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Miriam Black knows when you will die.

Still in her early twenties, she's foreseen hundreds of car crashes, heart attacks, strokes, suicides, and slow deaths by cancer. But when Miriam hitches a ride with truck driver Louis Darling and shakes his hand, she sees that in thirty days Louis will be gruesomely murdered while he calls her name.

Miriam has given up trying to save people; that only makes their deaths happen. But Louis will die because he met her, and she will be the next victim. No matter what she does she can't save Louis. But if she wants to stay alive, she'll have to try.

File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Touch Of Death | The Future Is Written | Free Way | Surviving ]
ISBN: 9780857662309
Alternative Title: Black birds


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AL_TARINA Jun 16, 2017

Absolutely loved this book. From the very first sentence, you hit the ground running and are swept up in the unpredictably predictable life of Miriam Black, a woman who can tell how people are going to die just by touching them. Raunchy, foul, foul-mouthed, and raw, this book is not for the faint of heart. Reminded me a bit of anything by Joe R. Landsdale.

Jul 22, 2015

Fine writing. I follow Wendig's blog daily and I like his approach to writing but I'm not so into violence and cruelty. Miriam Black is just how she would have to be, with the curse of her ability to see how someone's going to die, but even though I finished it, I won't be returning to that series. Too harsh for me.

Feb 18, 2013

I enjoyed this book. The storyline is unique to anything else I have read, and I found some aspects humerous.

Oct 15, 2012

Ick. The violence is over the top. Nothing about the characters or the story was compelling enough to keep me reading this.

Jul 14, 2012

This rough, hardened twentysomething has a lot on her plate, and very little control over the events that are unfolding. Miriam Black is plagued with the ability to foretell how you are going to die, and try as she might, she cannot change fate. When she meets Louis the truckdriver, it comes to pass that his death may be her fault. Wracked with guilt, she spirals into a world of nefarious characters who practice extreme violence against her as Louis's death looms over her.
A very satisfying and quick read!

Jul 03, 2012

A very dark take on the intersection between free will and morality. Lovably, gritty characters balance out the violence that is key to the story.


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Aug 14, 2012

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