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Review: At Death's Door by Astrid V. Tallaksen

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The world is a pretty straightforward place. Even for medium Sara Stone things seem pretty simple, aside from the whole talking to spirits bit. But when the spirits get too hard to handle and Sara ends up admitted to a mental hospital, the world starts to seem a lot less straightforward. First her family disappears, including her four year old son. Then she gets the sneaking suspicion that not only are the staff at the mental hospital somehow connected, but they also have no intention of ever letting her leave the hospital. 

Everything changes when Sara has her first visitor in three months. Daniel is handsome, friendly, and a complete stranger. When he promises to spring her from the hospital and swears that everything she’s experienced is completely real, Sara has no choice but to believe him. But once she reaches a run-down Victorian house in the tiny Alabama town her rescuer calls home, the last thing she expects to discover is that every memory she has is a lie. 

Daniel reveals a world filled with angels, demons, and an impending war humans know nothing about. Sara wants to ignore her role in the whole mess – all that matters is solving the mystery of where her son has gone. But the forces of Heaven, Hell, and the Heart have other plans for her. Can she find her child before the world comes crashing down?


My Review

What a fantastic debut novel! I’ve been looking for a good paranormal read and am a huge fan of the fallen angles, so needless to say this one hit all the marks for me!

At Death’s Door follows the story of Sara. Sara is no ordinary woman. She is a medium and can see spirits. She soon finds herself in a mental hospital and that’s when things get confusing. First her family disappears and she is told she doesn’t have a son. She is confused and starts questioning everything. She’s starting to loose hope that she’ll ever be able to leave the mental hospital….Three months later, everything changes. Sara gets a visit from a stranger named Daniel. There’s just something about him. Her instincts want her to trust him, even though they are strangers. Sure he’s handsome, and friendly.  But he gives her hope and promises that she will get free. Will Sara finally get the answers that she is desperately seeking and when she does, will she be prepared to handle what she learns??

At Death’s Door was a fantastic, and fast paced read. I loved the paranormal aspects and the world that Astrid V. Tallaksen created. This story had great mystery, suspense, humor and romance. At Death’s Door had some really great twists and will have you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next. I really enjoyed the plot of this story. I was so intrigued by it and I loved trying to figure out what was really happening. This was a great debut novel by Astrid V. Tallaksen and I’m looking forward to reading more from this author in the future!

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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