not valued.
A Special Thank You to Atria Books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.