Harvey Boyd is a small-town radio newsman who thinks the biggest story of his career is the murder trial of Angel Whaley, accused of offing her husband - rising country star Jared Whaley - in his dressing room before a show at a local nightclub.
He has no idea.
Following a field trip to the station by a group of sixth-graders, Harvey finds a suspicious document uploaded to his laptop. It had to have been put there by that quiet kid who'd slipped away from the tour and been caught at the computer, yet there's no way this 12-year-old redneck could have written it. It tells the story of a middle-aged country singer, an emerging voice tragically silenced. It's written with intelligence and humor. It's written in the first-person. It's written in the past tense.
Harvey's about to become a part of the biggest story of his career.
Diary of a Dead Guy is part ghost story, part mystery, part outrageous courtroom comedy. Alternating between the first-person memoirs of the suddenly-deceased Jared and the narrative tale of a small town turned upside down, it describes what can happen when the unfathomable thrusts itself upon the innocent, leaving no other option than to believe.
I'm truly surprised by all the positive reviews. This book was nothing close to what I expected having read the reviews and the summary. I didn't enjoy it at all. Im not denying the man can write,but the story was drawn out,repetitive and in parts plain boring. I kept pushing through waiting for it to redeem itself. By the time the ending came I wasn't even invested in the outcome anymore. I'm by no means a prude but I feel that books with so much swearing should have some kind of notification feature,like movies do....just in case that's not your thing.
Didn't know what I was expecting but this book was not for me. I can get dry humor but not this. I couldn't make it through the 4th chapter