Review: "My Soul To Keep" by Tananarive Due

Listen to Joe's review:

My Soul to KeepIf you had to pick only one of the books on this list to read, cross off the others right now and run, don't walk, to the nearest book store, and get this book.

Consider the man or woman in your life that you think you know so well. Do you? What if you found out that your spouse cannot die? And what if that knowledge put you and your child in danger?

Jessica Jacobs-Wolde writes for the Miami Sun-News. She has a loving husband, David, and daughter, Kira. She has a deal to collaborate on a new book with her friend and fellow journalist, Peter Donovitch.

Her life could not move along more splendidly. Until David climbs up a ladder to get their cat out of a tree, and falls. And breaks his body. And refuses to see a doctor. And survives. And walks around a few days later like it never happened. And tells her they must run, because the other immortals out there will not let her live now that she knows of their existence.

Tananarive Due writes a character driven adventure with an African-American heroine in a literary field of plot driven stories about white male heroes. That alone makes me recommend it. The fact that the book will chew you up, spit you out, and make you beg for more? Gravy.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

My Soul To Keep by Tananarive Due
Published by: Eos; April 1, 1998
ISBN: 006105366X
Genre: Horror
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About Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy succumbed to leiomyosarcoma on April 1, 2007. The irony of this is not lost on any who knew him and laughed with him. He was the first “official” book reviewer for The Dragon Page Radio Talk Show, and after moving to Arizona, he became a frequent contributor to Cover to Cover, Wingin’ It, Slice of SciFi and co-host of Kick-Ass Mystic Ninjas.

He will be missed.