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Book Review: Living in the Shadow of Death (Life After Death Day Book 1) by Donna Augustine

Living in the Shadow of Death (Life After Death Day Book 1)

by Donna Augustine
Oct 6, 2023
Pages: 252
Ninety percent of the world died in the span of a few seconds. No warning. No explanation. Few survivors. Now we’re all trying to get by as society collapses around us.

Survival is a battle and it’s getting worse every day. Food is scarce and the shelves are all bare. Finding medication for my little brother is impossible, and my desperation is growing as my options narrow.

When the world is falling to pieces, and all the people you know are vying to become the baddest villains around, maybe finding the meanest monster on the block is exactly what’s needed. A dangerous man I would’ve run from a month ago might be my only salvation.

One day life was normal, the next I was a twenty-year-old, living on my dad and stepmother’s couch dreaming of the day I would be back out on my own. Then in the blink of an eye, ninety percent of the world had dropped dead. So now I am in charge of not only keeping myself alive but my little brother as well. My brother is only 5 years old and is a type one diabetic in need of insulin to stay alive. At this point I would do anything to keep him alive even aligning with those I wouldn’t have before Death Day.

Piper has a strength of character that continues to develop as the story unfolds. Every step she takes is to take care of someone else and she is selfless when it comes to protecting those she loves. Duncan has a similar disposition, except he knows he’s strong and that most can’t hurt him no matter how hard they try. At first, he feels like he is stuck with Piper and her little rag-tag team of misfits, but he is a man of honor who honors his debts, and this is no different.

Augustine has a way of weaving stories that makes me stop everything and read her books when they come out. I have never been disappointed in her stories and this one is no exception.

5 Sheep


About the Author:

Donna Augustine is the USA Today Bestselling author of The Wilds, Karma and Ollie Wit.

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Donna Augustine was an odd child, had a brief moment of conformity in early adulthood and then decided to embrace her craziness as the years rolled by. It's her inner crazy that she credits with coming up with the ideas for her books. One part hypochondriac, a few dashes of paranoia, topped with a sliver of uptight and delivered with a relaxed flair, she kicked the proverbial box down the yellow brick road a couple years ago to embrace her true self.

She can be reached by a carrier pigeon, set free in a south by north direction, where she resides in Neverland with her two Siberian cats. Cats who, by the way, aren't as hypoallergenic as she believed they'd be.

For the conventional minded, and those of you without a pigeon on hand, she can be reached at She responds to most emails within three dusk periods.

P.S. For those of you looking for the discarded box, it was sitting beside the road for a while but has since disappeared completely.

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